Catholic Care’s Schools, Children & Family Wellbeing Service Starts to Deliver ‘Safer Futures’ Education Programme /

From September 2017 Catholic Care’s Schools, Children & Family Wellbeing Service will be delivering the ‘Safer Futures’ Education Programme. The programme will raise awareness of domestic abuse working with schools across the Diocese. The programme has been developed by National Women’s Aid, it is evidence based and well evaluated. There is an age appropriate lesson Read More

Mental Health in the Workplace /

October 10th marked World Mental Health Day and the theme for 2017 is mental health in the workplace, an important area which can often be over looked. Studies have shown that our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our over-all wellbeing, so at Catholic Care we welcome the challenge of including Read More

Caritas Conference 2017 /

On Friday 29 September Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) and Deacon Joe Cortis (Trustee) travelled to London to attend the Caritas Conference 2017 entitled Mission in an Age of Austerity. The first keynote speaker was Paul Hackwood from the Church Urban Fund who spoke passionately about our current model of society which relies on Read More

Dementia Friends! /

As Catholic Care continues with its strategic goal for this year of becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation more awareness sessions have been taking place. The Trustees and Staff at Westhaven and Craven House attended Dementia Friends Introduction Sessions in September, led by our Dementia Friends Champion Rachel Beedle, and have all chosen to become Dementia Read More

Annual Meeting 2017 /

On Wednesday 27th September, staff, services users, supporters and donators of the Charity gathered at Leeds Trinity University for the Catholic Care Annual Meeting. Carol Hill, Director of Catholic Care, welcomed everyone and asked Bishop Marcus to open the meeting with a prayer. Carol went on to explain that during the summer Catholic Care commissioned Read More

Respect Week /

St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College hosted their ‘Respect week 2017’ event from 25th-29th September, their second following last years success. Janet Kent, Service Manage for the Schools, Children and Family Wellbeing Service, joined the ‘Respect’ team delivering 18 mindfulness workshops across the school. Students learned about the great benefits of mindfulness Read More

International day for Older People 2017 – 1st October /

The international day for older people (IDOP) is an annual event held on 1st October. We at Catholic Care recognise this day along with many other organisations and individuals who support older people. The day focuses on the enormous and significant contributions made by older people themselves in local communities and celebrates the benefits to Read More

Happy Birthday David /

David, who lives with us at our home in Keighley, recently celebrated his 40th birthday. David’s family had arranged a big party and family and friends were invited to join in the celebrations. The party was held at the rugby club and included dancing and great food. David enjoyed meeting everyone and, a few good Read More

Launch of Caritas Leeds /

Saturday 23rd September saw members of Catholic Care joining Parishioners from across the Diocese to gather at Notre Dame Sixth Form College for the Launch of Caritas Leeds. Philip McCarthy, CEO of Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) informed those present of the history and how the Leeds Diocese would become part of national and international Read More