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JULY. 2022

 
Click to help us support local adults and families in crisis
 

 

 

The difference your gift made to a young family in crisisIt is always lovely to receive a compliment, but when we know that our work has made a profound impact on someone's life and that of their family, we think you - our supporters - should hear about the difference your donations make."I was a resident here over 20 years ago and you did lots for me and my son.  We are now both doing great.  If it wasn't for Maryville [Caritas Salford's Young Parents' Accommodation in Blackburn], I don't know what I would have done.  I sometimes just walk past for the memories..." 
Click to find out more and support Caritas Salford's Young Parents' Accommodation
 

Please continue to keep those we are supporting at this difficult time in your prayers

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.

 
“Caritas is the salt, the leaven and the light that provides a beacon of hope to those in need.”— Pope Francis
 
Click here to find out about the Big Sleep Out!

  

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JANUARY. 2022

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me.”    Matthew 25:40

 

Caritas Salford have published their latest Impact Report. It demonstrates the transformations in the lives of people in crisis situations, made possible by the support of our prayers, practical donations and financial gifts.

Click here to read the Caritas Impact Report for 2021

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Modefrn slavery helplineJANUARY. 2022

 

 A little niggling suspicion you have about someone, or "something going on", or "something not quite right" may be just the piece of jigsaw needed to fit into the bigger picture and make action possible - to rescue someone from a dreadful life - and prosecution to prevent even more people being trafficked / exploited / enslaved.

 

Slavery is closer than you think - watch the 30 second Modern Slavery campaign TV advert

from 2014 to find out more

 

  • Always call 999 if you or the person is in immediate danger, if there’s no immediate danger, call the police on the non-emergency number 101
  • Lancashire Victims Services are available to offer help and support on 0300 323 0085
  • You can also call the national modern slavery helpline that offers 24/7 advice on 08000 121 700

·        You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. When you contact them your identity will be protected

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OCT. 2021: - BRINGING BACK TO OUR MINDS THE ISSUE

OF TRAFFICKING AND MODERN SLAVERY 

It has not gone away during the pandemic. Where are the victims now? How can we spot signs of it happening? We shall be putting information and personal stories on this Caritas page, and referring people to them from the parish newsletter.

The first link below takes you to a 7-minute video produced by the the Clewer Initiative of the Church of England, an initiative which is very active in this enormous problem. It gives an insight into the issue of slavery / exploitation. If you then look at the side of the screen, there are links to personal stories. 

 We See You: Modern Slavery in the UK - YouTube

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Click here for Marek's story, for which we have his permission

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Lancashire Police Modern Slavery Website

 

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Afghan Refugee Crisis

 

27/8/21: The plight of refugees fleeing from the dreadful situation in Afghanistan has touched the hearts of many, not least here in the Parish of the Good Samaritan where some members of our parish community have launched an initiative, together with Caritas Salford and New Neighbours Together here in Burnley to help refugees now arriving in our region.

 

UPDATE 30/8/21 - the list of items urgently needed has just been updated:

to find out how you can contribute, please click here. Thank you.

 

 

22/8/21:

Concerned about the plight of those seeking refuge from the turbulent, dangerous situation in Afganistan?

Wish you could do something to help?

See this page on the diocesan website.

 

Update 23/8/21:

A chance to help financially or donate items to refugees arriving in the North West:

 https://www.caritassalford.org.uk/afghanistan-appeal-2021/