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Caritas is responding to an increase in need throughout our communities… and increasing gaps in service provision.
Needs and gaps that affect the most vulnerable in our communities; the homeless, refugees, people with mental health issues, the isolated, those who don’t know where their next meal is coming from… and all from any faith or no faith. All are welcome.
We do this work to fulfill Bishop Philip’s vision of being outward looking servants.
Caritas identifies areas where our projects are needed; we develop new pilot projects, we help parish volunteers to set up existing tried and tested projects… and deliver benefits to our guests. We train, fund raise, monitor and evaluate… all the time looking after the safety of our volunteers and our guests.
Our work combines the themes of social justice and environmental concerns.
Our projects seek to empower volunteers and guests to come together in the work that we do to find solutions to the single crisis that affects individuals and our world.
We are mindful of Pope Francis’ words:
“We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”