• Cornerstone celebrates 25 year of service to Homeless

    Thank you to Irish Abroad 2016 for a fabulous fundraising spectacular at the Manchester Hilton on Friday 25th November to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cornerstone's work with homeless people. The story began 25 years ago in a small port-a-cabin and today serves up to 200 people per day with a range of professional services that includes emergency and 4 half-way-houses for accommodation. Lawrence Bettany, manager of Caritas Community Services shared the fundraising platform with Francis House Children's Hospice. Lawrence introduced Musaab, a refugee from the Sudan who has been granted asylum in the UK and who is now housed through the Cornerstone services.

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  • Visit to Rome Continued...

    Thanks to all that made this journey possible! Each one of us on our pilgrimage came back changed. Going with these people sharing the experience with them, agreeing we would spoil these nine men as we believe they would never have had such attention in their lives. We all benefited from it. Blessings all the time. We were all mostly weary most of the time as finding the places each day by foot was quite difficult, but we were all full of cheer and joy. Watching these men looking after each other and us was so inspiring it truly was once in a lifetime.

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  • Visit to Rome

    A group of thirteen staff, volunteers and clients from Cornerstone Day Centre, part of Caritas, were among many from around the world invited to join Pope Francis to celebrate the end of the Holy Year of Mercy. Nine of the chosen who went on this amazing journey of a lifetime had experienced homelessness, some had never been on a holiday or owned a passport and with our support are now in accommodation, many of whom now volunteer at our Centre. The pope spoilt us and all that had been invited, some 4,000 present. His love and compassion for the poor shone throughout these four amazing days.

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  • Computer class

    For the past three months computer classes have been held twice a week in our computer suite. For many of the participants this is the first time they have used a key board and faced a computer screen. Whilst initially very nervous all our students have shown a remarkable improvement in their skills and development. They are now typing essays on Greek mythology and abstracts from Shakespeare's plays.! What a difference a few months makes with a bit of encouragement and teaching.

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  • Party to say “Thank You” to our Volunteers

    This year Cornerstone celebrates 25 years of helping the poor and vulnerable. During these years without the help and commitment of our Volunteers, we would have been unable to open our doors. We truly value their help very much and therefore decided to organise a party night at St. Kentigern’s Social Club so that we could express our gratitude to them.

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Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.

Justin

Cornerstone turned my life around

Zak

Future athlete

Bob

What a difference a hair cut makes

Andrew

So proud of Andrew

Harry

Changing Lives and Giving Hope

Harry

Our Cornerstone Miracle

Rebuilding your life

A reason to get up in the morning

Getting back on track

See how we helped Paul through a very low point in his life

Reuniting Family

See how John reunited with his family

Helping Drug Addiction

See how Andrew turned his life around

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