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Imagining a world without homelessness
On Friday, 10th July we held the Cornerstone Big Sleep In to raise money for our flagship service on Denmark Rd, Manchester. The Cornerstone Big Sleep Out has become a highlight in the Caritas fundraising calendar, where people come together each year to sleep out of doors in solidarity with those who have no choice
The stone which the builders rejected
This Friday is the night of the Cornerstone Big Sleep Out! We hope you enjoy the article below written by Cornerstone manager Lorraine Cumbo for the Catholic Times. This edition of the Catholic Times is available in most local parishes from Friday morning. Check with the parish priest for opening times as these may differ
Farewell Howard
Over 60 people in need of food, a friendly word and some company under the social distancing and stay at home whenever possible advice came to Cornerstone Day Centre on the Bank Holiday Friday. They came to collect a food parcel and some came to thank Howard Bradshaw, Deputy Manager of the Centre on his
Local Authority Coronavirus Community Hubs
In this unprecedented emergency, Caritas Diocese of Salford have compiled the information below. This represents the Community Response Hubs established by each Local Authority that operates within our diocese. Please note, not all Local Authorities have announced the location their services are based at. This is to encourage people to call in advance and to
Amazon Wishlist – Covid-19 Appeal
We remain critically short of essential food & hygiene supplies. Please consider making a purchase from our Amazon wishlist to help us continue our service to the most vulnerable in our diocese. Deliveries should be sent to: Cornerstone Day Centre 104b Denmark Road Manchester M15 6JS We will then distribute goods from here to our
Covid-19 – Continuing our support to those in need
Updated 17th March, 2020 Caritas Salford provide essential support to those of all ages who are vulnerable across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Our services become more vital at a time when communicable diseases such as Covid-19 (coronavirus) can spread quickly. The vulnerable people we support, especially the elderly and those who are homeless or rough
Cornerstone volunteers remembers colleagues past and present
Volunteers gathered last Saturday for the bi-annual celebration of Mass to remember past and present supporters of Cornerstone Day Centre. The main celebrant, Fr Ged Murphy is the Episcopal Vicar for Caritas and takes a great interest in the welfare of staff, volunteers and service beneficiaries working there. As Advent begins a new Church year,
THE STORY OF CORNERSTONE DAY CENTRE
Cornerstone grew from a collaboration of the Diocese of Salford with Canon O’Connor, the Daughters of Charity and several benefactors who, with fairly modest resources, established the provision. Cornerstone received its first beneficiaries in 1991. Five or six years later it had grown at St Augustine’s Parish to two port-a-cabins, a clothing store and a
Volunteers Turn the Wheels of Cornerstone
The Cornerstone Volunteers Mass on Saturday 29th June drew in over 100 people, mainly volunteers and supporters to give thanks for the work with homeless and destitute people, refugees and asylum seekers in the heart of Manchester. The opening hymn captured the essence of the service: We are pilgrims on the journey, We are travellers
Andy Burnham visit to Cornerstone
On the 13th March, Caritas Diocese of Salford welcomed Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester to the Cornerstone Centre. Andy spent the day visiting established organisations that are provided services to people experiencing homelessness across Manchester. Since being elected in May 2017, Andy has personal commitment to tackling the issue of homelessness and has pledged
Thank you! to everybody that has helped us in 2017
CORNERSTONE DAY CENTRE AND SAFE HAVEN NIGHT SHELTER Wishing everybody that has helped us in 2017 by way of donating goods, time or money  A Very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. We can’t thank you enough! Through your support (however small) you can be sure you have helped to change many lives, and
Classroom Appeal
Help us to raise £15,000 to build a new classroom and support refugees to enter university! All donations given will go towards building a new classroom to meet the growing numbers of learners and paying for Maths & English University entry qualifications for 100 asylum seekers and refugees. Mohammed’s story “My name is Mohammed and
Goodbye Canon Kevin O’Connor
It is with great sadness we announce the death yesterday of Canon O’Connor. He was in his eighties and we have many fond memories of him. He was very genuine and cared for those less fortunate. Canon O’Connor was the priest to have the intuition to open a small cafe for the homeless, disadvantaged and
Red Ribbon Opening
Wow. At last the day has come! Angela Shannon with Tim Hough from Keepmoat cutting the ribbon on our newly refurbished mens toilets and showers. We are delighted with the results, really didn’t expect them to be this good! Thanks to Mark Mosoph and all that contributed to make this possible. Now the men can
Thanks for Donations
Its Harvest time again and we would like to thank all our schools, churches and individuals that make a magnificent effort each year organising all kinds of activities so that they can provide food, clothing, monies etc to help those less advantaged. We at Cornerstone are in awe that year after year (26 years to
Safe Haven
We were ecstatic this morning for two of our ex Safe Haven guys. Molhan a doctor from Syria who after a life threatening journey two years ago has just received his status. He is a beautiful, gentle young man and now hopefully will have a better and safer life here in the UK. We are
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