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Caritas Cornerstone re-opens following refurbishment works
We’re delighted that, following extensive works to improve our facilities including new shower rooms (included a dedicated room for those needing mobility assistance), a welcoming reception and café space, Cornerstone Day Centre on Denmark Road, Manchester has re-opened from Monday 14th February with a new service timetable. Each weekday, Monday – Friday, there will be
Cornerstone Operations Manager
After two and a half years as our Cornerstone Operations Manager, Lorraine Cumbo will be moving from her current role at Cornerstone over the next few weeks to our Caritas Lalley Centre project in North Manchester. Lorraine, who has worked in community development and social work in North Manchester for several years, has previous experience
Sister Lucy Dunne FMSJ – Retirement from Cornerstone Day Centre
Sister Lucy Dunne FMSJ – Retirement from Cornerstone Day Centre “There are good people who need us. For some of them this is the only family and connection they have. Just taking the time to listen to people is important.” Sr Lucy Dunne. It is with incredible gratitude that we give thanks for the ministry
Christmas with Caritas Diocese Of Salford
Throughout the year and throughout the Covid pandemic all Caritas services have remained open. In particular, front line services to the elderly and homeless, those experiencing isolation and loneliness have continued to serve their communities over the Christmas holiday period and here are a few highlights.
BBC’s Manctopia inspires charity walk
A Stretford-based property sales director is donning walking boots with a friend and walking 20 miles on Friday 18 September, to fundraise for a homeless charity after watching the BBC property series – Manctopia: Billion Pound Property Boom. Peter Howarth and his friend of 20 years, Pat Burke, are fundraising for Cornerstone, a homeless centre
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
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