posted on 04 January 2012
A list of Catholic and other organisations that can provide support, advice and encouragement for those in need and those who wish to reach out to them.
Resources, networks, programmes, training and initiatives which can provide information, support and guidance to the bereaved and anyone who seeks to offer them pastoral care.
The St John Southworth Fund provides grants to individuals and organisations to ease hardship, deprivation and poverty in London.
Ministry to persons with homosexual inclination - Guidelines for pastoral care developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Church Urban Fund is a registered charity working to alleviate poverty in cities. Health & Belief Grants of up to £10,000 a year are available to small faith-based social action groups tackling the effects of poverty or health inequality. Click on their website below for the latest information.
The Catholic Church has a Gypsy and Traveller Support Network which includes about 50 priests, sisters and lay people in the Catholic community who have a ministry to Gypsies and Travellers or are connected with agencies, parishes or schools which serve Gypsy and Traveller communities. It also has a newsletter called Pilgrim Catholic.
Volunteer to help vulnerable people caught up in a welter of debt and court appearances to organise their paperwork, put their facts and thoughts in order and cope with officialdom. As a volunteer McKenzie Friend you will be taught how to help with preparing their means statements, facts and a chronology of relevant events for presentation to local authorities, magistrates and county courts. McKenzie Friends are not legal representatives but they can take notes, organise papers, give calm reassurance and direction to those overwhelmed by local authorities, bailiffs or court appearances for debt.
Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) Dementia Project aims to develop awareness of the spiritual and pastoral needs of people with dementia and their carers.