“Charity and Justice must walk hand in hand.”
St Vincent de Paul
Social justice is at the heart of our work and central to our mission. From tackling isolation and poverty, to supporting refugees and asylum seekers we turn concern into action and provide a voice for the voiceless.
Speaking out with authority
Our mission is to seek and find those in need, to help them in a spirit of justice and to tackle the causes of poverty where we can. We identify areas where, on the evidence drawn from our practical work, we can speak out with authority and seek to influence policy makers and public opinion. These include food and funeral poverty, immigration detention, isolation (especially among elderly people) and challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers, and prisoners and their families.
How we work
We work to act positively in a number of different ways. Visiting and befriending people on an ongoing basis who may be isolated, in need, or in prison, is core to our work and values and gives us our unique identity. It also provides insight into the complex issues facing people every day, helping us to raise awareness about the things that really matter and make a difference to people’s lives. Our soup runs and food banks provide practical help for those struggling to feed themselves and their families. Identifying and working with other organisations such as CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network), VIP (Vincentians in Partnership), PACT and CAP (Christians Against Poverty) extends our reach and widen the impact of our important social justice work.
We have contributed our extensive experience and expertise to the All-Party Parliamentary Enquiry into Hunger’s report Feeding Britain: A strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Find out more
Click the following links:
- Feeding Britain
- Feeding Britain: a strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (report)
- Feeding Britain: a strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (Evidence review)