Our Story

The Catholic Fellowship (formerly The Catholic Handicapped Children’s Fellowship) was founded in 1955


The Salford Diocesan Fellowship began in 1958.

Today there are District Groups in

Burnley, Middleton, Salford,

North Manchester and South Manchester.

There is considerable public ignorance

and apathy about disability.


Disabled people and their families often encounter prejudice, discrimination and negative attitudes.


We promote positive attitudes and support for parents and families as well as for those with disabilities.


We have an equal opportunity policy for all members and volunteers and we conform to the Diocesan Policies on the Protection of children and vulnerable adults.

All helpers are DBS checked

The members include people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities and their families and friends.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2008

We respect the preferences of our members from other denominations and cultures

May Crowning 2008 Prestwich Outing 2006