Useful Links

International St Vincent de Paul Society


Young Vincentians

 

Twinnage

Site highlighting the excellent work that SVP (England & Wales) Twinnage continues to do around the world - www.twinnage.org.uk. For a brief outline of what Twinnage is about, see also Twinnage/Overseas Aid.

St Vincent Support Centre - Leeds

Its aim is to improve the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks, neighbourhood and community support. It does this by offering a holistic range of services, including debt advice, counselling, learning including ESOL, IT, numeracy and basic skills, a low cost shop , clothing and electrical items and a community café. - www.stvincents-svp.org.uk

Revive Leeds

This is a community interest company set up by Emmaus Leeds, SLATE and SVP. All profits generated from Revive Leeds are donated back to these three organisations to enable them to carry on their charitable work across Leeds. 

http://www.emmaus.org.uk/leeds/about_us/reviveleeds

Vincentians In Partnership (Formerly Vincentian Millennium Partnership)

Vincentians In Partnership (VIP) is an umbrella organisation set up to foster collaboration among those Organisations, Groups, Trusts, Charities and Religious Congregations in Great Britain which are influenced by the spirit of Vincent de Paul - www.vip-gb.org

Vincentian Volunteers

Vincentian Volunteers is an initiative involving young men and women (aged 18-35 years) from all over the world, who commit a year of their lives to the service of vulnerable people, in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul. They are a faith based community, living three or four to a house, from they go out to help a variety of people, from children who are visually impaired, to people who are experiencing homelessness, to those suffering from addictions and other forms of poverty.

St Vincent's Housing Association

St Vincent's Housing Association is a registered social landlord. We own and manage almost 3,000 high quality, affordable homes across the North West, including Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Rochdale, Trafford, the Ribble Valley and Pendle. We offer a package of services aimed at meeting local needs, and are committed to investing in the communities in which we work.

Prison Advice & Care Trust (PACT)

The Prison Advice & Care Trust (PACT) is a charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. We provide practical support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. The SVP are working in alliance with pact's Basic Caring Communities (BaCC) initiative, in which groups of volunteers support people during their journey out of prison and beyond.

The Daughters of Charity

The daughters of Charity are an international apostolic congregation within the Roman Catholic Church working with individuals, families and other groups of people, of all nationalities and beliefs, who are in need, disadvantaged, or marginalized - offering support, affirmation and practical help -www.daughtersofcharity.org.uk

The Daughters of Charity have also launched a new vocations website. The address is - www.begin.ie

Catholic Social Action Network

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) is the official agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for domestic social action.

They are a family of social action charities collectively known as the Caritas network which is supported by the CSAN team. The Caritas network works for the most vulnerable people of society across England and Wales, providing support for families and children, the elderly, the homeless, refugees, the disabled, and prisoners. The national team of CSAN, based in London, works to strengthen and facilitate the network, conduct policy and advocacy work and use its ‘voice’ at a national level.

Goodwill Gallery

Goodwill Gallery is updated every Tuesday with new items to choose from such as furniture, cookers, computers and anything else that people decide is surplus to their requirements. The site also includes volunteers offering their professional skills to UK registered charities - www.goodwillgallery.co.uk

Charity Jobs

Our vacancies and other charity jobs also appear on www.charityjob.co.uk

Citizen's Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Every Citizens Advice Bureau is a registered charity reliant on trained volunteers and funds to provide these vital services for local communities -www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Money Advice Service

MA is an independent service set up the government to help people manage their money and offer free advice and guidance. Click here to find out more.

Credit Unions

Credit unions are small non-profit financial organisations set up by members with something in common to benefit their community.  That common factor may be living in the same town, working in the same industry (eg, the Police Credit Union) or belonging to a particular trade union.  Roughly 500 credit unions cover the UK offering savings and loans to their members. Their loans are ethical and are very affordable, with low levels of interest.  To find out more about Credit Unions, click here