St Cuthberts Care is a charity working for the common good by enabling people to develop to their personal potential
The principles that underline the work of our charity include:
To achieve excellence in all that we do
Our charity was founded in 1946 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Known as the Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Rescue Society, it provided residential care for orphaned children from the aftermath of World War II. Throughout the decades, our charity has gradually expanded and diversified.
In 1982, our charity was registered and also became a private company limited by guarantee.
In 1986, we changed our name to Catholic Care North East, in order to reflect the broader range of services that we provided across the region.
Remaining firmly rooted within the Catholic Church, our charity was re-named in 1997 to St Cuthberts Care. Saint Cuthbert, the revered seventh century Bishop of Lindisfarne, practised Christianity through his own example, tirelessly bringing his holiness and humility to both populated and remote parts of his Diocese.
Our charity is proud to bear the name of St Cuthbert, a name symbolising centuries of faith and devotion in the North of England. It embodies the wide scope and nature of our Purpose. In practice this means that our energies and resources are spent where there is greatest need. Increasingly this has come to mean that St Cuthberts Care offers community initiatives and care services where there is no-one else willing or able to do so. We work with the most disadvantaged, poor, vulnerable or dispossessed in our society.
St Cuthberts Care carries the "Positive about disabled people" symbol, awarded to us by JobCentre Plus for our positive commitment to employing, retaining and developing people with disabilities. We are committed to the development and success of our staff, and in achieving best practice standards in our work.
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