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

Hallam Caring Services is a member of Caritas Social Action Network and was invited to send two representatives to the parliamentary reception held on 4 November in the River Room in the House of Lords. Bridget Warren and Susan Tym mingled with parliamentarians and members and representatives of Catholic and faith-based organisations.  Addresses were made by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Baroness Williams of Trafford, Lord Touhig and Helen O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Social Action Network.

Cardinal Nichols congratulated those present for the emergency support that they provided, but also the capacity building facilitated which allows people to live self-sufficient lives.