St Vincent de Paul Society in the Parish of St Margaret Clitherow
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.
In our area we:
1.Visit people in their homes, especially where there is loneliness.
2.Carry out shopping for people who are housebound.
3.Take people to doctor's and hospital appointments.
4.Provide financial assistance in the short term, while fostering sound budgeting and debt management in the longer term.
5.Provide a listening ear.
6.Help with the provision of furniture and other household items.
Also, the Group is twinned with SVP Conferences in poorer countries, supporting them with correspondence, prayer and a small financial contribution.
The SVP relies on the financial support of parishioners and each church in the Parish has a monthly collection for this purpose.
We also have a store for second hand furniture and this enables us to help families who are unable to furnish their homes for whatever reason.