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Edd de Quay

Edward de Quay is our development worker for Caritas Westminster's Hertfordshire Hub.

He blogs regularly about how his work in Hertfordshire and with the elderly is motivated by Catholic Social Teaching.

Click on the links below to read his posts. 

Laudato Si Workshops 17/11/2016

Edward writes about the recent Laudato Si workshops held in parishes, encouraging people to engage with Pope Francis' urgent message of care for creation 

Corporal Works of Mercy 27/09/2016 

Bishop Richard Moth shares his thoughts and reflections on the Coporal works of Mercy, and how we can best put these into practice.

Summer Updates 23/09/16

Edward updates us about what he's been doing over the summer including running Love in Action workshops and setting up a new Welcome Boxes group. 

A trip to Italy! 27/04/2016

Edward spent a weekend in Italy discussing volunteering and community radio with Community Action Dacorum.

Is your parish dementia-friendly? 08/04/2016

Ideas on how to make your parish accessible for people with dementia after Dementia Prayer Week 2016.

The Year of Mercy, 09/02/2016

Parishes in the Diocese of Westminster are rising to the challenge of the Year of Mercy.

Autumn Training! 18/11/2015

The team go on training to help people manage their money, and to bring the exciting new project Welcome Boxes to parishes in the Diocese of Westminster.

An exciting week in Hemel Hempstead, 06/10/2015

Two new intiatives have been set up by the independent group, Caritas Hemel Hempstead - the PLUS Club, for people with intellectual disabilities, and an Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) course run by the Caritas Deaf Service.

Holiday Hunger, 27/08/2015

Far from being a time to relax and have fun, for many families on low incomes the summer holidays can be a worrying time as children do not receive free school meals over the break. At Borehamwood Foodbank, volunteers have been working hard to come up with a solution.

See Me Rather Than My Dementia, 08/07/2015

We need deal with dementia positively, treating individuals with a dementia with respect and dignity and celebrating their capabilities rather than focusing on their limitations. Having a dementia should not exclude anyone from taking part in their community. 

Thoughts on Foodbanks, 26/06/2015

Distributing food so that it reaches those who need it most is not always easy, but in the Diocese of Westminster we have been able to move it from foodbanks which have a surplus to those who need it most.

Laudato Si, 24/06/2015

The Pope's new encyclical calls on us to recognise that environmental damage is linked to global inequalities and poverty, and reminds us of our duty to look after our common home.

Dementia Awareness Week, 21/05/2015

Dementia Awareness Week is a time to raise awareness and understanding of this debilitating illness that can strike at any age.

A Focus on the Elderly, 14/04/2015

Volunteering at Contact the Elderly tea parties can make a huge difference to the lives of elderly and isolated individuals.

Living Room Visit, 30/03/2015

The Living Room, St Albans, provides support and treatment for those recovering from addictions.


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