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Celebrating 120 years of care

120 years

2022 marks 120 years of Father Hudson's Care. To celebrate this milestone, we will be looking back this year over some of our achievements, sharing stories from across our projects and services, and saying thank you to the supporters that have made the last 120 years possible.

Father Hudson’s Care began life in 1902, when Father George Vincent Hudson founded the Diocesan Rescue Society. His vision was to provide shelter and care for homeless, destitute, and vulnerable children. In the decades that followed the society ran children’s homes and arranged adoptions aimed at giving children a better life. It opened a hospital and school on site, and provided support and work opportunities for those leaving the care of the society. More than simply providing a roof over their heads, he believed that children should be treated with the same love and care and given the same opportunities to thrive as they would have in a family home.

Since that time, our work has changed significantly, and we now provide social care and support for a wide range of individuals, families, and communities. But we are still driven by the ethos of supporting people to live fulfilling, healthy, and happy lives in which they can pursue the dreams and ambitions they set for themselves.

/media/news/library/timeline-only-for-website-jpg.jpgIn its first year, the Society cared for 115 children. Last year, we supported almost 7,500 people across 17 projects and services. Our services have developed to work with people who are vulnerable, excluded, marginalised, or experiencing a wide range of difficulties. We aim to continue the caring work started by Father Hudson in all we do.

Our vision is a society where all individuals can thrive and the worth, uniqueness and dignity of every individual is recognised without bias or discrimination. We do this by reaching out to the most vulnerable members of society and, through working with them and with others, provide support, care, and education to help those individuals live a fulfilling life of their choosing.

This work is possible thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, fundraisers, partner organisations, schools, parishes and individual supporters. So as we reflect on our achievements and on how far we have come as a charity, we’d also like to recognise the kindness and generosity of all those who help us continue to be there for people who need our help.

If you would like to support our work, we have  special 120 anniversary appeal running throughout the year. 

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