Last week the YCW were invited to attend the Salford Diocese Social Action Network (DiSAN).
Not only is our HQ based in the Diocese but we have a growing number of Groups across the Diocese in schools and parishes since our move here 2 years ago.
The meeting began by setting out the aims of DiSAN - that charities across the Diocese can meet up, share and work together to build partnerships to better help the people we serve.
Many of our YCW and Impact Groups already work within schools and parishes to support the work of our partners and so it was good to be able to help improve this.
Following this, the meeting explored the opportunities around the Diocese's "Hope in the Future" initiative. This is an initiative designed to help grow the Church for future generations; and answer the call of Pope Francis for us all to be Missionary Disciples.
Mark Wiggin, CEO of Caritas Salford and Bishop John Arnold appealed for charities across Salford to help support the project. This included the relationships with schools and parishes - which the YCW has plenty of experience with - and what resources we may have to offer.
In response to the day, Marc Besford said: "The YCW is well placed to support the Diocese with training, advocacy and a unique offer for young people to develop their Christian leadership principles. We are grateful for the support shown to us by Salford Diocese and welcome the opportunity to work together on this exciting vision."