The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Carer’s Tale: Last Episode in the Series now on YouTube

‘The Carer’s Tale’ is a series of short clips from an interview with Maureen Crossley which may help, comfort or inspire people ‘living well’ with dementia and those who love and care for them.

Maureen and her late husband Mike were members of the Caritas Leeds Dementia Forum in the Diocese of Leeds. They got involved in telling their story for a ground-breaking book, ‘Journeying Together: accompanying people living with dementia’ by Deacon Joseph Cortis and Pia Matthews. The book is published by Redemptorist Publications and available to order here: and was launched on 27 June 2023 with the kind support of our partners at Leeds Church Institute: In this short weekly series, Maureen tells just some of her story of accompaniment along life’s pilgrim way …

This week, in the sixth and last video in this series: care home versus care at home? Mike and Maureen’s quality of life is enhanced by the co-operation and kindness of their Parish Priest with the parish SVP and the local Catenians: all working together as a caring community and living the Caritas Leeds motto ‘Faith through Loving Service’!

Find out more about the SVP in your area by contacting your Parish Priest, and to find your local Catenian ‘circle’, visit their website:

For more information on living well with dementia across the Diocese of Leeds and beyond, visit the websites of Growing Old GRACE-fully Caritas Leeds: