• Projects and Services

    DCSVP Services, is an “umbrella” organisation, created to secure the long-term future of the indepndent charitable projects that were initially developed by The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.

    The following are all subsidiaries of DCSVP Services:

    • Out There supports prisoners’ families;
    • St Joseph’s Services provides supported living for people with learning disabilities;
    • St Vincent’s Family Project is an inner-city family centre;
    • Vincentian Care Plus provides domiciliary care for vulnerable adults in Westminster;
    • The following are organisations DCSVP Services are working with prior to them becoming subsidiaries:

    • Marillac Care provides residential care for people with acquired brain injuries;
    • The Space is a social-cohesion project supporting the Roma in Glasgow;

    DCSVP Services also supports three residential care homes in their membership of VIVAT.

    We work to ensure that poverty is widely recognised, and will continue to introduce new charitable responses to help alleviate it.

  • Marillac Care

    Marillac Care, is a not-for-profit independent care home, that is owned, maintained and administered by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul and is not yet a member of The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul Services but is an active member of the VIVAT group.

    Marillac Care provides accommodation for up to 52 adults with physical and sensory disabilities . It also offers rehabilitation support to non residents with disabilities. Through skilled and highly professional standards of nursing, care and appropriate therapies, they respect their clients dignity and rights as individuals. The Marillac’s holistic care, rooted in Christian values, improves the quality of their clients lives by providing them with optimum independence, freedom of choice and a sense of fulfilment.

    Marillac Care aims to be a centre of excellence for health and healing in the care of adults with neurological and complex physical disabilities.


  • Out There - Supporting families of prisoners

    Out There is a registered charity & company limited by guarantee in England and Wales and a subsidiary of The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul Services. Out There offers a free and confidential service for those people who are serving the “sentence on the outside”. Out There offers the people they serve, friendship and information. It is a well-documented fact that families that have a member in prison are often isolated and rejected, and have difficulty finding information and support at what is a very stressful time. Out There tries, in some measure, to alleviate this situation for families in the Greater Manchester area.

    Out There works to maintain family ties; to increase the number and involvement of volunteers and to increase the wider community’s awareness of the issues faced by prisoners’ families. They offer one-to-one contact, home visits, telephone support and support groups; act as an intermediary with prison services, and provide escorts to prison. They inform families of the support and services that are available to them; recruit and train volunteers, and introduce them to families; give talks to organisations, maintain a website, and distribute information.

    The Values of Out There are drawn from Christian principles and are based on the inheritance and legacy of St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac.

    Their aim is to reduce the isolation experienced by prisoners’ families in Greater Manchester, and to support them from arrest to release.


  • The Space

    The Space is a project developed by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. The Space is working towards independence and once this is complete will become a subsidiary of The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul Services.

    The Space works predominately with members of the Rumanian Roma community. It offers a warm welcome to people who live in, and frequent, Govanhill. It is a place of safety, people can enjoy tea or coffee, sit quietly or engage in conversation with others. The Space helps the community by brokering relationships with GPs, schools and agencies; accessing food and clothing; developing networks and relationships to enable them to move on with their lives; and building relationships based on trust, so that people and communities increase acceptance and understanding.

    The Space The Space The Space works in a person-centred way to enable the people of Govanhill to transform their lives, access appropriate services and take part in the social transformation of their community. They work in an accepting and compassionate way to build relationships that empower people to transform their lives and the life of the community. The Space acknowledges the uniqueness and value of all people and are aspirational for those they support. They recognise that – regardless of ability – every individual has something to offer. They challenge the concepts and structures that oppress people and keep them living in poverty.

    The aim of the Space is for the people of Govanhill to lead flourishing lives and achieve their potential in a community in which all cultures are understood and accepted. Everything the Space does is underpinned by trust.

  • St Joseph’s Services

    St Joseph’s Services is a registered charity & a company limited by guarantee in Scotland and a subsidiary of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul Services.

    For more than 90 years St Joseph’s has supported people in Midlothian who have learning disabilities. Their aim is to ensure that the people supported are able to lead independent, fulfilling lives and are valued members of their local communities.

    St Joseph’s provides high quality person-centred care and support services to adults with learning disabilities in a variety of locations in Midlothian and Edinburgh. The flexibility they offer means people have individualised care and support plans which are tailored around their current lifestyle. St Joseph’s is a large and experienced organisation set up in models of ‘Circles of Best Practice’ to ensure that all they do focuses on connection, friendship, inclusion and belonging.

    St Joseph's are registered with Social Work Improvement Scotland and have a nationally recognised quality assurance system.


  • St Vincent’s Family Project

    St Vincent’s Family Project (SVFP), a registered charity & company limited by guarantee in England and Wales and a subsidiary of The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul Services. SVFP is based in the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London. The project has been supporting young families in Westminster since 1996 and has a reputation for providing exciting programmes for parents and children.

    Poverty takes many forms. It may not be the kind of grinding poverty that was prevalent in the 17th century – when St Vincent de Paul founded the Daughters of Charity – but, according to the London Child Poverty Commission, “disadvantage and inequality meant that over half a million of London’s children (41 per cent) live in poverty”. Raising a family is a challenge for anyone, but when the problem is compounded by other pressures – including lack of finances, an inability to access necessary services, mental health needs, or broken relationships – it can be well nigh impossible.

    SVFP aims to enable their staff and volunteers, who come from many different backgrounds, to contribute a rich Christian perspective to supporting young families. They work in close partnership with, and are particularly indebted to, the Methodist Church at Central Hall, Westminster. Everyone is welcome, no one is turned away.

    SVFP run 3 projects:

    • AnD Space – providing therapeutic art and drama resources on a one to one basis;
    • Safe Space – a child contact service accredited by The National Association of Child Contact Centres
    • Family Space - providing healthy living courses and events, parenting courses, crèche facilities.

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  • Vincentian Care Plus

    Vincentian Care Plus (VCP) is a registered charity & company limited by guarantee in England and Wales and is a subsidiary of The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul Services. VCP provides home care services for Older people in Westminster. VCP believes in the unique value of, and contribution made by, older people.

    Their mission is to give retired people peace of mind and to enable them to live their lives to the full.

    Their values are based on respect, compassion, dignity and trust. They are drawn from the Christian principles and values inherited from St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac.

    Their aim is to work with other organisations and agencies to provide care and assistance to retired people in their own homes, and to meet today’s needs by translating St Vincent’s spirit and values into our home-care service.


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