Here is a scan of an article first published in Catholic Ancestor Volume 4 way back in February 1993. It contains a list of the various types of institutions that were in place to provide support and refuge to poor Catholics. You can use this in your own private research but no republishing without permission please.
We often get asked about children’s homes and this new site by Peter Higginbotham is particularly useful.
The Children’s Homes website aims to provide information on all of the many and varied institutions that — for whatever reason — became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. They include a wide variety of establishments ranging from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, and children with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels.
It has a small list of Roman Catholic homes, but there were many more than these. If the site gets updated regularly then it will become a very useful resource.