About Us

Founded by Cardinal Basil Hume in 1986, the Cardinal Hume Centre gives people access to the skills and support needed to overcome poverty and homelessness.

The Centre gives homeless young people, families in need and local people the support they need to realise their full potential. The Centre focuses on four areas of need: employment, housing, education and skills, and legal status.

Every person who comes to the Centre has different needs. We offer a holistic service, all on one site, that reflects the individual so that people can make informed choices about their future.

The Centre welcomes people from all backgrounds in line with Cardinal Hume’s founding ethos of offering sanctuary.

 

Who we are

Who we are

Our senior management, trustees and patrons.

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How we work

How we work

We put the individual at the centre of everything we do.

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History

History

The Centre was founded in 1986.

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Cardinal Basil Hume

Cardinal Basil Hume

Who was the founder of the Centre?

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Vacancies

Vacancies

Will you join our passionate team?

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Latest news

  • Remembering Cardinal George Basil Hume, by George O’Neill

    Wednesday 17 June 2020 marks the 21st anniversary of Cardinal Hume’s death. Thinking of him reminded me of a story I was told, about how he would start tours for young priests of Westminster Cathedral outside, rather than inside the building. He did this to be amongst the people who were homeless and slept near its steps. I am told […]

  • Getting Asylum Isn’t Easy!

    Our mental picture of a refugee is likely to be someone picked up from a small boat in the Mediterranean or found  hiding in a back of a lorry, but some asylum seekers are already in the UK when they realise they can’t return home. Debbie, our Immigration Manager, tells us of a person she has recently helped. Michael* was in […]

Ways we can help

  • Saturday Family Day

    Are you looking for some fun learning activities for your family on a Saturday afternoon? Sessions run 12.30 - 3.30 pm. If you're interested get in touch!

  • Learning Schedule

    We offer a variety of educational and training services, including English language, literacy and computing.

How to help

  • Volunteer

    The Centre is always looking for volunteers. Have a look at our current vacancies and get in touch!

  • Leave a Gift in Your Will

    After you have taken care of your family and friends, a gift to the Cardinal Hume Centre, however small, would help those who do not have a family to look out for them. Those who rely on people they do not know – people like you – to care about them.

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