Karima is just one of the many parents who came to the Centre in 2019, in crisis, and with the Centre’s support was providing for her four children and their futures. Unexpectedly losing income support in March 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic threw their lives into turmoil. Karima tells her story.
All donations to the Cardinal Hume Centre will be doubled between December 3 – 10 2019, as we once again take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge – the largest matched funding campaign in the UK. We aim to raise £100,000 (including matched donations) during the week-long campaign. Those who give to the Centre via The Big Give will […]
The Autumn/Winter 2019 edition of our magazine is here! Inside you will find an introduction from our Chief Executive, George O’Neill, a look at what our clients have to say about us, a delicious Doro Wot recipe from Alem, some immigration facts and figures along with the inspiring stories of Adam, Brenda and Monica. Enjoy! You can download the magazine PDF […]
Legal Walkies is a chance for dogs and their owners to get together in support of access to justice. Immigration is increasing all over the world, with conflict, discrimination and economic unrest forcing people to risk their lives by leaving their home countries. These are the very people that our immigration team try to support. 256 new cases were opened […]
Marwa’s successful move-on from the Cardinal Hume Centre’s hostel for homeless young people: In January this year Marwa moved into a room at the Cardinal Hume Centre’s hostel for young people. Her father had thrown her out of the family home after she had been seen talking to a boy whom he believed to be her boyfriend. Homeless, separated from […]
Most of the families who come to the Cardinal Hume Centre, as well as the homeless young people living in the hostel, have little to no access to gardening, let alone a garden of their own – for them the struggle to survive takes priority. Many have told us they would appreciate access to an outside space. Green areas and […]
The Summer 2019 edition of our magazine is here! Inside you will find an introduction from our Chief Executive, George O’Neill, the inspiring story of Feven who is now a rising star working at Pret, memories and photographs or Cardinal Hume and a recipe for Mohammed’s delicious Lebanese soup. You can download the magazine PDF in full, or if you’d like […]
Fella joined the Cardinal Hume Centre’s Advice and Assessment Team in September 2018 and is one of the first staff members that clients meet when they come through our doors. Yasmin was one of her first clients.
Come along to St James’s Church to hear works by Schmidt, Aresnsky, Mozart and Bach, performed by the Schola Cantorum of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Mary Bevan and Laura van der Heijden on 9 July 2019.
The autumn/winter 2018 edition of our magazine contains a selection of stories from our services. Inside you will find an introduction from our new Chief Executive, George O’Neill, a sneak peek at what the children in our family centre get up to during their summer in the city and the story of Ahmed, a refugee who has developed a love […]
Trustees, staff and volunteers of the Cardinal Hume Centre are extending a warm welcome to the charity’s new Chief Executive, George O’Neill, who takes up his post today. George joins the Centre from L’Arche London, part of an international charity providing housing and support to adults with learning disabilities, where he worked as Director and Community Leader. He has previously […]
Volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre will receive special treatment this week in recognition of the vital work they do to support the Westminster-based charity. The Centre’s volunteers will receive a specially designed thank you card and enjoy an array of edible treats, as part of National Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June 2018). The Centre will also release a […]
The Spring 2018 edition of our magazine contains a selection of stories from our services. Inside you will find a letter to a judge from Kevin, a nine year old boy asking for help with his parents immigration status, an in depth interview with Cathy Corcoran about her time at the Centre and some beautiful drawings done by children in […]
As part of International Women’s Day 2018, staff and volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre are today reflecting on the remarkable determination of the many women who come to the Centre each day. #IWD2018 #pressforprogress To learn more about teenager, Hanan’s success in securing a job, click here. To find out how Winta got off the streets and into […]
More must be done to address the causes of homelessness which is ‘a stain on the nation’s conscience’, Cathy Corcoran, Chief Executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre writes today. In an opinion piece for the Catholic Universe, penned ahead of Homeless Sunday on 28 January, the charity’s leader reflects on the alarming rise in poverty and homelessness, noting the 132% […]
Pupils from Westminster Under School are once again taking action to help local children and families out of poverty and homelessness, after raising an impressive £5,000 for the Cardinal Hume Centre. The money will be used to part-fund one of our 32 residential rooms at the Centre, which will offer a safe and stable home to a young person. In […]
New plans for a £1m redevelopment of the Cardinal Hume Centre are being unveiled today at a special exhibition in the heart of Westminster. Open to all the people that the Centre supports, the exhibition – taking place at the charity’s premises on Horseferry Road – showcases architect’s plans to improve the Centre, along with artist’s impressions. Clients will also […]
The Cardinal Hume Centre is today joining with Catholics across the world to mark the first ever World Day of the Poor. The Day, set by Pope Francis on the 33rd Sunday of the year, is to prepare Catholics for the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King the following Sunday. Pope Francis hopes that the Day will help […]
The September 2017 edition of our magazine is focused around our Residential Services. Inside you will find stories of people who have turned their lives around with us at the Centre, information on the people who run the service and you’ll also be taken on a journey around London with Henok, an ex-resident at the Centre. You can download the magazine PDF […]
As someone who takes an active interest in politics, both locally and nationally, I jumped at the opportunity to join others from the Cardinal Hume Centre on a Democratic Access tour of the Houses of Parliament. We began in the only surviving part of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Hall, which, we learned, was built in 1097. We were then […]