2020 hasn’t been an easy year for anyone. At its heart Christmas is a time for celebrating the potential in all life and a time for hope. You will always find that hope at the Cardinal Hume Centre. Breaking out of poverty and escaping homelessness, takes courage and bravery. We may be working differently, but we remain resolutely open for […]
Annabelle and her baby were facing lockdown in complete isolation until they came to the Cardinal Hume Centre.
New immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough will endanger lives, undermine progress in reducing homelessness and must be reconsidered.
Lent is traditionally a time for reflection – for thinking about the difference we can make in the world, and in our own lives. Jenny Hazelden reflects here on her work as an English language teacher at the Cardinal Hume Centre.
In June a team from Wogen Resources took on the 24 peaks challenge raising over £8,000 for the Centre. Participant and Group Finance Director James Macfarlane tells us more. On the 8th and 9th of June a team of Wogeners completed a gruelling two day 24 peaks hiking challenge in the lake district in Northern England. The mood of the […]
Sunday, 15 January was the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Almost three quarters of people who come to the Cardinal Hume Centre for support were born overseas.
Land Securities, the company responsible for the recent transformation of Victoria, is hosting an even bigger and better Christmas carol concert at Westminster Cathedral in aid of the Centre, following the success of last year’s inaugural event. The festivities will spread beyond the Cathedral too, as ticket holders will be invited to a post-concert reception on the roof garden at […]
Last Thursday (3rd November), on a cold, wintery night, the Cardinal Hume Centre met with local investment advice firm, Cambridge Associates, for a friendly eleven-a-side football match. Gareth Farmer, one of our Advice and Assessment Officers, was tasked with pulling a squad together to represent the Centre on the pitch.
The biggest-ever CEO Sleepout London event took place last night (Monday, 31 October) at Lord’s Cricket Ground with around 200 CEOs, business and community leaders, MPs and Peers sleeping outside in a bid to raise more than £180,000 to help end homelessness.
On Monday, 12 September, a cricket-mad priest from the Vatican got the chance to kiss the holy ground at Lord’s where he’ll be sleeping out overnight to support people facing homelessness.
The Cardinal Hume Centre’s Chief Executive, Cathy Corcoran, gave oral evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee for the inquiry ‘The Future of JobCentre Plus’ this week.
“Sadly the word ‘refugee’ has become a dirty word in many places today.” So said Lord Alf Dubs at a breakfast briefing hosted by the Cardinal Hume Centre this week.
Will you and your colleagues give up your bed to help us fight poverty and homelessness and give people like Nikki* a better future?
During National Volunteers’ Week, one of the Centre’s volunteers, Ross, will become a priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth. Here Ross shares why he decided to volunteer with the Centre as part of his training to become a priest and what it was like to work with young people wanting to turn their lives around. As part of our formation […]
You don’t want to sleepout, but know someone who may like to. This year’s CEO Sleepout will be held at Lords Cricket Ground on 31st October. It is chance for companies and individuals to show support and solidarity with the homeless and disadvantaged. So why not nominate your boss, colleague, friend or family member? Participants do not have to be […]
Last Wednesday Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) held a gala dinner raising £90,000 for charity partner, the Cardinal Hume Centre.
ESOL students from the Cardinal Hume Centre were recently chosen to work with three academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study on a special project.
Do you want to improve your computer skills? From how to use a computer and create an email account to learning how to use a spreadsheet to help you budget, and even how to search for jobs online, the Centre has workshops to help. Be Online Week 2016 runs from 15-28 February.
This summer the Centre’s family services team ran a space-themed holiday activity programme for families living on low incomes. Over 36 families attended, with 90 children getting to enjoy a range of inter-galactic activities, games, trips and film screenings between 27th July and 28th August.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Patron of the Centre) and Archbishop Peter Smith, President and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, have issued a joint statement on the refugee crisis.