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.
“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.
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.
Kathy & Evelyn both generously volunteer in the advice and assessment team, running the client facing reception. The experience has really opened their eyes to how much people are struggling.
After seven years of getting nowhere, Abiola finally found the help she needed at the Cardinal Hume Centre.
After sleeping rough, Lavonne and her daughter are starting a new life, all thanks to the Centre’s dedicated support.
Thanks to the Centre Justine finally has security and a way to support her family, but her struggle continues.
Read an account of our Welfare Rights Officer’s typical day helping the vulnerable people who come to the Centre for advice.
Tomasi spent 10 years trying to get the right to stay in the UK with his children, then he met the Cardinal Hume Centres immigration advice team.
A New Crisis Many of the people who come to the Centre for help have either been ‘lost in the system’ or simply confounded by it. By ‘system’ I mean how our world, our society, is run. There are rules. And it doesn’t matter whether you understand the rules or even if you don’t know there are rules, ‘it is what […]
This week the Cardinal Hume Centre held a breakfast briefing on one of the hottest issues of the moment, bringing guests from the worlds of business, politics and non-profits to cut through some of the rhetoric and myth around immigration and understand the reasons why people migrate. The Corinthia Hotel, who generously hosted the event, welcomed representatives from Land Security, the Home Office, the […]