Easter message from our Chief Executive

I am writing to wish you a happy Easter and to thank you for supporting the Centre. It is now just over a year since we all entered lockdown and I wrote to as the Centre drastically changed its operations. Despite the losses Covid-19 has meant for everyone, your generosity allows us to continue helping people escape extreme poverty and […]


Big Bed Down raises thousands

On Friday 26 March, families, flatmates, students and workmates gave up their beds for one night to help support the Centre.


A Christmas message

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’s story

Annabelle and her baby were facing lockdown in complete isolation until they came to the Cardinal Hume Centre.


Adapting our employment support in response to health crisis

Jeanita supporting people with their employment search from home! The unique situation we are all in at the moment creates new challenges for those of us supporting people into work. At a time when the government is actively encouraging people to stay at home, those who were already desperate to find meaningful and sustainable employment are particularly vulnerable. The Cardinal […]


Home Heroes wanted to take up the 2.6 Challange

Calling all home heroes! Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not help the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre at the same time? Create your own tough mudder challenge, walk 2.6km around your house in fancy dress – that’s 3,412 steps! The money raised will mean we can continue to support families living in poverty. Despite the […]


Christmas Carols at the Cathedral for the Centre

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 […]


Making friends at the Centre’s Family Centre

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.


Kathy & Evelyn’s Story

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.


Centre’s volunteers praised in House of Lords debate

At a debate in the House of Lords this week, Lord Touhig praised the diversity of volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre and the support they give to the hundreds of people who come to the Centre for support each month.


Darryl’s Story

Darryl left the Centre four-years-ago, in a much better situation than when he arrived, and things have kept improving for him.


Nadeisha’s Story

Nadeisha started volunteering in our hostel at the beginning of this year, returning to the Centre 18 years after receiving help here herself.