Through the night

Robert Wood – Hostel Waking Night Staff For the last 12 months I have been working through the night ensuring that the young people in the hostel are safe and have someone to talk to if needed. I am sad to be leaving but excited about the future – getting married and starting a new job in Lincolnshire. Through the time […]


Reflections on the London riots

Cathy Corcoran – CEO   On Tuesday 9thAugust, the riots took on a personal note for me.  Although I live less than two miles from the furniture shop which was set alight the night before in Croydon, it was the TV coverage that alerted me, not sight of the flames. On the Tuesday I was doing some last minute shopping […]


They think it’s all over.

  Brian Beaton – Coach As the homeless world cup draws to a close I wanted to share the Cardinal Hume’s Centre recent football exploits. Through the time I have worked at the Centre I have been impressed with the football skills of a lot of our clients. These clients came from England and all around the world.  I have […]


Not always as easy as A,B,C

Yusuf Patel, Adult Learning and Development Officer. Do you take your ability to read and write for granted? There are many people  that do not have these basic skills and struggle with tasks that are second nature to us.  Over the past year I have been working with a man that exemplifies this situation.  When Peter describes his inability to […]


A Mentor’s Tale

Jo Goggin – Volunteer Mentor In July 2010, after an excellent and thought provoking training session I was introduced to Sonia who was keen to develop her oral and written English skills. Sonia was particularly anxious to improve her ability to understand, complete and successful pass the required exams to become a beautician. Although fully qualified in her native Bolivia, […]


Launching our 25th Anniversary

Cathy Corcoran – CEO I think the world is divided into two very distinct types of people.  Those who enjoy their own party and those like me , who don’t;  but I would like to go back and enjoy the three very different parties we have just had to launch our 25th Anniversary. Perhaps parties is the wrong word  – […]


25 ways to celebrate our 25th

Sandra Deeble – Community Fundraiser. I work with all sorts of amazing people who raise money for the Centre doing a range of activities. To help celebrate our 25th Anniversary I wanted to put together a list of my favourite 25 fundraising ideas, but I need some help to finish it off. 1. Join the Big Cheese Celebration. This year […]