Remembering Cardinal George Basil Hume, by George O’Neill

Wednesday 17 June 2020 marks the 21st anniversary of Cardinal Hume’s death. Thinking of him reminded me of a story I was told, about how he would start tours for young priests of Westminster Cathedral outside, rather than inside the building. He did this to be amongst the people who were homeless and slept near its steps. I am told […]


Getting Asylum Isn’t Easy!

Our mental picture of a refugee is likely to be someone picked up from a small boat in the Mediterranean or found  hiding in a back of a lorry, but some asylum seekers are already in the UK when they realise they can’t return home. Debbie, our Immigration Manager, tells us of a person she has recently helped. Michael* was in […]


A message from our Chief Executive

Responding to the current health crisis I am writing to update you on how the Cardinal Hume Centre is responding to the extraordinary health crisis.  We are working in ways we would not have imagined a few weeks ago but I am extremely proud to say we are continuing to offer a critical and frontline service. The evidence increasingly suggests that it is […]


A huge thank you to our partner, Two Magpies Fund

Two Magpies Fund is providing the Cardinal Hume Centre with essential funding, helping us cover our Family Centre running costs during the COVID-19 crisis. This means that our Family Centre can continue to operate as a critical frontline service in partnership with other Westminster services, so that together, we can continue to do all that is possible to prevent and tackle […]


A message from our Chief Executive…

A number of you have been in touch to share your thoughts and concerns about the global health crisis, anxious not just foryour friends, families and colleagues but worried about what it will mean for the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre. I am writing to tell you about how we plan to meet the extraordinary challenges of the coming […]


Vacancy: Casual Worker – Young People’s Supported Accommodation

Do you have experience or would like to develop your experience in working with vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness? Do you have availability to cover shifts across a range of days, evenings or nights? Then this could an ideal role for you. Our 32 bed supported accommodation offers 16 – 25 year olds a safe place to stay […]


Change to Centre opening times

UPDATE: Please telephone the Cardinal Hume Centre on 0207 227 1673 before visiting. In light of the Government’s advice, we are changing the way we work so that we can continue offering our services during this difficult time. This means we need to reduce face to face services, and offer telephone advice in most cases. From Monday the 23rd of […]


Coronavirus – Building Access Update

If you have any of these symptoms please do not enter our building to help protect others.         Cough – Fever – Shortness of breath Please stay at home for 7 days. If you start to feel worse please contact the NHS by phoning 111. If you need to contact us please phone 020 7227 1673 or […]


A Lenten Journey

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.


BNP Paribas Christmas Raffle Raises £18k

Raffle Screen at BPN Paribas Head Office

The Cardinal Hume Centre was delighted to be selected in December as BNP Paribas’ chosen charity for its Christmas Raffle. The raffle saw employees from across the business selling tickets over a two week period, with adverts for the raffle displayed on huge screens at their London Head Offices. In total, a whopping 3,600 tickets were bought by employees, who […]


One donation, twice the impact: The Big Give Christmas Challenge

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 […]


Autumn/Winter Magazine Now Available!

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 […]


Do you want to continue living in the UK after Brexit?

If you are an EU, EEA, Swiss Citizen or non-EU family member, you and your family can apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme. At the Cardinal Hume Centre, we can give you the support needed with the application FOR MORE INFORMATION: 07930 661 564 carlamonteiro@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk Please click here  for more information on the scheme


London Legal Walkies

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 […]


Mending broken family bonds

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 […]


ROOM FOR GROWTH

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 […]


Read all about it!

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 […]


When Yasmin Met Fella…

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.


Fauré Requiem

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.