Family summer programme round up

This year saw an expansion of the Centre’s summer programme for local and disadvantaged families. Activities included a five-day performing arts camp for 4-11 year olds run by Huzzah and based on the film “Sing.” Throughout the week, the 17 participants were guided through the process of learning, rehearsing, and putting on a show. At the end of the week, […]


Cardinal Hume Centre welcomes first ever world day of the poor

The Cardinal Hume Centre is today joining with Catholics across the world to mark the first ever World Day of the Poor. The Day, set by Pope Francis on the 33rd Sunday of the year, is to prepare Catholics for the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King the following Sunday. Pope Francis hopes that the Day will help […]


Christmas Cards and Carol Concert 2017

While it might seem a bit early to declare Christmas as upon us, it does seem to be the time for preparation and putting dates in the diary. So in the spirit of the season we have two festive announcements to make. Firstly, our Christmas cards are now on sale! We have three beautiful new designs:    To order the cards […]


September Magazine 2017

The September 2017 edition of our magazine is focused around our Residential Services. Inside you will find stories of people who have turned their lives around with us at the Centre, information on the people who run the service and you’ll also be taken on a journey around London with Henok, an ex-resident at the Centre.  You can download the magazine PDF […]


A Visit to Parliament

As someone who takes an active interest in politics, both locally and nationally, I jumped at the opportunity to join others from the Cardinal Hume Centre on a Democratic Access tour of the Houses of Parliament.  We began in the only surviving part of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Hall, which, we learned, was built in 1097.  We were then […]


Volunteering to Turn Lives Around

When I applied to be a research volunteer at the Cardinal Hume Centre, I was very happy to be offered the opportunity to use some of the skills and knowledge that I’ve learned, not always intentionally, through a hotchpotch of life experiences and education. I found out about the vacancy through UCL where I am studying the Psychology of Education. […]


Refugee Week 2017

Refugee Week (19-25 June 2017) is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. The founding ethos of Cardinal Hume Centre is to provide welcome, sanctuary and hospitality to people of all backgrounds. We work with many people who for […]


Charity Shop Donations

We are always grateful for donations to our Cardinal Hume Centre charity shop; everything we receive helps us to do more for families in Westminster. There are however a few things that sadly we’re unable to take, and we’d hate for anyone to have a wasted journey to us, so please check the list below before donating your items. Basic / […]


Centre’s CEO Cathy Corcoran speaks at Faith Matters Question Time

    THE GENERAL ELECTION: WHICH WAY FORWARD? Monday 5th June 2017 – 6:45 – 8:45pm Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount St, London W1K 3AH Cathy Corcoran (CEO, Cardinal Hume Centre) Melanie McDonagh (Leader Writer, Evening Standard) Rt Rev John Sherrington (Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster) Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James’s, Piccadilly)   All welcome to an […]


Spring Magazine 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of our magazine gives a detailed insight into the various people who come to the Centre and how the Centre’s services work together to turn lives around.  You can download the magazine PDF in full, or if you’d like us to send you a copy then please send your postal address to fundraising@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk    


LHA London spruce up family services

  A huge thanks to the wonderful team from the head office of LHA London who recently volunteered to improve the family centre space. Accommodation provider LHA London have generously supported the Centre for several years, paying for new showers and cooking facilities in the hostel, but were keen to get involved in a different way. The thirteen strong team came […]


London Legal Walk 2017

London Legal Support Trust

 We are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for Law Centres and pro-bono agencies in and around London.


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 […]


The Homelessness Reduction Bill

On Wednesday this week, we took part in a mass lobby of parliament to encourage MPs to support the Homelessness Reduction Bill which is due to be debated on 28 October.


Family Services Summer 2016

Our Family Service was opened in 1987 by Cardinal Hume. He was deeply concerned for the many families in the area who were living in poverty and he sought to provide a place of sanctuary for both parents and their children. Thirty years later poorly housed families continue to depend on the Centre for advice and support. For low income […]