More must be done to address the causes of homelessness which is ‘a stain on the nation’s conscience’, Cathy Corcoran, Chief Executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre writes today. In an opinion piece for the Catholic Universe, penned ahead of Homeless Sunday on 28 January, the charity’s leader reflects on the alarming rise in poverty and homelessness, noting the 132% […]
Pupils from Westminster Under School are once again taking action to help local children and families out of poverty and homelessness, after raising an impressive £5,000 for the Cardinal Hume Centre. The money will be used to part-fund one of our 32 residential rooms at the Centre, which will offer a safe and stable home to a young person. In […]
Clients, staff and volunteers are to raise the roof of the Cardinal Hume Centre as its new singing group, Key Notes, launches on Wednesday 24 January. Led by professionals from Wigmore Hall, the weekly lunchtime event aims to encourage clients, volunteers and colleagues across the Centre to exercise their vocal chords, whilst making new friends and improving their confidence in […]
A sell-out Christmas carol concert at Westminster Cathedral has raised an astonishing £20,000 to help young people and families in Westminster overcome poverty and homelessness.
More than 120 volunteers from companies based in London Victoria and beyond are giving up their time to make this Christmas extra special for those visiting the Cardinal Hume Centre. Based in the heart of Westminster, the Cardinal Hume Centre – which supports young people and families to overcome poverty and homelessness – has seen an influx of corporate and […]
Scores of people headed to the Cardinal Hume Centre in the heart of Westminster on 5 December to attend the charity’s candle-lit advent service. Packing out the Sacred Heart Church, which is attached to the Centre, visitors were treated to a selection of Christmas readings, along with traditional carols performed by the London Oratory School Chamber Choir. The annual event […]
New plans for a £1m redevelopment of the Cardinal Hume Centre are being unveiled today at a special exhibition in the heart of Westminster. Open to all the people that the Centre supports, the exhibition – taking place at the charity’s premises on Horseferry Road – showcases architect’s plans to improve the Centre, along with artist’s impressions. Clients will also […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 / […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
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.
The Cardinal Hume Centre has stressed the need not only to confront the current homelessness crisis but to tackle it from its roots.