Safia’s Story

What strikes you most when speaking with Safia is the sense of duty she felt towards her family, and the heavy burden that placed upon her shoulders. She was supporting six grown-up children, four of whom were living with her, working day and night shifts for the NHS, and was struggling to keep her head above water following the loss […]


Veronica’s Story

“When I was 16 I knew that I had to take my life into my own hands, and I moved to London on my own. My parents had too many problems to help me so I needed to become independent. I had been living with my mother and stepfather in Rome for nearly 10 years. During that time I was […]


Khaltom’s Story

“When I first came to the Centre I could only say hello. Now I can have conversations with people.” Khaltom moved to the UK in 2009 along with her husband and their nine year old daughter. They had left behind their lives in Iraq to seek a safer life for their daughter. “My country is very beautiful, but it has […]


Muhammad’s Story

At the Cardinal Hume Centre we aim to work with the most vulnerable people in our community. The ultimate goal for all the work that we do is about helping individuals to build up their resilience so that they can lead fully independent lives. Jeanita, in our employment team, is currently working with Muhammad, who has been out of work […]


Abayomi’s Story

Abayomi is fiercely protective of her daughter and is determined that she will have a better life; one free from fear and filled with opportunity. Abayomi first came to the Centre after Kids Company closed down. She had received invaluable care and support from the staff there and they made sure that she would be left in safe hands by […]


Remona and Johnson’s Story

Remona and Johnson are from Tamil Nadu in India. They have lived in the UK for over seven years and all three of their children have been born here since they emigrated. Johnson used to be a merchant seaman for the Indian navy and is highly educated. He had moved to the UK with Remona to study and was working […]


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.


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.


Abiola’s Story

After seven years of getting nowhere, Abiola finally found the help she needed at the Cardinal Hume Centre.


Lavonne’s Story

After sleeping rough, Lavonne and her daughter are starting a new life, all thanks to the Centre’s dedicated support.


Josef’s story

There are many reasons people become homeless; abuse, addiction, revenge eviction. What about bureaucracy? Read about Josef’s family.


Jenny’s Story

Read an account of our Welfare Rights Officer’s typical day helping the vulnerable people who come to the Centre for advice.