Cardinal Hume Centre welcomes new trustees

The Cardinal Hume Centre is pleased to welcome Philomena Egan and William Van Klaveren to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees took up their posts following the charity’s Annual General Meeting on 15 March 2018. They join as additional members to the Board as part of the charity’s governance development programme.


Special rebuild exhibition attracts visitors to Cardinal Hume Centre

Supporters, corporate partners and neighbours of the Cardinal Hume Centre are this week heading to the charity’s premises to learn more about the Centre’s £1m redevelopment project. The charity is staging two open events – on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March – where visitors can view a special exhibition and short film about the rebuild, and meet with key […]


£13,000 grant from Allchurches Trust boosts Cardinal Hume Centre’s rebuild fund

A fundraising appeal for a £1m redevelopment of the Cardinal Hume Centre has today moved one step closer to success, thanks to a £13,000 donation from Allchurches Trust. The donation – along with others received since the appeal launch – will help finance a six-month rebuild programme, resulting in a far more accessible, attractive and welcoming space for all. Improvements […]


Cardinal Hume Centre celebrates International Women’s Day

As part of International Women’s Day 2018, staff and volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre are today reflecting on the remarkable determination of the many women who come to the Centre each day. #IWD2018 #pressforprogress   To learn more about teenager, Hanan’s success in securing a job, click here. To find out how Winta got off the streets and into […]


Budding gardeners bring spring cheer to Cardinal Hume Centre

Spring is coming early to the Cardinal Hume Centre, thanks to a special gardening project taking place on Saturday 24 February.

The charity – which helps people overcome poverty and homelessness – will see local children and parents who visit the Centre, along with young people living there, spending an afternoon sprucing up the outdoor areas at its premises in the heart of Westminster.


Cardinal Hume Centre’s leader calls for concerted action to tackle homelessness

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% […]


Westminster pupils forego food to raise money for Cardinal Hume Centre

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 […]


Cardinal Hume Centre hits the high notes as singing group launches

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 […]


Volunteers bring Christmas cheer to Cardinal Hume Centre

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 […]


Annual advent concert kicks off Christmas festivities at Cardinal Hume Centre

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 […]


Cardinal Hume Centre unveils £1 million redevelopment plans at special exhibition

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 […]


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 […]


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 / […]