Wembley Stadium CEO Sleep Out puts the spotlight on homelessness

On Monday night, some of London’s high flyers gave up their beds for a night to take part in London’s first CEO Sleep Out at Wembley Stadium. Over 90 people braved the elements – there was heavy rain and wind – to help increase awareness of the causes of homelessness, as well as raise vital funds to support the Work […]


Lend Lease lend a hand 

On Thursday 9th October, 45 volunteers from International Property and Infrastructure Company Lend Lease donated their time and skills to the Centre to as part of their annual community day. Project Manager Ciaran Keegan had put together an ambitious plan to complete three projects and at 8am volunteers arrived full of enthusiasm. Following an introduction to the Centre, volunteers got […]


CEO Blog – World Homeless Day

Homeless Jesus World Homeless Day provides an opportunity for us all to talk about a truth that many of us in the UK don’t perhaps want to face… Tonight, people in the 7th richest in the world will have no bed to sleep in or roof over their head; and an increasing number of people are forced to live in […]


Luke’s Story

Luke has battled leukaemia since he was two years old, but this hasn’t effected his work ethic. Thanks to the Centre he has been able to get back into employment.


Proud day for learning services

It has been a proud day for the Cardinal Hume Centre’s learning services as over 20 clients receive qualifications in English and Food Safety in Catering. After taking classes at the Centre for up to a year, Fifteen ESOL (english for speakers of other languages)students and six Food safety students passed their exams to gain professionally recognised certificates that will greatly improve their […]


Yahya’s Story

Driven by a desire to be able to support his family, Yahya has been improving his English at the Centre.


Amira’s Story

After many turbulent years in her home country, Amira’s family has found sanctuary and friendship in the Centre’s family services; with our help, she now hopes to start a new career. Amira was studying English, maths and science at university in Afghanistan, but when the Taliban gained power in 1996 her studies were cut short by their laws against female education. […]


“One big family” at the Centre

For five weeks throughout July and August the Centre’s family services team welcomed low income families to the Summer Programme. The free programme provides a safe and engaging place for children up to the age of 12, helping them build their confidence, improve social skills and generally have lots of fun.


CEO Blog – Poverty of Information

A New Crisis Many of the people who come to the Centre for help have either been ‘lost in the system’ or simply confounded by it. By ‘system’ I mean how our world, our society, is run. There are rules. And it doesn’t matter whether you understand the rules or even if you don’t know there are rules, ‘it is what […]


Jason’s Story

19-year-old Jason was homeless and angry. The Centre was able to give him a place to call home and supported him to fully turn his life around. Please read his story.


Nina’s Story

After Nina’s husband abandoned her and her children she was struggling to find a suitable place to live. The Cardinal Hume’s Centre has been able to give her advice and help in seeking a home.


ETcetera Summer Concert

Beautiful English choral music for a summer’s day transported a lunchtime audience as the ETcetera Choir put on a great fundraising concert on behalf of Cardinal Hume Centre.


From poverty to poetry

After using the Cardinal Hume Centre’s services 15 years ago, Annarita is now a published poet and has dedicated a poem to the Centre.


Ruth’s Story

After escaping a violent husband, Ruth found she had to appeal for her right to stay in the UK with her children. Fortunately the Cardinal Hume Centre has been able to help.


Memorial Mass – Archbishop’s Homily

Last week we remembered 15 years since the death of our founder, Cardinal Basil Hume, with a memorial mass. There were several moving speeches and prayers. The following is the homily read by Archbishop Bernard Longley.


CEO Blog – Food Poverty

As the debate over rising food bank use continues our CEO, Cathy Corcoran, offers her opinions and wonders what our founder, Cardinal Basil Hume, might have thought.


Centre wins Community Awards

The Cardinal Hume Centre scooped two of the awards at the 2014 Westminster Community Awards ceremony, winning the Partnership award for its joint work with Land Securities and Outstanding Organisation award for its English Language service.