The Volunteer Survey 2014

Our volunteers are incredibly valuable to us, therefore we want to know whether they feel valued and if their time here is mutually beneficial. For two years we have collected detailed feedback from them in the Annual Volunteer Survey, and the 2014 results are in.

A Tribute to the late Paul Goggins

This tribute was also published in the January issue of the Oremus. Tickets to the memorial concert are on sale here. I can count the number of times I shared time with Paul Goggins on one hand. And yet I will never forget this lovely man. He had a magnesium flash about him; as busy as ten stretched people, there […]

Winning ticket for Cardinal Hume Centre

Lottery Funding for Cardinal Hume Centre to tackle housing insecurity in Westminster New project focusing on helping the most vulnerable people stay in their homes Three years of early-intervention funding for advice and outreach in South Westminster The Cardinal Hume Centre is delighted to be partnering with the Big Lottery Fund to run a new project for people in danger […]

Nsa’s Story

Nsa was sleeping on the streets when he first came to the Centre. Less than twelve months later and he is secure in work and accommodation.

David’s Story

After 11 years of living on the streets The Centre has helped David to finally get some security into his life.

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 […]