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.


Volunteers Week BBQ 2014

All week we have been celebrating our wonderful volunteers as part of national Volunteers Week. The highlight of the week was welcoming all of our volunteers to a sunny BBQ. Over 100 volunteers help us provide our many services, we simply couldn’t function without them. This includes 50 one-to-one coaches, teaching IT, reading, numeracy and English language. Volunteers also help staff the […]


Meeting the UCM, Gosport

This week our community fundraiser, Sandra, met with the Union of Catholic Mothers, Gosport. The Hampshire based group has supported the Cardinal Hume Centre since 1999.


A Good Society Launch – storify

Yesterday we hosted the launch of the A Good Society project. It was a busy and inspiring event with over ten speakers attempting to answer the question, what makes a good society? The same question they’ve been discussing with communities and various faith groups across the country. Visit their homepage for some great resources. We took to twitter to report […]


Change A Life Raffle 2014

Fancy champagne at one of the most exclusive hotels in London? How about membership at the V&A museum or Picturehouse cinemas? Well, you’re in luck! With tickets at only £1 each, the Change a Life raffle is a fun and easy way to support the Centre, while giving you the chance to win great prizes! What’s more, your money will help young […]


Parents campaign for better housing – video

Staff and supporters have been attending the first public screening of a highly moving film produced with support from the Centre. Parents who use Cardinal Hume Centre’s family services are campaigning for better support, advice and information for families living in overcrowded or poor quality housing. To help promote the campaign, and to portray the conditions and emotions involved, the parents have produced […]


Raffle Terms and Conditions

The Cardinal Hume Centre’s Change A Life Raffle 2014 Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before entering the draw. 1. The winning tickets will be drawn on Monday 14 July 2013. Winning entries will be randomly drawn in the presence of two witnesses. Prizes are as follows: – First prize: Champagne afternoon tea for two at Corinthia Hotel, London […]


Tom’s Story

“I was keen to get some first-hand experience and learn something new about the great work voluntary groups do to help those in need.

I now spend a couple of hours most weeks at the Centre’s Jobs Club.”


Breakfast Briefing: Immigration

This week the Cardinal Hume Centre held a breakfast briefing on one of the hottest issues of the moment, bringing guests from the worlds of business, politics and non-profits to cut through some of the rhetoric and myth around immigration and understand the reasons why people migrate. The Corinthia Hotel, who generously hosted the event, welcomed representatives from Land Security, the Home Office, the […]


A shop volunteer tells her story

Joanne has been volunteering in our charity shop since early 2013. She writes about how much she enjoys giving directly back to the community. 


Ismail’s Story

Former child soldier, Ismail, 22, came to the Centre when he was homeless and desperate for work.