Cardinal Hume’s family drum up support

Last week Cardinal Hume’s family generously sponsored a wonderful evening of African Drumming in aid of the Centre. Long term supporters of the Centre John and Catherine Hickman, who is Cardinal Hume’s niece, brought their family and friends together for an alternative fundraising evening. The event held at St Clements Church, West London, saw over 60 guests arriving to test their musical abilities on African […]

Benefit cuts: unjust and unwise

From April 2013 the living standards of the poorest people in the UK will be placed under renewed strain as unprecedented cuts are made to our social security system. For all the unpleasant talk about ‘skivers’ and ‘shirkers’, these will hit everyone who needs support to meet the basic costs of daily life; from single mothers balancing childcare with multiple […]

The Open Forum

On Saturday 16th February, the Cardinal Hume Centre opened its doors to invite everyone who uses the Centre, or who lives in the local area to come and get involved and have their say in how things work here. Along with amazing moroccan food, cooked by some of the parents who use our family centre, there were activities for the […]

Building five new flats

24/05/13 – Update 7: The Final Furlong! The builders have been steadily moving forward and we’re now coming up to the final stages of the project as the flats take shape. Dermot, the plasterer, has been making the walls super smooth,flat and perpendicular to the floor, so much so that any visitor just can’t resist touching them! The Big’un from […]

Pass the Parcel

This Winter you can help homeless young people just by Passing the Parcel. Every year we all end up with at least one unwanted Christmas present. Whether it’s a DVD you have already seen, a book you have already read, or the annual knitted jumper from Aunty Doris, the Cardinal Hume Centre needs your unwanted gifts! Your unwanted gifts will help […]

A Merry Christmas at the Centre

Thanks to our wonderful and generous supporters and volunteers, our young residents, local families and people with nowhere else to go were able to have a Merry Christmas at the Cardinal Hume Centre. There was something for everyone over the Christmas period, with plenty of food, games, chatter and music. Thank you to all the committed volunteers who came to […]

Turning bric a brac into gold

The Centre’s longest serving volunteer,Mr Ted Neville, 88, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Years Honours List

Employment Team Success Leaves Work Programme in the Shade

Corin Pilling – Manager of Learning, Development and Employment Over the last 12 months, the Cardinal Hume Centre’s Employment Team has achieved some exceptional results, helping  over 50 clients into work. Many people looking for work are faced with multiple barriers such as housing issues, experiences of long- term unemployment and a lack of relevant skills.  Yet through one service […]

Christmas comes early

Thanks to the Channel 4 sales team over 50 children were able to have a much happier Christmas. Twenty families who use the Centre to access advice, learning and childcare services were invited to Channel 4 for an exclusive screening of the Snowman and Snowdog. Adding to the excitement were the pizzas and sweets that had been laid on by […]

Send a Christmas Card

  For most of us the festive period is a time to relax and enjoy being with our families, but for hundreds of thousands of people around the country Christmas can be a lonely and difficult time. It can be particularly hard for people who are homeless or struggling to make ends meet. As usual the Centre has lots of festive […]

The Big Sleepout is back!

Student's from St Dominc's visited the Sacred Heart chapel on a recent visit to the Centre

  Students at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow-on-the-Hill are being sponsored by family and friends to sleep outside on Thursday 25th October to raise funds for the Cardinal Hume Centre’s new hostel. The students have set themselves a target of £2,000. Can you help reach their target? To sponsor them to go their Just Giving page. The money […]

Adeyfield Catholic Women’s League visits the Centre

These lovely ladies have been supporting the Centre since 2001  yet had never actually been to visit. In October Monica, Anne, Maureen, Mary and Pam, all members of the Catholic Women’s League, Adeyfield, Herfordshire, caught a Green Line bus from Hemel Hempstead to Victoria Coach Station, and walked up the road to the Centre. We were delighted to welcome them, […]

We are recruiting!

The Centre is looking for a new Immigration advisor. Head to our vacancies section to find out more. The Cardinal Hume Centre offers a wide range of services to homeless people and the local Westminster community, enabling them to gain the skills to break out of poverty and homelessness. The Cardinal Hume Centre offers a wide range of services to […]

ESOL students celebrate exam success

There was a sense of happiness and shared achievement in the room as eight of the Centre’s English Language students came to celebrate passing their Entry 3 Speaking and listening exams. The exams which took place in July were the final step in a year of hard work and dedication by the students and their teachers, all of who were volunteers. There […]

Team Ward Puts Cardinal Hume Centre Shop on the map

On Saturday 10 September, Team Ward from The Challenge rose to the challenge of creating retailtainment in the Cardinal Hume Centre charity shop. Based on Horseferry Road in Westminster, the shop is well known in the local area, but usually only opens on weekdays from 10-4pm. Team Ward arrived at the Centre in a gung ho mood, and one of […]

Youth Homelessness in Westminster

Westminster City Council has produced a short film to inform young people of the obstacles in accessing accommodation in Westminster and to dispel some of the myths around housing. The film was based on interviews and group discussions with young people in supported accommodation, including some young people who are currently living in our hostel, or who have previously resided […]

The Centre announces plans to build 5 new flats

Today the Cardinal Hume Centre is delighted to announce plans to build five new flats for homeless young people. This additional accommodation will increase the number of young people the Centre can help at one time from 32 to 37. Cathy Corcoran, CEO of the Centre, explains why the Centre is undertaking this new project. ‘Working with our residents and […]

Centre gives children a fun-filled and action packed summer

Over 136 children and parents enjoyed a fun filled, educational and action packed summer of activities and outings as part of the Centre’s summer programme. The children were able to try new activities throughout the five week summer period. From African drumming to gallery exhibitions, dance classes to zoo visits, drama workshops to a private film screening – each day […]