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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Friday 21st August 40 children came with their parents to the Centre’s summer programme closing party. The family Centre staff had organised a fun filled event to mark the end of the fantastic summer programme. Children aged 2 to 13 came in their best attire – girl in sparkling party dresses and boys in smart shirts all enjoyed the […]
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 […]
Dear Friends, I am glad to write this letter to you as Patron of the Cardinal Hume Centre. I am continually impressed with the great work of the Centre, its development and its response to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Cardinal Hume had great compassion for the homeless young people he saw on the streets and […]
On August 16th Channel 4 invited the children and parents on the Centre’s summer programme to a screening of Peter and the Wolf. Children and parents alike were wowed by the imposing Paralympics structure outside and even more impressed on entering the building. The Channel 4 team had arranged a feast and everyone happily devoured the Pizza, Biscuits and the […]
HR Manager Jaz Bhogal celebrates the torch’s arrival with Trish from the fundraising team The Cardinal Hume Centre is thrilled to have been selected as Sainsbury’s Pimlico Charity Partner of the Year and is looking forward to plenty of staff fundraising and in store support during 2012-13. What makes the Centre’s selection even better is that it was voted for […]
Buoyed by the successes of young Olympians, a highly motivated and creative group of young people – Team Ward – came to visit the Centre earlier this month. Participants of The Challenge Network, www.the-challenge.org spent the morning with us at the Centre, where we were wowed by their enthusiasm, and the intensity and sensitivity of their questions. They enjoyed a tour of […]
The Family Centre opens it doors on Tuesday 4th September for parents and practitioners to come and find out more about our Early Years service –in particular, the 15 hours free childcare for 2-4 year olds. All are very welcome to drop in any time between 10am-3pm to find out more about the childcare offer, meet staff and see the […]
Ed and Kenji give an account of their week of volunteering at the Cardinal Hume Centre: “We spent this week at the Cardinal Hume Centre, experiencing the vast range of services that it offers to all who desire them. On arriving at the centre, we expected it to be a normal soup-kitchen type homeless shelter. However, it quickly became apparent […]
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Corin Pilling, the Centre’s Learning Development and Employment manger, talks about how the Cardinal Hume Centre works with the variety of people that come through our doors – helping them to achieve their goals.
Recent Government figures show a twenty three per cent rise in people asking for housing help in the first quarter of 2011. Natalie Smith a housing support officer explains how the Centre can help them. It’s a one stop shop says Natalie and no one is turned away.
Sean a former resident shares his experiences of staying at the Centre and celebrates his winning goal!