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!
Shan a student at St Dominics, Harrow on the Hill, shares how finding out about the Centre has made him think more about his own life.
One of the Centre’s employment team, Richard Breedt, explains his role and the challenges people face in finding work.
One of the Centre’s supporters, Nigel Matthews, talks about the importance of security in helping young people make the right choices and why he supports the Centre.
Monseigneur Jim Curry talks about the hope that is alive at the Centre and how important that is for the people coming through the door.
Cardinal Hume’s Great Nephew, George Hickman, shares Cardinal Hume’s motivations for starting the Centre.
A group of parents from Cardinal Hume Centre, supported by Save the Children, discuss their concerns about social housing in Westminster.
Our new film is specifically aimed at secondary school children. The film introduces homelessness, what the Cardinal Hume Centre does to help and how your school can get involved. If you would like a hard copy of the film, more information about Change A Life, or for our community fundraiser to visit your school (distance permitting) – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Henriette arrived at the Centre, tearful, hungry and exhausted from spending years sofa surfing. Henriette had arrived in the UK after fleeing the Congo. Her lack of English meant she was unable to complete any immigration forms, and was unable to access the support she was entitled to. Staff at the Centre built a range of support around Henriette’s needs. […]
Kerry spent a year living at the Cardinal Hume Centre. Hear how that time has allowed him to move forward with his life.
This film introduces the Centre, our work and the people who come to us for help.