Christmas Message

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 […]

Channel 4 adds to the summer fun

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 […]

The Centre is voted Sainsbury’s Pimlico charity of the Year

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 […]

Team Ward Rises to The Challenge!

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, 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 […]

Family Services Open Day

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 […]

Our week of volunteering

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 […]

Winter Magazine

The latest Centre Life magazine is now available. Download your copy today >>

25th Anniversay Films – Corin Pilling

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.

25th Anniversary Film – Natalie Smith

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.

25th Anniversary Films – Shan

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.

25th Anniversary Films – Nigel Matthews

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.

No Place Like Home

A group of parents from Cardinal Hume Centre, supported by Save the Children, discuss their concerns about social housing in Westminster.

Secondary schools homeless film

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

Henriette and Judy

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. […]