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 stephencurrid@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk


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. […]


Primary Schools Homelessness film

Our new film is specifically aimed at primary 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) – please email stephencurrid@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk


Primary Schools Homelessness film

Our new film is specifically aimed at primary 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 StephenCurrid@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk


Big Cheese II in Stroud Green

Big Cheese return to Stroud Green Margaret Briffa and Patrick Gompertz are planning their second Big Cheese for friends, family and neighbours in Stroud Green on Friday 14 September. They enjoyed last year’s event so much – where they also raised over £500 for the Cardinal Hume Centre – that they seem to be making it an annual event. Please get […]


Family trip to Vauxhall City Farm

With help from volunteers from HSBC Asset Management, children and parents from the centre had a great day out at Vauxhall City Farm. This was a great opportunity for children who may never have encountered more than a dog or cat to get close to more unusual animals, and they enjoyed every minute. It was also an opportunity for isolated […]


Free Childcare

Live in Westminster? A parent to 2-4 year olds? We have free places in our OFSTED registered nursery starting in September 2012. Please get in touch to find out more and register. The Early Years Nursery offers 15 hours of free childcare in South Westminster each week (9:15am – 4pm) for 2-4 year old children. We have links to local […]


The importance of stability

The Centre was concerned to hear David Cameron’s proposal to scrap housing benefit for under 25s. The Centre, based in Westminster, provided a home for one hundred 16-21 young people last year who were either homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Housing benefit plays a major role in allowing us to provide the support and stability necessary to turn […]


Cardinal Hume and Me

Cathy Corcoran OBE – CEO Last week was the 13th Anniversary of Cardinal Hume’s death which always provides a time of reflection for people to reminisce about encounters with our founder – I wanted to share one of mine with you. In October 1984 I was working for CAFOD and visiting Brussels with a BBC News team, harassing various EU government […]


Memories of Cardinal Hume

Carmel and the Cardinal take a walk

Carmel-Anne Wright (now Carmel Hayes) studied physiotherapy in Kettering in the 90s and then continued her studies in London. It was there that she got involved with the Young Adult Pilgrims programme, organised by Cardinal Hume. When Cardinal Hume was recovering from a hip operation, Carmel-Anne acted as his physiotherapist, although George Basil called her a ‘phsyio-terrorist’. Carmel-Anne recently made […]


25th Anniversary comes to a close

Labour MP Paul Goggins, the new chairman of the Cardinal Hume Centre, was introduced to staff, supporters and volunteers at a special celebration mass to mark the end of its 25th Anniversary. The Mass in the Centre’s chapel was celebrated by Bishop John Arnold. The Centre based in Westminster which provides a home for 32 young people and plays a […]


Celebrating Volunteers

    A week really isn’t long enough to celebrate everything that volunteers make happen at the Centre.  Once again the Cardinal Hume Centre celebrated Volunteers’ Week and giving thanks for the amazing contribution that our 100+ volunteers and mentors make in delivering services to our clients. Volunteers Week is an annual event held during the first week of June […]