“Sadly the word ‘refugee’ has become a dirty word in many places today.” So said Lord Alf Dubs at a breakfast briefing hosted by the Cardinal Hume Centre this week.
Will you and your colleagues give up your bed to help us fight poverty and homelessness and give people like Nikki* a better future?
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today (21 June 2016) voiced his support for a charity sleep–out at Lord’s that will raise money for three homelessness charities. CEO Sleepout London 2016, which will take place on 31 October at the world-famous cricket ground, will raise funds for Depaul UK, the Cardinal Hume Centre and YMCA North London. The event is […]
Thirty years may seem a mere blip in the great scheme of things but thinking about the number of people who have come through our doors at the Cardinal Hume Centre over those years, it’s time beyond measure. Because the Centre has changed so much, adapting to emerging need, we can’t give you the cumulative statistics. What we can do, […]
During National Volunteers’ Week, one of the Centre’s volunteers, Ross, will become a priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth. Here Ross shares why he decided to volunteer with the Centre as part of his training to become a priest and what it was like to work with young people wanting to turn their lives around. As part of our formation […]
Archbishop Peter Smith and Your Catholic Legacy invite you to a thanksgiving Mass and lunchtime reception celebrating the work of Catholic charities and see the difference they make. We will be joined by inspirational guest speakers Barry and Margaret Mizen on 11th June from 12.30 – 3.30pm at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7HY. Please click here to […]
On November 9th, 1938, ‘Kristallnacht’ or ‘Night of the Broken Glass’ brought the Nazis’ actions to the attention of the rest of the world. It was after this blatant display of violence and hatred that the English government organised for children from Germany and Austria to be sent over (without their parents) to England. Ten thousand Jewish children were sent on […]
“When I was 16 I knew that I had to take my life into my own hands, and I moved to London on my own. My parents had too many problems to help me so I needed to become independent. I had been living with my mother and stepfather in Rome for nearly 10 years. During that time I was […]
“When I first came to the Centre I could only say hello. Now I can have conversations with people.” Khaltom moved to the UK in 2009 along with her husband and their nine year old daughter. They had left behind their lives in Iraq to seek a safer life for their daughter. “My country is very beautiful, but it has […]
At the Cardinal Hume Centre we aim to work with the most vulnerable people in our community. The ultimate goal for all the work that we do is about helping individuals to build up their resilience so that they can lead fully independent lives. Jeanita, in our employment team, is currently working with Muhammad, who has been out of work […]
Last Wednesday Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) held a gala dinner raising £90,000 for charity partner, the Cardinal Hume Centre.
Last week, I met Leila*, a young woman living in our hostel. The reason for our meeting was to hear about her experience of re-settling in the UK from Syria and to ask her about the services she has engaged with since becoming a client at Cardinal Hume Centre. I’d been told that she had suffered great trauma before coming […]
Abayomi is fiercely protective of her daughter and is determined that she will have a better life; one free from fear and filled with opportunity. Abayomi first came to the Centre after Kids Company closed down. She had received invaluable care and support from the staff there and they made sure that she would be left in safe hands by […]
This morning my children left for school dressed as Dennis the Menace, Greg Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Delia Gates (Tom Gates). This was not a brazen flouting of school uniform but a response to World Book Day. World Book Day is an initiative to mark a worldwide celebration of reading designed to promote reading to children. Although the focus is […]
St. James Theatre and Cardinal Hume Centre are delighted to announce that an incredible £18,667.66 has been raised during the sell-out five week run of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, which ran at the St. James Theatre from 20 January – 27 February 2016.
ESOL students from the Cardinal Hume Centre were recently chosen to work with three academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study on a special project.
Do you want to improve your computer skills? From how to use a computer and create an email account to learning how to use a spreadsheet to help you budget, and even how to search for jobs online, the Centre has workshops to help. Be Online Week 2016 runs from 15-28 February.
On Thursday I was delighted to be invited to St James Theatre, Victoria, to see their current show – The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Mona Golabek stars in this staggeringly emotional and moving play which documents the true story of her mother Lisa Jura’s journey from Vienna in 1938 on the Kindertransport and her subsequent […]
Sara, who hails from Eritrea, initially came to the Centre as a client in the IT room. It was when she attended an assessment that she realized in order to pass her Life in the UK test she would benefit from one to one coaching in basic reading. I was assigned to coach Sara in October last and I was […]
Beethoven’s Mass in C. Regarded by many as an underrated masterpiece, this delightful mass was not appreciated by its commissioner Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II in 1807 – causing Beethoven to storm out in a rage – and perhaps even now it is not heard as often as it deserves. Come along to St John’s Smith Square for Etcetera’s lunchtime concert […]