The Cardinal Hume Centre has stressed the need not only to confront the current homelessness crisis but to tackle it from its roots.
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 over those years, it’s time beyond measure.
Will you and your colleagues give up your bed to help us fight poverty and homelessness and give people like Nikki* a better future?
You don’t want to sleepout, but know someone who may like to. This year’s CEO Sleepout will be held at Lords Cricket Ground on 31st October. It is chance for companies and individuals to show support and solidarity with the homeless and disadvantaged. So why not nominate your boss, colleague, friend or family member? Participants do not have to be […]
Our Foot in the Door Partner for the month of February was The St James Theatre. The Centre was delighted to be selected as the chosen charity of the St. James Theatre in late 2015, but we could not have anticipated their recent fundraising efforts. During the sell-our run of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, which ran at the Theatre […]
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 […]
Earlier this month the young hostel residents enjoyed a New Years outing made possible thanks to the support of holiday rental company HomeAway. The young people showed their skills on the ice followed by dinner with staff from the Centre. It was a wonderful evening and great to see the young people having such a good time and supporting one […]
In November 2015 the renowned Westminster Abbey generously opened its doors and invited employment clients to an inspiring experience with their ‘World of Work day’. The Abbey have been supporting the Centre since 2013 and one former client Natalija, has been working in their visitor service team for over two years. The Abbey were keen to provide a unique and inspiring […]
Partner of the month: Land Securities. In mid August Land Securities opened their doors and invited some of the Centre’s clients to join their ‘Work Insight Day’, at their offices on Palace Street. For many people, experiencing a real working environment can be an important step in securing employment… Employment Officer Richard Breedt along with six clients, joined the Land […]
September’s Partner of the Month: Standard Chartered Bank Mary spoke about her own experience “I came to the skills workshop at Standard Chartered with Ben. I couldn’t imagine I’d be standing up here giving this speech.” – Mary, former client of the Cardinal Hume Centre Last week the SCB UK Women Network welcomed employment officer Ben and eight clients into its head […]
Willie got in touch with the Cardinal Hume Centre out of the blue in June, 20 years after receiving help from staff in the Centre’s Hostel. His email was extremely touching, and he has kindly allowed us to share his words with you.
Given the current refugee crisis, there is a temptation to join the fearmongers in calling for iron gates to ‘keep out the masses’. As an organisation which holds the belief that each person is created in the image of God, and is therefore valuable and precious with the right to the fullness of life, what should our response be? Our CEO Cathy Corcoran […]
Dona moved to the UK in January 2013 in order to be close to her son. She and her husband had moved to Greece, from Albania, in search of a better life. But when her husband was forced to return to Albania Dona found herself stranded in Greece. Eager to support her son’s aspirations of becoming an actor, she made […]
“Richard helped me so much. He made me feel strong when I was weak and he understands me. I give all my thanks to him. He told me I’d get my dream job, but I didn’t believe him” Joewell first came to the Centre in 2008. She was unemployed and living in a homeless hostel nearby. She had aspirations of […]
July’s Partner of the Month: Gallowglass Security After five years of unemployment Asan*, has found work with the support of the Cardinal Hume Centre and Foot in the Door partner Gallowglass Security. Asan, 46, fled to London to avoid conflict and persecution in his own country. He initially found work as a Security Guard but a change in personal circumstances […]
When the Cardinal Hume Centre was selected as Grosvenor’s charity partner in April 2014 to say we were elated is an understatement. We couldn’t wait to see what would happen with this partnership and we have not been disappointed.
The 2015 CEO Sleepout will be taking place on Monday 12th October, at The Kia Oval. Last year 90 sleepers raised £150,000 to help fight poverty and homelessness this year we hope to exceed that.
In 2012 the Cardinal Hume Centre was delighted to be voted Sainsbury’s Pimlico Charity of the Year and have received wonderful support from the staff and customers. From baking to book collections, bag packing to Easter eggs, Sainsbury’s Pimlico have raised almost £2000 for the Centre. An in-store bag packing event with Children from local schools and staff from the […]
The ETCetera Choir are to perform Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass, in support of the Cardinal Hume Centre. On 26th March at 1pm the choir will perform at St John’s, Smith Square. A collection, in lieu of an admission charge, will be donated to the Centre and the Parish of St Stephen’s with St John’s in Westminster. The ETCetera Choir was founded in 2009 and is formed […]