Cardinal Basil Hume

George Haliburton Hume OSB, OM, MA, STL (March 2, 1923-June 17, 1999) was born in Newcastle upon Tyne to Sir William Errington Hume and Marie Elizabeth Tisseyre.  His father was a Protestant heart doctor from Scotland, and his mother the French Catholic daughter of an army officer. He had three sisters and one brother. He joined the Benedictine monastery at […]

At work

Why work with us? Support your local community – by working with the Centre you are giving back to the local community in which you work. Motivate your staff – supporting us will boost staff moral and sense of worth. Whether it is fundraising, volunteering or team events, staff participation leads to more driven and happy employees. Enhance your reputation […]

Trusts and foundations

The Cardinal Hume Centre is supported by a wide range of Charitable Trusts and Foundations. We aim to work in partnership with Trusts to deliver long-term  and secure funding so that we are able to meet the needs of the local community in a sustainable way. Our business plan lays out the strategic and operational objectives of the Centre. The Annual Accounts highlight […]

The Big Cheese

Celebrate and support the Cardinal Hume Centre by holding a cheese and wine party. The Big Cheese started as a fundraising campaign to celebrate 25 years of the Cardinal Hume Centre and its popularity has enabled it to continue into our 30th year and beyond. Many of our supporters are planning their next Big Cheese, they say that the first one […]


Do you have experience or would like to develop your experience in working with vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness? Do you have availability to cover shifts across a range of days, evenings or nights? Our 32 bed supported accommodation offers 16 – 25 year olds a safe place to stay whilst developing the skills that will enable them […]

Business Plan and Accounts

Business Plan The Centre’s Business Plan details our ambitious plans for the future. Business Plan 2020-2023 Appendix 1 to Business Plan: Financial Plan Appendix 2 to Business Plan: Monitoring Framework Annual Report and Accounts Our Annual Report and Accounts provide a detailed record of our performance against our aims and objectives. They also contain a full set of audited accounts. Annual […]

Vision & Values

Vision The Centre strives towards a society where every individual has a safe place to live and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Mission: Turning Lives Around The Cardinal Hume Centre enables families, children and young people to overcome poverty and avoid homelessness. Founding Ethos Cardinal Basil Hume, our founder, was a Benedictine monk and the Centre draws particularly […]

Turning lives around

The variety of people who walk through our doors and the variety of stories that have led them to that point, means there is no such thing as a ‘typical Cardinal Hume Centre client’. However, if you take a few minutes to read some of the incredible stories on this page you will hopefully come away with an idea of the people […]

About Us

Founded by Cardinal Basil Hume in 1986, the Cardinal Hume Centre gives people access to the skills and support needed to overcome poverty and homelessness. The Centre gives homeless young people, families in need and local people the support they need to realise their full potential. The Centre focuses on four areas of need: employment, housing, education and skills, and legal status. […]

You can help us to support vulnerable families and young people through the COVID-19 Crisis by donating to our Emergency Food Appeal.   Helping families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. We work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others […]

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 […]