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 […]


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Business Plan and Accounts

Business Plan The Centre’s Business Plan details our ambitious plans for the future. Business Plan 2017-2020 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 Report and Accounts 2018/2019 Archive Annual Report and Accounts 2017/2018 Annual Report and Accounts 2016/2017 […]

Vision & Values

Vision The Centre strives towards a society where every individual has a safe place to live and where their right to develop is respected and supported. Mission: Turning Lives Around The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. We help homeless young people, families in need and individuals living in poverty to […]

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. […]

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 in need. We take the ethos of our founder seriously, ensuring that we offer both a non-judgemental welcome and a stable and safe environment for people in need to seek help and […]

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 […]