Westminster Abbey

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 […]

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 Securities Team for a tour of […]

Standard Chartered Bank

September’s Partner of the Month: Standard Chartered Bank “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 office to hear from staff about […]

Gallowglass Security

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 […]

Luke’s Story

Luke has battled leukaemia since he was two years old, but this hasn’t effected his work ethic. Thanks to the Centre he has been able to get back into employment.

Tom’s Story

“I was keen to get some first-hand experience and learn something new about the great work voluntary groups do to help those in need.

I now spend a couple of hours most weeks at the Centre’s Jobs Club.”

Amy’s Story

Last year Amy, 29 ran away from her abusive husband. After a few weeks on the streets she managed to find a room at a refuge near to the Centre. For the first few months she barely left her room. Eventually she got talking to another resident who told her about the Centre, and offered to come with her. Amy’s […]

Catherine’s Story

After spending the last few years as a full time mum, Catherine,42, wanted to return to work. Her husband provides an income, but now that her son in old enough she desperately wants to improve their financial situation. She says without the support of the Centre she would have already given up. “When I arrived at the Centre I was really […]


The Centre offers one-to-one employment support to help you find work and improve your in-work prospects. The service is client-centred and based on your preferences. What we offer The Employment team can help you build your confidence through various services: Careers guidance and vocational profiling Help with CVs, job applications and cover letters Interview preparation and practice Direct contact with local […]

How we work

Everyone who comes to the Cardinal Hume Centre is treated as an individual, and much of our work is done on a one to one basis. The first question we ask is ‘what do you want to achieve?’ By taking this approach we are able to move away from simply categorising someone as homeless, a single parent, unemployed, a migrant […]