Our week of volunteering

Ed and Kenji give an account of their week of volunteering at the Cardinal Hume Centre: “We spent this week at the Cardinal Hume Centre, experiencing the vast range of services that it offers to all who desire them. On arriving at the centre, we expected it to be a normal soup-kitchen type homeless shelter. However, it quickly became apparent […]


Volunteering at the Centre

Volunteers play a valuable role in the delivery of our services and we strive to ensure that all volunteers have a meaningful and rewarding experience while working with us. Our commitment to volunteering is demonstrated through our investing in volunteers award. We have a large number of volunteers, almost 100 at the last count, who are involved in many different […]


Volunteer Stories

Joanne Joanne has been volunteering in our charity shop since early 2013. She writes about how much she enjoys giving directly back to the community.       Tom “Having done precious little volunteering before, 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 […]


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 […]


Big Sleepout

Support the Cardinal Hume Centre by doing a Big Sleepout A sponsored Big Sleepout is a wonderful way to raise money for the Centre and continue the work started by Cardinal Hume. Sleeping out under the night sky is also an opportunity to reflect on what life without a home is like. You can do a Big Sleepout at any time of they year in […]


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 […]


Medical Centre

The Surgery has two doctors and provides a full range of medical care solely to homeless people from across London. It has a particular focus on the primary care management of substance misuse, alcohol abuse and chronic severe mental illness. The surgery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4pm (except Wednesday afternoon when closed) and […]


Housing Advice

If your family are living in unsuitable accommodation or at risk of becoming homeless then the Centre can help you. If you live in Westminster and have an issue with your accommodation, we can help with confidential housing advice and support. We’ll listen to your concerns and do our best to help improve your situation. Please or call 020 7227 1673. […]


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 […]