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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]