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 who come to the Centre for support and the many ways the Centre's services work together to turn lives around.

Helen’s Story

Helen’s Story

"The Centre became my lifeline"

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Aaron’s Story

Aaron’s Story

“I was ill but it got to the level where I had to find work, because I couldn’t see my mum struggle like that.”

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Elena’s Story

Elena’s Story

“If I hadn’t come to the Centre I wouldn’t have had the chance to gain work experience"

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Oliver’s Story

Oliver’s Story

"Not knowing where you’re going to sleep or when you’re going to eat are constant worries when you’re homeless"

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Leila’s Story

Leila’s Story

“At first I was shy and didn’t speak to anyone. But the staff are so good here, they are friendly and respect you. I started to feel safe.”

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Jamila’s Story

Jamila’s Story

“My dream is to be a civil engineer, because my dad is a maritime engineer.”

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Efe and Osa’s Story

Efe and Osa’s Story

“I kept telling my children that everything was going to be fine, I didn’t want them to see that I was down or worried.”

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Safia’s Story

Safia’s Story

My children have suffered a lot but the support that Natalie gave me took the burden from my back.

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Veronica’s Story

Veronica’s Story

"In the three months that I’ve been living at the Centre I feel like my life has changed drastically"

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Khaltom’s Story

Khaltom’s Story

“The Cardinal Hume Centre has helped me so much. The teachers here are very nice."

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Muhammad’s Story

Muhammad’s Story

“Before I came to the Centre I had no hope and I felt there was no life for me. The Centre has helped me a lot"

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Abayomi’s Story

Abayomi’s Story

Abayomi is fiercely protective of her daughter and is determined that she will have a better life.

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Paul’s Story

Paul’s Story

Volunteering as a one to one English coach

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Dona’s Story

Dona’s Story

Learning at the Centre enabled her to support her son's dreams

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Joewell’s Story

Joewell’s Story

Secured her dream job thanks to the employment team

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Geogina’s Story – video

Geogina’s Story – video

The hostel gave her both the independence and support she craved.

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Kathy & Evelyn’s Story

Kathy & Evelyn’s Story

Volunteering on the Centre's frontline

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Darryl’s Story

Darryl’s Story

Helped in so many ways by the Centre, now he wants to create more successes.

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Nadeisha’s Story

Nadeisha’s Story

"I can see where the young people are coming from because I’ve been there."

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Abiola’s Story

Abiola’s Story

The fight to remain in the UK is a long and arduous process

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Lavonne’s Story

Lavonne’s Story

Starting a new life with her daughter thanks to our legal support.

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Josef’s story

Josef’s story

A new family needs a new home.

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Jenny’s Story

Jenny’s Story

A day in the life of a welfare rights officer.

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Ways we can help

  • Saturday Family Day

    Are you looking for some fun learning activities for your family on a Saturday afternoon? Sessions run 12.30 - 3.30 pm. If you're interested get in touch!

  • Learning Schedule

    We offer a variety of educational and training services, including English language, literacy and computing.

How to help

  • Volunteer

    The Centre is always looking for volunteers. Have a look at our current vacancies and get in touch!

  • Leave a Gift in Your Will

    After you have taken care of your family and friends, a gift to the Cardinal Hume Centre, however small, would help those who do not have a family to look out for them. Those who rely on people they do not know – people like you – to care about them.

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