Autumn/winter Magazine 2018 now available!

The autumn/winter 2018 edition of our magazine contains a selection of stories from our services. Inside you will find an introduction from our new Chief Executive, George O’Neill, a sneak peek at what the children in our family centre get up to during their summer in the city and the story of Ahmed, a refugee who has developed a love […]


Cardinal Hume Centre welcomes new CEO George O’Neill

Trustees, staff and volunteers of the Cardinal Hume Centre are extending a warm welcome to the charity’s new Chief Executive, George O’Neill, who takes up his post today. George joins the Centre from L’Arche London, part of an international charity providing housing and support to adults with learning disabilities, where he worked as Director and Community Leader. He has previously […]


Cardinal Hume Centre celebrates vital contribution of volunteers

Volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre will receive special treatment this week in recognition of the vital work they do to support the Westminster-based charity. The Centre’s volunteers will receive a specially designed thank you card and enjoy an array of edible treats, as part of National Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June 2018). The Centre will also release a […]


Spring Magazine 2018 now available!

The Spring 2018 edition of our magazine contains a selection of stories from our services. Inside you will find a letter to a judge from Kevin, a nine year old boy asking for help with his parents immigration status, an in depth interview with Cathy Corcoran about her time at the Centre and some beautiful drawings done by children in […]


Cardinal Hume Centre celebrates International Women’s Day

As part of International Women’s Day 2018, staff and volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre are today reflecting on the remarkable determination of the many women who come to the Centre each day. #IWD2018 #pressforprogress   To learn more about teenager, Hanan’s success in securing a job, click here. To find out how Winta got off the streets and into […]


Cardinal Hume Centre’s leader calls for concerted action to tackle homelessness

More must be done to address the causes of homelessness which is ‘a stain on the nation’s conscience’, Cathy Corcoran, Chief Executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre writes today. In an opinion piece for the Catholic Universe, penned ahead of Homeless Sunday on 28 January, the charity’s leader reflects on the alarming rise in poverty and homelessness, noting the 132% […]


Westminster pupils forego food to raise money for Cardinal Hume Centre

Pupils from Westminster Under School are once again taking action to help local children and families out of poverty and homelessness, after raising an impressive £5,000 for the Cardinal Hume Centre. The money will be used to part-fund one of our 32 residential rooms at the Centre, which will offer a safe and stable home to a young person. In […]


Cardinal Hume Centre unveils £1 million redevelopment plans at special exhibition

New plans for a £1m redevelopment of the Cardinal Hume Centre are being unveiled today at a special exhibition in the heart of Westminster. Open to all the people that the Centre supports, the exhibition – taking place at the charity’s premises on Horseferry Road – showcases architect’s plans to improve the Centre, along with artist’s impressions. Clients will also […]


Cardinal Hume Centre welcomes first ever world day of the poor

The Cardinal Hume Centre is today joining with Catholics across the world to mark the first ever World Day of the Poor. The Day, set by Pope Francis on the 33rd Sunday of the year, is to prepare Catholics for the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King the following Sunday. Pope Francis hopes that the Day will help […]


September Magazine 2017

The September 2017 edition of our magazine is focused around our Residential Services. Inside you will find stories of people who have turned their lives around with us at the Centre, information on the people who run the service and you’ll also be taken on a journey around London with Henok, an ex-resident at the Centre.  You can download the magazine PDF […]


A Visit to Parliament

As someone who takes an active interest in politics, both locally and nationally, I jumped at the opportunity to join others from the Cardinal Hume Centre on a Democratic Access tour of the Houses of Parliament.  We began in the only surviving part of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Hall, which, we learned, was built in 1097.  We were then […]


Volunteering to Turn Lives Around

When I applied to be a research volunteer at the Cardinal Hume Centre, I was very happy to be offered the opportunity to use some of the skills and knowledge that I’ve learned, not always intentionally, through a hotchpotch of life experiences and education. I found out about the vacancy through UCL where I am studying the Psychology of Education. […]


Refugee Week 2017

Refugee Week (19-25 June 2017) is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. The founding ethos of Cardinal Hume Centre is to provide welcome, sanctuary and hospitality to people of all backgrounds. We work with many people who for […]


Charity Shop Donations

We are always grateful for donations to our Cardinal Hume Centre charity shop; everything we receive helps us to do more for families in Westminster. There are however a few things that sadly we’re unable to take, and we’d hate for anyone to have a wasted journey to us, so please check the list below before donating your items. Basic / […]


Centre’s CEO Cathy Corcoran speaks at Faith Matters Question Time

    THE GENERAL ELECTION: WHICH WAY FORWARD? Monday 5th June 2017 – 6:45 – 8:45pm Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount St, London W1K 3AH Cathy Corcoran (CEO, Cardinal Hume Centre) Melanie McDonagh (Leader Writer, Evening Standard) Rt Rev John Sherrington (Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster) Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James’s, Piccadilly)   All welcome to an […]


Afia’s Story

As a doctor, Afia was a strong female figure in her community in Afghanistan, working with local people as well as volunteering with a number of non-governmental organisations including Amnesty International. However, her strength and independence made her a target for the Taliban. Afia explains: “The situation in Afghanistan is not good. Women face a lot of problems if they […]


James’ Story

“Now I get up and go to work with a spring in my step, thinking about what I’ll achieve for the day,” says James who was supported back into work by Sarah Roper in our employment team. James, 53, had worked all his life in the hospitality industry. Starting as an apprentice chef, he progressed to become an area manager […]


Spring Magazine 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of our magazine gives a detailed insight into the various people who come to the Centre and how the Centre’s services work together to turn lives around.  You can download the magazine PDF in full, or if you’d like us to send you a copy then please send your postal address to fundraising@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk    


Ross’s Story

“My time as a volunteer at the Cardinal Hume Centre was within the context of my seminary formation at Allen Hall, London. As part of our formation program for priesthood we could choose a weekly pastoral placement, to give us exposure to the pastoral needs we may experience later in our priestly ministry. I opted to go to the Cardinal […]


London Legal Walk 2017

London Legal Support Trust

 We are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for Law Centres and pro-bono agencies in and around London.