The Open Forum

On Saturday 16th February, the Cardinal Hume Centre opened its doors to invite everyone who uses the Centre, or who lives in the local area to come and get involved and have their say in how things work here. Along with amazing moroccan food, cooked by some of the parents who use our family centre, there were activities for the […]


Memories of Cardinal Hume

Carmel and the Cardinal take a walk

Carmel-Anne Wright (now Carmel Hayes) studied physiotherapy in Kettering in the 90s and then continued her studies in London. It was there that she got involved with the Young Adult Pilgrims programme, organised by Cardinal Hume. When Cardinal Hume was recovering from a hip operation, Carmel-Anne acted as his physiotherapist, although George Basil called her a ‘phsyio-terrorist’. Carmel-Anne recently made […]


Our doors are open

  Cathy Corcoran – CEO Last Sunday I was working in our young people’s hostel when the buzzer at the street entrance went and in came a well dressed older woman.  She said she was staying in the hostel opposite and had noticed that Pret a Manger often delivered free sandwiches. She hoped we didn’t mind, and asked if it was […]


2011 Review

2011 Review –  Martha Clarke, Director of Communications   The end of the year often a time for reflection and taking stock and for me part of that means looking back at my first year at the Cardinal Hume Centre. ….so that’s just what I’ve done. When I started out training as a journalist I never imagined I would end […]


A Gateway to better things

Gareth Farmer – Gateway Officer Life in the Gateway is never dull, far from it. From housing emergency, help with understanding a benefits form to finding somebody a clinic, at the Gateway we see all! We never know which order these issues might present themselves or the background of the people bringing them to us. To bring you up to speed, […]


From Argentina to London

Richard Bennett – Immigration Advisor Working as the immigration advisor at Cardinal Hume Centre in the heart of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities brings you into contact with some very interesting characters from all corners of the globe. Take for example Roberto, an elderly Argentinean gentleman, who has led a colourful and peripatetic life. He lived in the UK […]