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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


About Us

Founded by Cardinal Basil Hume in 1986, the Cardinal Hume Centre gives people access to the skills and support needed to overcome poverty and homelessness. The Centre gives homeless young people, families in need and local people the support they need to realise their full potential. The Centre focuses on four areas of need: employment, housing, education and skills, and legal status. […]


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 […]