The Cardinal Hume Centre
Helping families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness.
The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. They work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need.
The Centre was founded in 1986 by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Basil Hume.
The Centre continues to take the ethos of its founder seriously, ensuring that they offer both a non-judgemental welcome and a stable and safe environment for people in need to seek help and support. Everyone who comes to the Centre is treated as an individual and much of our work is done on a one-to-one basis.
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Homelessness is on the increase, and 16-25 year-olds are some of the worst affected. An experienced speaker from the Cardinal Hume Centre can visit your school to lead a presentation titled "The Hidden Homeless – young people who have nowhere safe to sleep tonight". It can be adapted to all ages and Key Stages.
Please visit the page, Book a Visitor - Cardinal Hume Centre, to enquire about a speaker visiting your school.
“The best school presentation I have heard in 16 years of teaching."
Luisa Foley, chaplain, Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary school
Please note: the Cardinal Hume Centre is based in London. Speakers are principally based in the Westminster Diocese but may also be available nationwide.
Young and homeless - a video for schools
Three young hostel residents talk about how the Cardinal Hume Centre has turned their lives around. The Centre has 32 single rooms for young homeless age 16-14, and through education and training, they can move on with their life. The dedicated team are on hand to offer 24-hour support, 365 days of the year, to create a safe and caring home for them.