London: Cardinal Hume Centre opens new hub

A new hub at the Cardinal Hume Centre to help people overcome poverty and homelessness is opening its doors to the public on Wednesday 12 September. The new space - the outcome of a £1m revamp of the charity's Westminster-based premises - provides a more accessible, attractive and welcoming space for clients. The redesign brings the charity's specialist services teams closer to each other and their clients, enabling staff and volunteers at the Centre to work more efficiently and effectively than ever.

Changes to more than 400m2 of internal and 150m2 of outdoor space at the Centre include: a fresh, modern and accessible entrance and reception; improved working spaces for our housing, welfare rights and immigration advice teams; enhanced and extended training facilities; extra interview rooms; an adaptable new learning space for children and parents; private meeting spaces; brand new outside play area and an upgraded kitchen.

The extensive improvements, which have taken just six months to complete, address problems with the complex and inaccessible layout of the previous client reception, office spaces and meeting rooms.

George O'Neill, Chief Executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre, said: "We're delighted to open the doors of our hub today. This new and improved space puts the people we help at the heart of everything we do to tackle poverty and homelessness. We now have much improved surroundings right here in the heart of Westminster, and our clients can still expect the same great service and warm welcome."

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The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. It works with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need. Each year the Centre welcomes more than 1,400 people. The staff work with respect, integrity and compassion to help each person find a home, become financially stable and, quite simply, have a better life.

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