Cardinal Hume Centre Hostel

Referral address

c/o Assessment & Advice Team
3-7 Arneway Street

Referral phone

020 7227 1664 or 1673

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-24 who are homeless or are at risk of becoming so. Will accept those with medium to high support needs, including life skills, education and employment. Priority to those with a local connection to Westminster.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, sex offenders.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Agency referrals via Gateway Assessment Centre, including Westminster HOS, Westminster SS, Centrepoint - Berwick Street, People Can - CUC (Soho), ALS, Depaul Trust, Connection at St Martin's. Part of Westminster YP Pathway.

Referral procedure

Agency assesses applicant and completes application form with them. Interview. Require proof of ID, eg birth certificate, passport and where possible proof of income.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24 hour waking cover. Keywork system with fortnightly/monthly meetings. Individual support plan, reviewed regularly. Resident must engage with support offered. Keyworker helps residents access relevant services. On-site education project with careers advisor, ESOL and computer classes.

Rooms and charges

£7.81pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 32
  • Total spaces: 32


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridges.
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  • Disabled facilities: Building is wheelchair accessible. Lift. Adapted toilet on the first floor. Hearing loops in bedrooms if required.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory keywork and move-on meetings. No alcohol allowed on premises. Smoking allowed in bedroom. 6-month licence agreement initially.


2 guests up to 11.30pm. 1 overnight guest allowed, maximum 3 nights a week.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

St James' Park, Westminster, Pimlico and Victoria tubes - 10 minutes walk. Buses 24, 148.

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