Cardinal Hume Centre celebrates completion of independent living project
27 June 2013
Yesterday, the Cardinal Hume Centre held an event hosted by Paul Goggins MP (pictured, Chair of Cardinal Hume Centre) to celebrate the completion of its One Hundred and Ten Project, which was set up to build five new flats on Horseferry Road, Victoria.
Aiming to provide a home for young people who have successfully turned their lives around and offer a safe place to test out independent living, the project was supported by Land Securities with a £20,000 donation and a team of dedicated volunteers to help with renovations.
Lex Kearney who was only 16 when he left his family said of the Cardinal Hume Centre;
“Coming to the Centre was amazing. I went from being street homeless to having somewhere to live. It is such a relief.”
The units will offer young people the opportunity to build a stable employment history or attend college and increase the likelihood of sustaining a private tenancy in the future. One of the units has been attributed to Land Securities and named ‘Victoria’.
Land Securities’ partnership with the Cardinal Hume Centre is just one package of community support the company offers alongside its development programme in Victoria.