Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

28th March 2017
This year, why not consider supporting those without a home during Lent, and rather than ‘give up’, give to those in need? You could help change the lives of disadvantaged people who are forced to give up many of the things we take for granted, including a home. Caritas Anchor House offers a home...
23rd March 2017
This moment signalled the end of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, and once it is signed by the Queen and receives Royal Assent in the next few months, it will become an Act. Throughout its time in Parliament, the bill has received cross-party support, and in today’s reading, it was passed...
13th March 2017
International Women’s Day is a global event which encourages all to celebrate the economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In holding the reception, in partnership with the Newham Chamber of Commerce and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Caritas Anchor House was able to honour the...
10th March 2017
International Women’s Day is an annual event which encourages women globally to come together and celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. During the special Walk and Talk session, attended by 18 people in a local park, women took turns to share their stories of...
9th March 2017
The dinner, attended by over 300 people, was held in the beautiful surrounds of Stratford’s Old Town Hall. During the evening, several speakers addressed the guests, including representatives of the Charity Walk for Peace, The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Peter Harrington and Ian Larnder, Chief...
9th March 2017
Over 40 residents and community members attend the screening, which was the second to take place at Caritas Anchor House in the past 12 months. Both NHS staff and our Lifestyle Architects were on hand to guide the participants through the process, where they had instant chest x-rays taken which...
7th March 2017
At Caritas Anchor House, we offer a home and life-changing support to homeless people, and last year helped over 60 women (25% of our resident group) to rebuild their lives. Today, we’d like to share the story of one resident, Tsigie. In 2014, Tsigie came to the UK as an asylum seeker, hoping to...
2nd March 2017
The event, organised as part of our Community Resilience Programme, was attended by over 60 residents and staff members who were treated to singing, stand-up comedy and a poetry recital by six Caritas Anchor House residents. The Variety Night kicked off with a joyful rendition of Abba’s “Dancing...
24th February 2017
The Year 10 students were inspired to spend a night sleeping out in the school hall after learning about homelessness from a workshop delivered by the charity. In taking part in the sleep-out, the student’s aim was to better understand the experiences of homeless people, and to raise funds for...
24th February 2017
Café No.43 is run by Luca Cusnini, an Italian chef with impaired hearing who approached St Mark's Community Centre for support last year to realise his dream of running his own café. Now, thanks to the support provided by the Centre, Café No.43 is open and in full swing. As well as serving food to...

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