Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

137 people moved into new homes

137 people moved into new homes

Of the 137 we helped move on, 95 (70%) moved in to homes of their own. 42 moved into short term accommodation, such as support services, dependent on their needs.

Our ultimate goal for all residents that move into Caritas Anchor House is that they go on to move into their own homes. Sadly, the pandemic brought the housing market – including viewings and new lettings - to a halt. That meant that for a part of the year, we were unable to support residents to move on into their own homes when they were ready to do so.

We continued to build relationships with the local authority, supported and privately rented accommodation providers so that residents could secure somewhere to live as soon as soon as restrictions would allow it.

We also provided tenancy sustainment training, and helped residents to gain life skills that help to ensure they can sustain their new tenancies. We help with the practicalities of moving too – going to viewings, and transporting a residents’ belongings into their new home. Once moved on, we continue to support residents for a further six months as they start their next chapters.

"I lost my home when I developed a spinal condition, which meant I couldn’t continue my role as a care worker. My key worker at Caritas Anchor House is absolutely brilliant and supported me so much. There’s always support if you need it. I moved into my own home a month ago, and I absolutely love it! I’m starting to make it look like my own, with all my personal touches. I turned 60 recently, and my new home is the best birthday present I could have wished for."

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