Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

About Us

About Us

Working at the heart of homelessness

Caritas Anchor House is a homelessness charity providing accommodation and life-skills support for single homeless adults. Our driving mission is to ensure that those who walk through our doors grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling lives by providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation.

Caritas Anchor House works with vulnerable groups including those affected by homelessness, unemployment, mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and offending. We have a holistic approach and use our innovative Aspirations Programme, developed in collaboration with our residents. The programme addresses all aspects of their life, including health and wellbeing, recreational and therapeutic activities, maintaining relationships, financial management, education, volunteering, training, back-to-work preparation and support to achieve independent living.

Caritas Anchor House is based in Newham, one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK, and is high performing despite the austere economic climate. In the year ending 31st March 2019, we provided a home and support to 202 people, supported 43 into employment, and 48 into independent living. In addition, 15 residents achieved a first stage move-on by making the transition to our new move-on flats, and we launched our new rough sleepers hub.

As well as in-house services, the Your Space project, our community-based therapeutic service, runs group and one-to-one counselling services for those who are elderly or socially excluded.

Our work has been recognised by a host of national and regional awards, which you can seen here. You can also find out about the history of our charity here.

Our mission

We deliver services and support in communities, challenging people to reclaim their lives by:

  • Empowering people to ensure they are not homeless again
  • Providing learning and development opportunities for all
  • Offering health care and well-being services
  • Providing safe spaces to nurture connections and conversations


Registered Charity No. 1147794 - in England and Wales

Registered Company No. 08075329 - in England and Wales

Registered Office: 81 Barking Road, London, E16 4HB

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