Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Are you homeless?

Are you homeless?

Caritas Anchor House does not provide emergency accommodation, however we can offer you information about night shelters, and other services which are designed to support homeless people.

Please click on the link below that is most relevant to your need:

Homeless services in the UK and Winter Night Shelters in London

Street homeless help and advice

London Borough of Newham Support

Referals into Caritas Anchor House

Services for homeless people in Newham

Homeless services in the UK and Winter Night Shelters in London

Click here for a full list of services for homeless people in the UK.

Click here to view Winter Night Shelters in London 2018/19 (PDF - web page). This document is subject to change.

The main referral agencies for the Newham Night Shelter are:

Crisis Skylight:
66 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
T. 0300 636 1967
Opening hours
Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

Whitechapel Mission:
212, Whitechapel Road
London, E1 1BJ
T. 03000 111 400
Opening hours Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm

Refugee & Migrant project (RAMP):
395 High Street North,
Manor Park
London, E12 6PG
T. 020 8471 6954

Bridges Homeless Support:
Memorial Church
395 Barking Road
London, E13 8AL
Drop in every Saturday and Monday morning.

Street homeless help and advice

An individual who is street homeless can self-refer to Streetlink by phone 0300 500 0914 or online www.streetlink.org.uk

They will be asked to provide  – Name, DOB, exact location of where they are sleeping, the local outreach street team will locate, do assessment, refer on, they should assist the individual in accessing one of their Hubs in the local area (nightshelter type of accommodation). The nearest Hub for this catchment area is in the Angel area.

An individual needs to stay in their specified location at the times they have specified for at least a few nights/1 week and need to be ‘bedded down’ e.g. have blanket or sleeping bag in order to be verified as street homeless.

They should then be issued with a ‘chain number’, this will help them access independent accommodation at a later date.

If an individual wants to be re-connected to their home country and do not have a chain number, first they have to call Streetlink (above) and go through the process, once verified they can ask for re-connection.

You can also get help and advice about Streetlink and the Re-connection service at Purpose and Belonging (see below).

Shelter - housing advice

Shelter helps people struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services. Find out more: https://england.shelter.org.uk/what_we_do

London Nightstop

London Nightstop places young people, aged 16 to 25, who have nowhere to stay in trained volunteers' spare rooms. Young people receive a private room, a warm meal and somewhere safe to stay for the night, while the charity look for a more permanent solution. Nightstop in London is delivered by Depaul UK. Click here to find out more.

If you need somewhere to stay tonight, phone 07767 882881 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Are you Homeless in the London Borough of Newham

If you are homeless or at risk of losing your home, and have a connection to the London Borough of Newham, you can visit East Ham Customer Service Centre.

Open Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm. Last appointment is at 3.30pm. The address is 328 Barking Road, East Ham, London E6 2RT

Click here to find more information on their website.

REFERALS INTO CARITAS ANCHOR HOUSE

Individuals can be referred to Caritas Anchor House by the local authority and partner agencies. Please click here to find out more.

Homelessness services in Newham

Please see below a list of services availabel to homeless individuals in Newham

Monday

Bridges at Community Memorial Baptist Church
9am-12pm: 389-395 Barking Road, Plaistow E13 8AL
Life skills alongside tea, coffee plus shower & shave facilities.

St Francis Friary / Church
9.30am-11.30am: The Grove, Stratford, E15 
Takeaway cheese sandwich and a hot drink 

Helping Hands
9am-5pm: 42 Balaam Street,  Plaistow E13 8AQ
Drop in sandwiches

Pitstop in Barking
12pm – 2:30pm: The Source, 37A Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, IG11 8DH
Buffet lunch

Abundant Life
9am to 5pm: 9 Campbell Road Stratford London E15 1SY
Call or email Isaac on  0208 534 2194 / 0208 534 2316 or  info@abundantlifehousing.co.uk to get an appointment

NEWday Centre
8.30am – 2.30pm: Salvation Army, 1 Paul Street, Stratford E15 4QB
Focused time of support for move on, getting ID, status, job search, and help to find accommodation

Tuesday

St Fidelis Friary
10.30am-1pm: Killip Close, Canning Town E16 1LX
Drop-in  cooked lunch and dinner. Tea, coffee and cold drinks, snacks.

St Francis Friary
9.30am-11.30am: The Grove, Stratford, E15 
Takeaway cheese sandwich and a hot drink 

St Paul’s church
9am to 11am: 65 Maryland Road E15 1JL
Food bank with voucher

RAMP, The Renewal Programme
10am to 2pm: 395 High Street North, Manor Park, London E12 6PG
Referral is via RAMP’s advocacy team:  Weekly fruit and vegetables. Emergency food and clothing store for refugee families with no income

Helping Hands
9am-5pm: 42 Balaam Street, Plaistow E13 8AQ
Drop in sandwiches

House of Faith church
12pm: Elim Way E13 0EH
Food distribution in informal food bank

Carpenters Café
10am to 12pm: In the community hall, 17 Doran Walk, Stratford, E15 2JL.
Drop in advice, sandwiches and a hot drink. Clean clothes, household items, toys, books, and more also available. Stay for computer club / training with free refreshments from 12pm to 5pm.

Pitstop in Barking
12pm – 2pm: The Source, 37A Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, IG11 8DH
Buffet lunch

Abundant Life
9am to 5pm: 9 Campbell Road Stratford London E15 1SY Call or email Isaac on
Call or email Isaac on 0208 534 2194 / 0208 534 2316 or  info@abundantlifehousing.co.uk to get an appointment

NEWday Centre
8.30am – 2.30pm: Salvation Army, 1 Paul Street, Stratford E15 4QB
Focused time of support for move on, getting ID, status, job search, and help to find accommodation

Wednesday

St Francis Friary
9.30am-11.30am: The Grove, Stratford, E15 
Takeaway cheese sandwich and a hot drink 

Bonny Downs’ Church
12pm – 2pm: Flanders Road, East Ham E6 6BT
Drop in food bank and community lunch with hot food, clothes and chat.

All Nations Baptist Church
6pm-7pm: Corner of Walton Rd and Church Road. Opposite Little Ilford Park. E12 5RL.
Prayers, soup and a main meal

Helping Hands
9am-5pm: 42 Balaam Street, Plaistow, E13 8AQ
Drop in sandwiches

St Fidelis Friary
11am to 1pm: Killip Close Canning Town E16 1LX
Shower and shaving facilities. Also offer haircuts and a limited supply of clean clothes
Access to NHS Nurse.

Woodgrange Baptist Church
October onwards 6pm – 8pm: 345 Romford Road, Forest Gate, E7 8AA
Winter Food Kitchen with vegetarian meal to either stay or take away.

Abundant Life
9am to 5pm: 9 Campbell Road Stratford London E15 1SY Call or email Isaac on
Call or email Isaac on 0208 534 2194 / 0208 534 2316 or  info@abundantlifehousing.co.uk to get an appointment

Pitstop in Barking
12pm – 2pm: The Source, 37A Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, IG11 8DH
Buffet lunch

NEWday Centre
8.30am – 2.30pm: Bobby Moore pavilion, Flanders Field, Napier Road, East Ham E6 2SG or Bonny Downs Church, Flanders Road & Darwell Close,  E6 6BT
Focused time of support for move on, getting ID, status, job search, and help to find accommodation

Thurday

Emmanuel Parish Church
8.30am-11am Junction of Upton Lane & Romford Road, Forest Gate E7 8BD
Drop in cooked breakfast and access to NHS Nurse
Ring Abel Samuels on 07904 715566

Woodgrange Baptist
1pm - 3pm: 345 Romford Road Forest Gate, E7 8AA
Food bank with referral voucher from GP, school etc. 

St Francis Friary
9.30am-11.30am: The Grove, Stratford, E15 
Takeaway cheese sandwich and a hot drink 

St Fidelis Friary
10.30am-1pm: Killip Close Canning Town E16 1LX
Drop-in cooked lunch and dinner with snacks,  tea, coffee and cold drinks.

Helping Hands
9am-5pm: 42 Balaam Street, Plaistow, E13 8AQ
Drop in sandwiches

Abundant Life
9am to 5pm: 9 Campbell Road Stratford London E15 1SY Call or email Isaac on
Call or email Isaac on 0208 534 2194 / 0208 534 2316 or  info@abundantlifehousing.co.uk to get an appointment

NEWday Centre
8.30am – 2.30pm: Bobby Moore pavilion, Flanders Field, Napier Road, East Ham E6 2SG or Bonny Downs Church, Flanders Road & Darwell Close,  E6 6BT
Focused time of support for move on, getting ID, status, job search, and help to find accommodation

Friday

St Francis Friary
9.30am-11.30am: The Grove, Stratford, E15 
Takeaway cheese sandwich and a hot drink

Helping Hands
9am-5pm: 42 Balaam Street, Plaistow, E13 8AQ
Drop in sandwiches

Woodgrange Baptist
12pm – 4pm: 345 Romford Road Forest Gate, E7 8AA
Soup and a roll

Pitstop in Barking
12pm – 2pm: The Source, 37A Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, IG11 8DH
Buffet lunch

Abundant Life
9am to 5pm: 9 Campbell Road Stratford London E15 1SY Call or email Isaac on
Call or email Isaac on 0208 534 2194 / 0208 534 2316 or  info@abundantlifehousing.co.uk to get an appointment

Saturday

Community Memorial Baptist Church
8am-12pm: 389-395 Barking Road, Plaistow  E13 8AL
Drop in cooked Breakfast, shower and shaving facilities. Clean clothes (limited supply). NHS Nurse on alternate weeks.

Salvation Army
10am-12pm: 15 Clements Road, Ilford  IG1 1BH
Drop in for brunch

Rehoboth
11am to 2pm: 478 Barking Road E13 8QB
Foodbank, please call in for a referral voucher

East Ham Baptist Church
236 Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 1DA
Drop in hot meal on 3rd Saturday of the month

Abundant Life Housing Services Ltd.
2pm to 5pmL 9 Campbell Road, Stratford, E15 1SY
Drop in food and accommodation advice.

Outside Central Baptist Church
9pm: The Grove, Stratford E15 1EN
Drop in hot drink and food (Run by Teen Challenge)

Pitstop in Barking
12pm – 2pm: The Source, 37A Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, IG11 8DH
Buffet lunch

Sunday

Four Square Gospel Church
2pm – 3.30pm: 525 - 529 Barking Road, (Greengate junction) Plaistow E13 9EZ
Lunch only on 3rd Sunday of the month

TREM Church Heritage Hub
10am to 1pm: Old Bow County Court building, 96 Romford Road Stratford E15 4EG
Drop in food

 

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