Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

1st June 2020
We are so grateful to all of the amazing volunteers that work with us at Caritas Anchor House to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. During this pandemic, the contribution of volunteers has been invaluable, but in fact, they support our life-changing work in various ways all year...
1st June 2020
I was so scared when I arrived at Caritas Anchor House and isolated myself. I have problems with depression, low mood and bulimia, and thought everyone I met hated me and would want me to leave. But I now realise that’s just a feeling and isn’t true. I’ve got a good relationship with my keyworker...
19th May 2020
This year’s theme is kindness, in response to the coronavirus outbreak which is having a big impact on people’s mental health. At Caritas Anchor House, Mental Health Awareness Week is being marked in a considerably different way to what we would usually. Last year, a group of eight residents...
15th May 2020
That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. The awards are designed to give eligible charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland the financial assistance they need to help them...
14th May 2020
We have entered yet another week of social distancing albeit under a new set of rules and no doubt new sets of challenges. So in the midst of the continuing uncertainty we all face, I wanted to reach out and update you on how your support is helping to protect people experiencing homelessness...
4th May 2020
When coronavirus began to sweep across the world, like many others, we didn’t know what the impact might be on our residents and services. In fact, the impact has been significant and multi-faceted, and we’ve had to do lots of things differently. One way it has impacted our resident group is...
17th April 2020
On Sunday 26th April 2020, tens of thousands of people were meant to run just over 26 miles through the capital, many in support of charities. This and thousands of other fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and so the organisers came together...
8th April 2020
Elif Huseyin is a member of our frontline team at Caritas Anchor House. She is our Mental Health Specialist and leads on our work around resident's health and wellbeing. This week, Elif shares how the team have had to change how they are supporting people experiencing homelessness in the face of...
26th March 2020
Right now, our work is as important as ever and we’re still here doing what we do best. It’s essential that we carry on providing a home and support to those who really need it, but we are now working slightly differently in line with guidance from the Government and Public Health England. The...
17th March 2020
Caritas Anchor House, alongside many homelessness charities including Crisis, are deeply concerned that the measures set out do not go far enough and so we urge the Government to go much further to protect homeless people. People experiencing homelessness, particularly those rough sleeping, are...

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