Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

13th January 2021
The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced last week an additional £10 million fund for all councils in England to redouble their efforts to help accommodate all those who are currently sleeping rough and to ensure they register with a GP. Councils will then work closely with local heath...
21st December 2020
Shaheena had spent months sleeping on sofas and a few nights on the streets. She was struggling with her mental health and didn’t have a support network she could rely on. But things soon changed for Shaneena. In the summer, she moved into Caritas Anchor House and within four months she was...
18th December 2020
Together, we urged government officials to build upon the success of the Everyone In scheme and to continue to include people with no recourse to public funds in future homelessness support schemes, as a ‘moral and public health priority’. Two residents of Caritas Anchor House, who have no...
7th December 2020
COVID-19 put our Listening Campaign on pause earlier this year, so we are thrilled that we are able to start delivering these workshops virtually to continue resident’s involvement in our service and local issues that are important to them. This project has two main focuses. One focus is ensuring...
2nd December 2020
Chantel joined the frontline team at Caritas Anchor House recently. She is our Employment Specialist, and has a wealth of experience in this field and within our community. This week, Chantel shares how she is working with our residents to achieve their education and employment goals. I’m Chantel...
1st December 2020
So far, 2020 has a been a bit doom and gloom – but we have some very exciting news to share. Already, we support up to 300 people to move on from homelessness for good each year. And from 2021, we’re going to be helping even more people! Next year, we will start work on the construction of an...
4th November 2020
Join us from 1 to 8 December for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020, the UK’s largest matched funding campaign! Everything you donate via our Big Give campaign page will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on 1 December, #GivingTuesday. One donation, twice the impact. This December, you have the...
30th October 2020
Last year we helped more people than ever to move on from homelessness than ever before! Our impact report, which covers successes from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, shows that in the past year 287 people were able to call Caritas Anchor House home. 81 residents secured and sustained employment,...
27th October 2020
Taking inspiration from the many hours we spent playing board games in lockdown, Caritas Anchor House is introducing 'Walk The Board'. The aim is simple- you must race to visit all 22 locations across the Monopoly board. We ask that you document your progress on your JustGiving page by uploading a...
26th October 2020
Saturday 10 October was a big day for us at Caritas Anchor House, marking both World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day. Whilst some of our team and volunteers were chatting to shoppers at Westfield Stratford City, two staff members took part in a sponsored walk from Stratford to Oxford...

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