Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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
In amongst all the challenges and bad news across the country recently, we wanted to share some positive news with you! 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...
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...
9th October 2020
Each talk will feature a resident sharing their story of experiencing homelessness and the support they’ve received at Caritas Anchor House. The series is inspired by rapper Kano’s Newham Talks, of which Caritas Anchor House was a beneficiary charity. Anchor House Talks will launch on our YouTube...
21st September 2020
The report shows that Newham had the second highest number of people sleeping rough in any London borough, rising up from third in 2018-19 and overtaking Camden. 724 people were seen rough sleeping in the borough, an increase of 122 from the previous year. Since the opening of our Assessment Hub...
8th September 2020
Our supportive care package also reconnects residents with healthcare services, as experiencing homelessness can make it difficult to access routine medical care. Through our partner links with NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers, our residents have access to crucial screening and testing for...
4th September 2020
Best known as a pioneer for grime music, Kano has recorded a series of conversations with well-known faces in the worlds of music, entertainment, sport, food, and literature. Guests will be discussing political, cultural and societal issues affecting the borough of Newham, where they all grew up....

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