Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

9th August 2022
Stephen Timms is part of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness and chairs the Work and Pensions Select Committee. He has served East Ham as an MP continuously since 1994 and has been a key advocate for Caritas Anchor House as a patron speaking at our World Homeless Day events...
18th July 2022
The day was an ideal opportunity for the team to come together and discuss how they have found the past couple years, recent changes to the organisation and to hear what the strategic roadmap is going forward.  The host for the day was the incredible Vanessa Belleau, a Diversity and Inclusion...
21st June 2022
In our latest Peer-Led Recovery session, James and Elif from our frontline team facilitated a workshop on how to cope with stress. Stress is a natural state to help us complete tasks and feel more energised.  And it’s a feeling that we all experience at different times in our lives. But it becomes...
10th June 2022
Hi, my name is Dulce. I am originally from Portugal. Just over a year ago, I was sleeping rough on the streets. It was an awful and terrifying time for me. I remember many times fearing for my own safety. There were many nights when I would have to hide from people. I was ashamed to show my face at...
6th June 2022
East London Business Alliance (ELBA): ELBA builds connects businesses with local communities, bringing the time, skills and resources of the private sector, to help build the capacity of local organisations, support young people in education and place people into employment in London. ELBA have...
13th May 2022
This week we were fortunate enough to have Mohammed drop by to give residents free haircuts for Mental Health Awareness Week.  “I love getting my haircut. It makes me feel lighter, sharp and ready to go. It might not seem like a lot but it definitely improves my mood. Thanks to Mohammed for...
7th April 2022
On the 25th March, Caritas Anchor House opened a new 15-room accommodation project called Hope Street. The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development Tom Copley was there to cut the opening ribbon along with Caritas Anchor House Chief Executive Amanda Dubarry. They were joined by local...
31st March 2022
On the 3rd March, the Greater London Authority’s Fairness Panel approved Caritas Anchor House as a Good Work Standard employer at an Achievement level. Caritas Anchor House is now one of the first official Good Work Standard employers in London. The panel noted that Caritas Anchor House scored well...
17th March 2022
The session involved understanding the cycle of kindness, values of others, values of self and tips on how to be kind to ourselves. The content was inspired by acceptance and commitment therapy as well as materials from the Mental Health Foundation. Residents worked in groups to discuss their own...
10th February 2022
Laura and Anil were recruited through the East London Business Alliance’s BoardMatch, an annual event that encourages City and Canary Wharf professionals to use their skills and expertise to support the third sector.  Laura Curtis  Laura is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries with experience...

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