Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

18th September 2019
Caritas Anchor House was delighted to be a highly commended finalist at the Charity Today Awards, in the Community Impact Award category. Now in its ninth year, the national Charity Today Awards reward individuals and organisations around the UK who have demonstrated excellence within the charity...
28th August 2019
Caritas Anchor House is working in partnership with Newham Citizens - part of The East London Community Organisation (TELCO) – on a project where residents work together to find a common cause to campaign for. Together, they chose to focus the project on the housing crisis in Newham which has...
16th August 2019
This week we have opened our new Resident’s IT Suite, which boasts new computers funded by The Edward Gostling Foundation, in a newly built room funded by an anonymous foundation. A spokesperson from The Edward Gostling Foundation said "We are delighted to support Caritas Anchor with a grant...
8th August 2019
With almost 50,000 young people getting involved each year, the National Citizen Service (NCS) project, run by The Challenge, is a fantastic way for young people to meet peers from different backgrounds and take on a project which positively affects their community. We were approached by a group...
30th July 2019
In a resident’s survey about our services last year, one of the main things that residents said they would benefit from is kitchen facilities. Up until the opening, we had been providing simple meals, but now residents are able to store, prepare and enjoy meals of their choice – around their own...
29th July 2019
Tell us a little about yourself Andrew I’ve been a recruiter specialising in fundraising for the past couple of years, and have been eyeing up the vacancies I have been filling for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to move into the sector myself.  Caritas Anchor House gave me the opportunity...
4th July 2019
In the London Borough of Newham, where we are based, a record number of people do not have a place to call home. Annual figures released recently by Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) showed that over the past year 615 people were seen sleeping rough in the borough. That’s why...
25th June 2019
Run by the Rotary Club of Stratford, the East London Community Awards aim to recognise local unsung heroes and community organisations, celebrating the individuals and groups who make the lives of others in our diverse community happier, easier and fulfilling. Caritas Anchor House is delighted to...
24th June 2019
Homelessness should not be a crime. But the Vagrancy Act, which goes back to 1824, makes it a crime just to sleep rough or beg in England and Wales. Caritas Anchor House, Crisis, Homeless Link, Shelter, St Mungo’s and countless other #ScraptheAct campaign supporters are calling for the Vagrancy...
20th June 2019
Annual figures from Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) have shown an 18% rise on rough sleeping numbers in London - now counting a staggering 8,855 people. These figures contrast those published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, which indicated there...

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