Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

14th September 2021
From September 2021, we’re pleased to announce that we will now be helping more people than ever before across the London Borough of Newham who have been sleeping rough. We are now delivering support through four additional services at multiple sites, as part of our new partnership to reduce rough...
17th August 2021
In 2017, I had a nice and steady job at a hardware store and lived with my Mum and Dad. Unfortunately, things turned bad at home, with my mum going into rehab, and I lost my job. I then started to drink a lot, which is when I got chucked out. I went to an emergency night shelter and whilst there, I...
9th August 2021
Click here to find out what we achieved in 2020/21. Thanks to your support, 278 people were helped on their journeys away from homelessness last year*, despite all the challenges Covid-19 threw our way. People like Anne**: "I went from living a normal life with a job I loved, to having nothing –...
6th August 2021
One day I had a terrible accident working on a construction site. I needed three operations on my arm. To give you an idea, before the accident I was able to bench press 130kg, now I cannot even manage 10kg. Because I lost all my strength in my left arm, I couldn’t return to my job or find any...
22nd July 2021
I moved to London a couple of years ago. I knew nobody here and ended up living in shared accommodation, working part-time jobs locally to get by. I have a history of drug addiction, and I unfortunately surrounded myself with the wrong people during that time. I started to fall back into the wrong...
20th July 2021
We’re pleased to say that our weekly English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) classes have returned at Caritas Anchor House. This is done in partnership with MTC Learning who come in twice a week to run entry level English language and literacy sessions for our residents. For some of our...
15th July 2021
Around 30 years ago, there was mass violence and conflict in my home country. I had to get out as I really feared for my safety, and managed to move to the UK. I ended up holding down multiple jobs, forklift driving at a factory in the day, and a cleaning job in the evenings. In total I was...
8th July 2021
On July 8th 1921, the third and final dock of London’s Royal Docks was officially opened by King George V. Since our establishment in 1962, the Royal Docks have been a central part of history..This week we look back at some of the memories from former employees who remember the seafarers staying at...
5th July 2021
The annual CHAIN (Combined Homelessness and Information Network) report was released last week, which reports on rough sleeping across London. Between April 2020 and March 2021, it was reported that fewer people were seen sleeping rough on the streets of Newham. The collective effort and success of...
2nd July 2021
Before the pandemic I had been running my own recruitment company for 20 years, specialising in nursing and carers. Around 16 years ago, I unfortunately separated from my family. I managed to navigate this difficult time in my life, staying at friend’s houses and sleeping on their sofas. I managed...

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