Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

30th January 2020
Recently, we have been very pleased to have the opportunity to work with a lot of volunteers from our corporate partners, who have visited Caritas Anchor House to help with a variety of events and some good old-fashioned manual work. Members of staff from Newton Europe, Ashby Jenkins Recruitment...
28th January 2020
Housing Secretary with Caritas Anchor House residents and Chief Executive, and the Mayor of Newham
The Secretary of State visited the charity to see the work being done to combat homelessness in the London Borough of Newham, where the levels of homelessness are higher than anywhere else in the country. He took the opportunity to meet the people that had experienced homelessness, and were being...
27th January 2020
Cooking class at Caritas Anchor House
We are so pleased to be able to offer our residents the opportunity to build on their cooking skills, and each week see consistent, high attendance and culinary delights aplenty. The classes help equip our resident group with essential skills for independent living, and they are also a wonderful...
24th January 2020
ELBA volunteer of the month
In January 2020, they crowned Volunteer of the Month Oli Richardson of Accenture, who we’re delighted have been working with us! Oli has been recognised for spearheading an exciting and creative project focused on addressing a problem related to homelessness, resulting in a full day innovation hub...
2nd January 2020
Just a few months ago, we opened our completely transformed communal lounge which has been a huge hit with our residents and a resounding success. We also opened a brand-new kitchen and IT suite for our residents to use. To add to the transformation of our building and facilities, we’re now...
19th December 2019
People experiencing homelessness in Newham were able to attend the event and access vital services and support in the run up to Christmas. Fourteen residents from Caritas Anchor House attended and enjoyed sharing food, taking part in the PlayStation fun zone, and accessed haircuts, podiatry...
2nd December 2019
Photo of CAH Christmas Concert
Last week, we held our very first Christmas Concert! It was a fantastic evening, on Wednesday 27th November, with over 220 people in attendance and standing room only, and the feedback we’ve received has been wonderful. Kicking off the night was the talented choir from local school, St Antony’s RC...
2nd December 2019
The event is held to welcome all of our residents to celebrate with us this Christmas season. At Caritas Anchor house we understand that Christmas can be a difficult time for those separated from loved ones which is why we hope to offer our residents a place that feels like home. The importance of...
29th November 2019
Terry has been a part of the family at Caritas Anchor House for an incredible 47 years! In that time, he has maintained the building here, and overseen our many developments over the years, from the seafarers’ mission of the past to the modern accommodation and support service it is today. “...
21st November 2019
Education at Caritas Anchor House
We provide a home and tailored support to hundreds of people experiencing homelessness each year, as well as opportunities to improve health and wellbeing, and access training and employment support. But we want to do so much more, and to do so, we need your help. From 12noon on Tuesday 3rd...

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