Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
29th June 2021
Share your views by clicking here. Caritas Anchor House is growing and changing, and will be helping more people on their journeys away from homelessness than ever before through an expansion of services. We need to know what matters most to you about who we are, what we do and why we exist....
18th June 2021
In my home country, I was persecuted and had no rights. I wasn’t able to get a job and was denied a passport. I had to escape. In 2015, I emigrated with a large group of people in a small van. We began the long journey across Europe which took months and months. I was terrified throughout, as we...
14th June 2021
I moved into Caritas Anchor House after escaping the dangers of my home country. I started the long journey to the UK, which was so scary. We travelled by a small plastic boat, full of people, and I was terrified that I wouldn’t make it. I ended up in the Calais jungle, sleeping in a tent with very...
2nd June 2021
During the past year we’ve seen a countless number of selfless contributions from so many generous people who support us with their time and skills, to help make a difference. Despite the limitations which the pandemic brought, we have been grateful for the fantastic volunteers supporting Caritas...

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