Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

9th October 2020
Each talk will feature a resident sharing their story of experiencing homelessness and the support they’ve received at Caritas Anchor House. The series is inspired by rapper Kano’s Newham Talks, of which Caritas Anchor House was a beneficiary charity. Anchor House Talks will launch on our YouTube...
21st September 2020
The report shows that Newham had the second highest number of people sleeping rough in any London borough, rising up from third in 2018-19 and overtaking Camden. 724 people were seen rough sleeping in the borough, an increase of 122 from the previous year. Since the opening of our Assessment Hub...
8th September 2020
Our supportive care package also reconnects residents with healthcare services, as experiencing homelessness can make it difficult to access routine medical care. Through our partner links with NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers, our residents have access to crucial screening and testing for...
4th September 2020
Best known as a pioneer for grime music, Kano has recorded a series of conversations with well-known faces in the worlds of music, entertainment, sport, food, and literature. Guests will be discussing political, cultural and societal issues affecting the borough of Newham, where they all grew up....
1st September 2020
To mark the day, staff at Caritas Anchor House welcomed Simon Aalders from Open Road for a lunch and learn session. He talked about the signs and symptoms of an overdose, what to do to help and how support for those at risk of overdose has changed in the past few years. The session was full of...
25th August 2020
We have seen so many individuals who come through our doors lost in a healthcare system that they struggle to navigate. As part of our supportive package, we help residents get back on track with their health and wellbeing. This is crucial, as homelessness naturally closes the door to basic...
10th August 2020
I was working in the media sector when I was made redundant, and around the same time, I lost my father who I was extremely close to. I thought I’d bounce back and get a new job quickly, but days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. I fell into rental arrears and was evicted, and was...
6th August 2020
The funding will support us to help up to 300 people to move on from homelessness. The London Borough of Newham, where we are based, has the highest levels of homelessness in the country and the highest mortality rate as a result of Covid-19 and so our work is more important than ever. The funding...
23rd July 2020
But last week, a landmark court ruling declared housing benefit discrimination unlawful, putting an end to 'no DSS, 'no benefits' or 'no Universal Credit' policies. The court case featured a single mother who was refused a tenancy because of her housing benefit, despite having a professional...
7th July 2020
When lockdown struck, there was so much change across the country – and here at Caritas Anchor House, that’s definitely been felt. The past three months have seen a huge shift in the way we operate. With 140 homeless people to keep safe during these difficult times, our focuses have quite rightly...

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