Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
12th June 2020
This is because of a government policy called No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) that denies people living and working in the UK crucial forms of support from the government. Without assistance like Universal Credit and housing benefit, so many people - including 100,000 children - are left without...
11th June 2020
Our focus through lockdown has been on making sure our residents and the team feel safe, and their basic needs are met. For our 33 hub and 107 core residents, that’s meant having a roof over their heads, access to food and support with challenges they may be facing. This includes those who have...
5th June 2020
We wanted to showcase the support of some of those incredible people and teams, who have helped to make a difference to the 140 people who call Caritas Anchor House home. Clifford Chance have worked with us for a number of years now, offering one-to-one mentoring, language and literacy support...
2nd June 2020
I was so scared when I arrived at Caritas Anchor House and isolated myself. I have problems with depression, low mood and bulimia, and thought everyone I met hated me and would want me to leave. But I now realise that’s just a feeling and isn’t true. I’ve got a good relationship with my keyworker...
1st June 2020
We are so grateful to all of the amazing volunteers that work with us at Caritas Anchor House to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. During this pandemic, the contribution of volunteers has been invaluable, but in fact, they support our life-changing work in various ways all year...
19th May 2020
This year’s theme is kindness, in response to the coronavirus outbreak which is having a big impact on people’s mental health. At Caritas Anchor House, Mental Health Awareness Week is being marked in a considerably different way to what we would usually. Last year, a group of eight residents...
15th May 2020
That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. The awards are designed to give eligible charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland the financial assistance they need to help them...
14th May 2020
We have entered yet another week of social distancing albeit under a new set of rules and no doubt new sets of challenges. So in the midst of the continuing uncertainty we all face, I wanted to reach out and update you on how your support is helping to protect people experiencing homelessness...
4th May 2020
When coronavirus began to sweep across the world, like many others, we didn’t know what the impact might be on our residents and services. In fact, the impact has been significant and multi-faceted, and we’ve had to do lots of things differently. One way it has impacted our resident group is...

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