Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

26th March 2020
Right now, our work is as important as ever and we’re still here doing what we do best. It’s essential that we carry on providing a home and support to those who really need it, but we are now working slightly differently in line with guidance from the Government and Public Health England. The...
17th March 2020
Caritas Anchor House, alongside many homelessness charities including Crisis, are deeply concerned that the measures set out do not go far enough and so we urge the Government to go much further to protect homeless people. People experiencing homelessness, particularly those rough sleeping, are...
8th March 2020
The grant supported our Peer Led Recovery Programme, the goal of which is to support our residents to understand more about their mental and physical health, and to empower them to take more responsibility to improve their wellbeing. The programme includes ten core topics in 90 minute sessions, co...
6th March 2020
Our female residents, and indeed all of our residents, have achieved so much in the face of adversity and we’re so inspired by them. For some, it might be escaping an abusive relationship, getting accepted on to a training course or securing a job, improving their confidence and wellbeing, or...
5th March 2020
Eating disorders do not discriminate - they can affect anyone. For individuals who may be homeless and dealing with little to no income, food insecurity can be a monumental factor that contributes to the development of an eating disorder. That’s why this Eating Disorders Awareness Week, from 2nd...
26th February 2020
I walked into the role not knowing the challenges our residents faced on a daily basis, but I soon realised that many residents lack some basic skills that were needed to successfully get back into employment which emphasises the need for actual training and education. We work with external...
15th February 2020
Tell us a little about yourself and your roleI have always been passionate about supporting vulnerable adults, and over the past 16 years I have worked in organisations that allowed me to do just that. I have worked at Caritas Anchor House for seven years in the Personal Development Team, where I...
6th February 2020
Citizens UK are champions of community organising, and embody democracy in action. Their work offers people the chance to be involved in community organising in order to develop community leadership and enable people to become agents of change. We are delighted to work in partnership with Citizens...
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...

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