Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

18th June 2018
What is One Newham?        It is a new entity that will tender for and manage contracts and grants on behalf of consortia of local voluntary and community organisations. It has been set up by local voluntary and community organisations because we are committed to bringing significant new funding...
13th June 2018
This week figures released by Shelter show that a total of 1.15 million households were on waiting lists for housing last year. However with only 290,000 homes made available, a national shortfall of more than 800,000 homes exists. Almost two-thirds (65%) of families had been on lists for more than...
11th June 2018
What made you want to volunteer at Caritas Anchor House? I have always wanted to do some work to support people experiencing homelessness, but have not had the opportunity. When I saw the advert for Caritas Anchor House’s volunteer position supporting the mental health and wellbeing programme, I...
29th May 2018
During this month those of Muslim faith will fast between sunrise and sunset. This is one of the Five Pillars of Islam - obligations which weaves a person’s beliefs into their everyday activities. Caritas Anchor House is multi-faith organisation, welcoming individuals from all religious...
25th May 2018
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.  Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award, and Caritas...
22nd May 2018
Research has shown that two thirds of the population will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. For those experiencing homelessness, the prevalence is even higher. In a Homeless Link survey, 80% of respondents reported experiencing mental health issues, and 45% had a diagnosed...
15th May 2018
The Mayor of Newham
On the May 4th 2018, Rokhsana was elected as the new Mayor of the London Borough of Newham, achieving 73% of the vote. Her appointment marks the first directly elected female mayor for any London borough. She has succeeded Sir Robin Wales, the longest-serving mayor in the country, who was in post...
2nd May 2018
Stress Awareness Month
Statistics show that 85% of adults report regularly feeling stressed, with just over one third of British residents reporting feeling stressed for at least one day every week. These astonishingly high statistics reinforce the need to understand and learn to manage stress in our day-to-day lives....
30th April 2018
Caritas Anchor House at the Charity Walk for Peace
The Charity Walk for Peace is organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and aims to develop strong, cohesive communities. The walk raises hundreds of thousands pounds each year which is distributed to local and national charities that provide practical help to vulnerable people,...
23rd April 2018
Gavin with his London Marathon medal
The London Marathon is one of the most iconic sporting events in the country. It is an incredible achievement and demonstration of endurance and commitment. On Sunday 22nd April 2018, over 40,000 runners took to the streets of London, but this is not just a sporting event – in 2017 a record-...

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