Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

13th May 2022
This week we were fortunate enough to have Mohammed drop by to give residents free haircuts for Mental Health Awareness Week.  “I love getting my haircut. It makes me feel lighter, sharp and ready to go. It might not seem like a lot but it definitely improves my mood. Thanks to Mohammed for...
7th April 2022
On the 25th March, Caritas Anchor House opened a new 15-room accommodation project called Hope Street. The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development Tom Copley was there to cut the opening ribbon along with Caritas Anchor House Chief Executive Amanda Dubarry. They were joined by local...
31st March 2022
On the 3rd March, the Greater London Authority’s Fairness Panel approved Caritas Anchor House as a Good Work Standard employer at an Achievement level. Caritas Anchor House is now one of the first official Good Work Standard employers in London. The panel noted that Caritas Anchor House scored well...
17th March 2022
The session involved understanding the cycle of kindness, values of others, values of self and tips on how to be kind to ourselves. The content was inspired by acceptance and commitment therapy as well as materials from the Mental Health Foundation. Residents worked in groups to discuss their own...
10th February 2022
Laura and Anil were recruited through the East London Business Alliance’s BoardMatch, an annual event that encourages City and Canary Wharf professionals to use their skills and expertise to support the third sector.  Laura Curtis  Laura is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries with experience...
13th January 2022
Sleep is vital for both maintaining good physical and mental health. In this session our aim was to give our residents a better understanding of how sleep works and what they can do to improve their sleep. The session looked at the four pillars of good sleep: health, environment, attitude, and...
17th December 2021
Just before lockdown I was started to make some serious progress with my music and film career. I have a masters in Filmmaking and have worked at Radio 1, Capital Radio and ITV. I was then invited as a VIP to an International Film Festival in Poland in November 2019. No one would expect that I’d be...
23rd November 2021
Lone woman migrants are some of the most vulnerable people in the world. An estimated half of all migrants around the world are women and girls- around 125 million people. Increasingly women are making the difficult decision to escape dangerous environments and set off on long and treacherous...
29th October 2021
The theme for Black History Month this year is ‘Proud To Be’, inviting people throughout the UK to share what they are proud to be. For example, Proud To Be Black, Proud To Be Brown, Proud To Be Black & LGBTQ+, Proud To Be Me. The campaign aims to make Black History Month 2021 personal and...
21st October 2021
On Saturday 9th October 2021, Caritas Anchor House hosted a free music, comedy and storytelling event called ‘Raise the Roof’, at Rathbone Market. This was part of the Rathbone Roots festival and Newham Unlocked Festival series in collaboration with the London Borough of Newham As well as...

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