Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

18th October 2018
Catalyst in Communities and Stretch have joined forces to create a local history digital archival project called 'Dancing Round Canning Town', thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We’re pleased to announce that the final Exhibition is being hosted at Caritas Anchor House this...
15th October 2018
Our Your Space programme is based on facilitating safe spaces for Caritas Anchor House residents and members of the community in Newham to express their thoughts with no fear of judgements or prejudice. Our various groups nurture conversations and connections. Caritas Anchor House’s partnership...
11th October 2018
Research shows that there is a strong presence in mental health problems among the homeless population. At Caritas Anchor House alone, at least 40% of our residents report support needs relating to their mental health. Activities on the day included a Tea and Talk morning, which was particularly...
9th October 2018
The figures were compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) as part of their long-term project, Dying Homeless, to count those that die when experiencing homelessness in the UK. Data shows there were at least 449 deaths in a year – more than one each day. It is acknowledged that the...
28th September 2018
Baklava in a tray
Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is a fundraising event where people all over the UK catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious, and raise money to support people facing cancer. The event has taken place for the past 28 years, and has raised over £200million. Caritas Anchor House invited...
25th September 2018
Photograph of Kate Buchanan
Tell us about The Vintners’ Company. The Vintners' Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, with its origins steeped in the import, regulation and sale of wine. Nowadays, we maintain our standing through strong trade, social and educational interests and are...
21st September 2018
Photo of the Abbey Grounds in Walsingham, Norfolk
This September, Caritas Anchor House visited Dowry House for a three day retreat in Little Walsingham, Norfolk as part of our Wellbeing Programme. The purpose of this trip is to provide a peaceful retreat for our residents, particularly as many of our residents struggle with anxiety, depression and...
19th September 2018
Group of people at the Connecting Elders group
Article contributed by Pinnacle PSG - one of Caritas Anchor House's valued partners. Your Space, led by Tallat Bhatti has been privileged to build on the supportive partnership with Pinnacle Housing, namely the residential complex in 55 Ruscoe Road. This partnership has led us to develop a valued...
14th September 2018
Remember a Charity Week logo
Homelessness can be devastating, particularly as we head into winter. But it’s not an issue that should only be considered in the cold months, or when headline figures hit the press. Though visible, rough sleeping in far from the full picture of homelessness. The vast majority of homeless people...
13th September 2018
Homeless Sunday logo
On Sunday 7th October 2018, we’re asking parishes to come together to mark Homeless Sunday and demonstrate their solidarity with those experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is a huge problem in our communities and continues to rise at an alarming rate. Right now, an estimated 1 in 200 people in...

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