Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

30th April 2019
Our Your Space programme reaches out to the most isolated members of the community, bringing people together in a safe space. We’re so pleased its impact on the lives of Newham community members has been recognised in this way. It was established to help ease social tension in the evolving London...
29th April 2019
Last year we began our project where residents volunteer their time to cultivate a new green space to grow fruit and vegetables, which can then be prepared as meals. We have come on leaps and bounds so far. We have built our very own planters, gone on a group trip to buy seeds and bulbs, set up...
24th April 2019
Following the success of our Christmas Festive Event in December, we have received many requests for more activities days and opportunities to welcome members of the community into the open spaces of Caritas Anchor House. As such, we are kicking off the beginning of the warmer weather in style...
29th March 2019
A recent survey found that 39% of adults in the UK admit to feeling ‘too stressed in their day to day lives’, with 54% of stressed people worrying about the impact it has on their health. Inevitably, people experiencing homelessness suffer high levels of stress exasperated by their lack of control...
29th March 2019
On Friday 12th April, five staff members from Caritas Anchor House will experience a night of rough sleeping to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing homelessness. The Diocese of Brentwood's Sleepout is taking place in the grounds of Walsingham House in Essex, where up to 1,000...
8th March 2019
International Women's Day takes place every year on March 8th to celebrate and commemorate the countless achievements of women around the world. It’s also a time to recognise gender inequalities that still exist today, and talk about what we can do to combat them. A balanced world is a better...
1st March 2019
Caritas Anchor House exists to help people to move on to their next chapters. We are committed to helping people that have experienced homelessness to take positive action to change their situation, and help them to access support and services that will help them progress to independent living. A...
27th February 2019
As part of our wider health and wellbeing programme, the peer led recovery programme will include ten sessions, each focuses on a core topic such as anxiety or mindfulness. Our aim is to help residents develop their understanding of and life skills related to health and wellbeing. As with the rest...
25th February 2019
The Cardiac Rehab Co-ordinator, Tracy Kitto, was joined by four nurses from the CCG, who visited Caritas Anchor House to deliver a session with residents on healthy living. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death among homeless people, with the numbers exceeding those seen in the...
13th February 2019
Nationally, 4.6million people (6% of the population) are estimated to be living with diabetes. The London Borough of Newham, where we are based, has the second highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the whole of England, with over 26,500 residents currently diagnosed. While Type 1 diabetes isn’t...

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