Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

14th December 2018
This year, we are proud to have provided a place to call home to more people with experience of homelessness than ever before. We could not have achieved all this without the help of our funders, supporters and partners, so thank you. You help us to change lives and give people the chance to...
12th December 2018
The morning, led by our Your Space service, included various festivities and activities including engaging in a community talk over tea and homemade cakes. As the Christmas period can be a challenging time for many, residents and community members were invited to share their feelings about this...
12th December 2018
In the London Borough of Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, at least one in every 24 people are homeless – the highest in the country. For those sleeping on the streets or in unstable accommodation, such as shelters or bed and breakfasts, it can be a difficult time where they are reminded...
6th December 2018
Statistics released by Shelter revealed that at least one in every 24 people in Newham is homeless – the highest rate in the country. The figures, from an analysis of the most recent data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, showed that an estimated 14,611 people in...
5th December 2018
A reception named ‘A Place to Call Home’ drew attention to the 320,000 people experiencing homelessness in England, and specifically the local crisis in the London Borough of Newham, where 1 in every 24 people do not have a home. Held in the House of Lords on 3rd December, it was organised by...
30th November 2018
Monday 20th November saw the first exhibition from the community project Dancing ‘Round Canning Town. This project was led by Catalyst in Communities and Stretch, who together aimed to create a digital archive of local history, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The...
27th November 2018
This reception is an opportunity for those who care about the plight of homeless people to come together to tackle this global issue on a local level. Guests include influencers from the charity and housing sectors, representatives from central and local government, as well as valued supporters and...
19th November 2018
We’re pleased to share a recent achievement of one of our residents, who has completed an adult social care qualification! Lewis* has worked closely with Samantha – our Education, Training and Employment Programme Manager – to explore his motivators, existing skills and development ambitions....
16th November 2018
Community Links in Canning Town hosted Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights, who heard from local charity representatives and residents of the Newham borough. Residents gave personal accounts of how they have been left living in poverty and unsafe...
12th November 2018
To mark these dates, Caritas Anchor House offered one-to-one drop-in sessions for residents to discuss their wellbeing and what might be affecting it. We all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope. There can be times when there is...

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