Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

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Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
8th February 2019
Caritas Anchor House has been shortlisted in this year’s UK Housing Awards, in the Homelessness Project of the Year (<4,000 homes) category. The UK Housing Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing, showcase the very best the housing sector has to offer. This accolade...
1st February 2019
However, some cities such as London and Manchester have seen a rise and while numbers have gone down nationally, they are still 165% higher than in 2010.Newham, where we are based, remains in the top ten boroughs in the country for rough sleeping, having increased by 4% since the count last year....
30th January 2019
The Active 4 Life project began with the aim of tackling the physical inactivity in Newham, particularly for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. This unique project, funded by Sport England, encourages everyone to be active for at least 30 minutes a week to improve health and wellbeing,...
30th January 2019
Often, when a person without a home moves in to accommodation, one of the challenges they can face is being able to cook for themselves. That’s why, in December we were delighted to welcome Yvonne Thomson, CEO, and Dave Taylor, Head of Community Outreach and Education Programmes at UK Harvest to...
22nd January 2019
Figures released last year showed that at least one in 24 people in the borough are homeless – the highest in the country. Our new service provides a lifeline to vulnerable people who are sleeping on the streets this winter and beyond, by offering a short-term tenancy for approximately six weeks...
10th January 2019
When: Thursday 24th January 2019, 4pm – 5.30pmWhere: Caritas Anchor House, 81 Barking Road, London E16 4HB (MAP) You are invited to join us to celebrate the launch! No sign up is necessary, just turn up. Further details to follow but please expect speeches, light snacks and table tennis. The...
4th January 2019
Thanks to funding from the London Borough of Newham, over 60 people were able to enjoy varied festivities throughout the day, starting off with a karaoke session. A number of staff and residents took part and put their singing to the test. Christmas songs were playing and dancing shoes were on!...
19th December 2018
As part of the government’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy, and the London Borough of Newham’s commitment to tackling homelessness in the borough, Caritas Anchor House has launched a rough sleeper’s assessment centre this week. Figures released this year showed that at least one in 24 people in the...
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...

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