Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

9th January 2018
New Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House
Amanda joins the charity following 22 years at Step by Step, where she is Chief Executive and has been largely responsible for the diversification and growth of the charity. Step by Step works with young people who are facing adversity, including homelessness, to realise their aspirations and reach...
18th December 2017
But for over 300,000 homeless people in Britain, it's like any other time of the year - a battle to survive. In the London Borough of Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, one in every 25 people are homeless – the highest in the country. This Christmas, the people who Caritas Anchor House...
18th December 2017
With the support of so many people, 2017 has been a time to celebrate. Caritas Anchor House provided a home and support to more homeless people than ever before, and held an event themed Building New Beginnings to celebrate this milestone with those who made it possible. We marked World...
23rd November 2017
She shared that the strain of having nowhere permanent to live, the loss of loved ones and a lack of support led to depression. Since arriving at Caritas Anchor House, Joanitah has received support to build her confidence and resilience. She receives specialist advice and emotional support from...
23rd November 2017
Interim Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, Andy Haines, responds.  “Given the escalating rise in homelessness across the country, we’re pleased that housing was a key focus in this year’s Autumn Budget.  “The government committed to £20million funding to help homeless people access a stable...
8th November 2017
London Borough of Newham
That’s 13,607 people out of the population of 340,978, and an increase of almost 1,500 in the past year. These sobering figures have been released today by homelessness charity Shelter, who have conducted an extensive review of rough-sleeping, temporary accommodation and social services figures....
27th October 2017
The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking are huge - it can improve confidence, your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as depression and other stress-related disorders. The Pop Psychology project has been organised by Caritas Anchor House and Newham...
26th October 2017
Housing benefit form
The proposed Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap would have seen a cap on the amount of rent that housing benefit would cover in the social sector, applied in April 2019. It would have hit the most vulnerable in our society, and could have led to rent arrears and increased risks of people becoming...
19th October 2017
Visit to Norfolk
This October, six residents and two Lifestyle Architects travelled to Norfolk for a three day retreat in seek of some tranquillity. Staying at the Dowry House Retreat in the village of Walsingham, the trip provided residents with a safe place for relaxation, the opportunity to reflect, and to focus...
18th October 2017
World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October each year, and this year, our Your Space group reflected on the importance of taking time out to connect with each other. At Your Space’s sessions that week, special attention was paid to the importance of having conversations every day and...

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