Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

10th August 2018
The new plans from the government reveal that all supported housing - including hostels, refuges and other short-term housing - will be kept outside the Universal Credit System. All supported housing residents will have their housing costs paid through housing benefit – with the government...
1st August 2018
On Sunday 5th August 2018, Paul will be taking on the Thames Marathon – a 14 kilometre long-distance challenge swim, from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow. While Paul (pictured in red) will be taking in the beautiful stretch of the Thames during one of open water swimming’s most prestigious marathon...
31st July 2018
He was sofa surfing, and the lack of privacy and a secure home made it more difficult for him to look after himself. He felt like he was struggling to keep afloat. However, Amar moved into Caritas Anchor House in February 2018, and now has a room to call his own and the support he needs to move...
26th July 2018
The analysis shows that more than 33,000 families are holding down a job despite having nowhere stable to live – an increase of 73 per cent since 2013 when it was 19,000 families. At Caritas Anchor House, we provide a home to over 250 homeless people each year. We are dedicated to helping people...
12th July 2018
Homeless Link reported that up to 80% of people experiencing homelessness have mental health needs. Here at Caritas Anchor House, we try to improve the mental wellbeing of our service users in various ways which reflect the NHS recommendations. For example we provide conversational clubs where...
6th July 2018
“This is a cause close to my heart. I have always been passionate about helping those in need, particularly people living without a home, so it is a real pleasure to join the team at Caritas Anchor House” – Siva Selliah, newly appointed Director of Finance. Having worked in finance for over 20...
27th June 2018
On Monday 25th June the Housing Heroes Awards took place in Manchester, with a glamorous evening to celebrate achievements of the year. Organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing, these awards recognise and congratulate the individuals and teams who are truly heroes in...
20th June 2018
Refugee Week started in 1998 in response to the hostility seen in media and society towards refugees and asylum seekers. Now, as an established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week is a nationwide celebration which promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary....
18th June 2018
What is One Newham?        It is a new entity that will tender for and manage contracts and grants on behalf of consortia of local voluntary and community organisations. It has been set up by local voluntary and community organisations because we are committed to bringing significant new funding...
13th June 2018
This week figures released by Shelter show that a total of 1.15 million households were on waiting lists for housing last year. However with only 290,000 homes made available, a national shortfall of more than 800,000 homes exists. Almost two-thirds (65%) of families had been on lists for more than...

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