Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
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...

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