Caritas Anchor House

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Help to transform a life this Christmas

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Help to transform a life this Christmas

18th December 2017
Winter’s arrival marks a much-loved time of year for many, when families gather to take part in festivities and celebrate Christmas.

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 supports won’t have a home of their own to spend the festive period in. It can be a difficult time for our residents as they are reminded of family separations and lost loved ones. But at Caritas Anchor House, they will find the love, care and support needed to help them through any difficulties this season - and the whole year round.

At Caritas Anchor House, we offer a safe space for our residents, as well as holistic support, education and encouragement to lead healthier lifestyles, 365 days a year. We are driven in our desire to ensure that each person who comes through our doors goes onto lead independent, self-fulfilled lives, full of confidence and aspirations. That’s why this Christmas we only have one wish – your help to give our residents a better life.

“The support I received at Caritas Anchor House has kept me focused and given me my life back.”

One of those we helped this year was June*, who left her home to escape her abusive partner. She spent many summers and winters sleeping on buses, in public toilets and on the streets. She found special occasions the most difficult, as she missed her loved ones greatly. Last year, June moved into Caritas Anchor House and has received support and guidance to rebuild her confidence and her life. She has recently secured employment, and looks forward to moving on to her own accommodation.

“Now, I believe I have a future again, and am looking forward to what lies ahead for me.” 

By supporting Caritas Anchor House, your help this Christmas will have a lasting impact on the lives of homeless people – this winter and beyond. Any donation is greatly appreciated and will give our residents the best gift of all, the hope of a new life.

To make a donation to Caritas Anchor House this Christmas, please click here.

*Resident's name changed to protect their privacy.



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