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Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

11th October 2018
This year's theme for World Mental Health Day focuses on younger people and the impact of daily stresses, and how the early years progressing into adulthood can impact on mental health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that 50% of all mental health difficulties begins roughly at age 14,...
9th October 2018
The figures were compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) as part of their long-term project, Dying Homeless, to count those that die when experiencing homelessness in the UK. Data shows there were at least 449 deaths in a year – more than one each day. It is acknowledged that the...
28th September 2018
Baklava in a tray
Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is a fundraising event where people all over the UK catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious, and raise money to support people facing cancer. The event has taken place for the past 28 years, and has raised over £200million. Caritas Anchor House invited...
25th September 2018
Photograph of Kate Buchanan
Tell us about The Vintners’ Company. The Vintners' Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, with its origins steeped in the import, regulation and sale of wine. Nowadays, we maintain our standing through strong trade, social and educational interests and are...
21st September 2018
Photo of the Abbey Grounds in Walsingham, Norfolk
This September, Caritas Anchor House visited Dowry House for a three day retreat in Little Walsingham, Norfolk as part of our Wellbeing Programme. The purpose of this trip is to provide a peaceful retreat for our residents, particularly as many of our residents struggle with anxiety, depression and...
19th September 2018
Group of people at the Connecting Elders group
Article contributed by Pinnacle PSG - one of Caritas Anchor House's valued partners. Your Space, led by Tallat Bhatti has been privileged to build on the supportive partnership with Pinnacle Housing, namely the residential complex in 55 Ruscoe Road. This partnership has led us to develop a valued...
14th September 2018
Remember a Charity Week logo
Homelessness can be devastating, particularly as we head into winter. But it’s not an issue that should only be considered in the cold months, or when headline figures hit the press. Though visible, rough sleeping in far from the full picture of homelessness. The vast majority of homeless people...
13th September 2018
Homeless Sunday logo
On Sunday 7th October 2018, we’re asking parishes to come together to mark Homeless Sunday and demonstrate their solidarity with those experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is a huge problem in our communities and continues to rise at an alarming rate. Right now, an estimated 1 in 200 people in...
10th September 2018
Poster for World Suicide Prevention Day
In the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,000 people die by suicide a year - an average of 18 a day. The risk of homeless people taking their own life is three and a half times to nearly five times the national average.  Reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time can be a...
5th September 2018
Photo of the Job Centre
The welfare system exists to support people on low incomes and those with specific needs. However, many of those who are struggling are still not aware they could be entitled to claim benefits, or are deterred by the complexities of the system. That’s why this month, Mind in Tower Hamlets and...

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