Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
10th January 2019
When: Thursday 24th January 2019, 4pm – 5.30pmWhere: Caritas Anchor House, 81 Barking Road, London E16 4HB (MAP) You are invited to join us to celebrate the launch! No sign up is necessary, just turn up. Further details to follow but please expect speeches, light snacks and table tennis. The...
4th January 2019
Thanks to funding from the London Borough of Newham, over 60 people were able to enjoy varied festivities throughout the day, starting off with a karaoke session. A number of staff and residents took part and put their singing to the test. Christmas songs were playing and dancing shoes were on!...
19th December 2018
As part of the government’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy, and the London Borough of Newham’s commitment to tackling homelessness in the borough, Caritas Anchor House has launched a rough sleeper’s assessment centre this week. Figures released this year showed that at least one in 24 people in the...
14th December 2018
This year, we are proud to have provided a place to call home to more people with experience of homelessness than ever before. We could not have achieved all this without the help of our funders, supporters and partners, so thank you. You help us to change lives and give people the chance to...
12th December 2018
The morning, led by our Your Space service, included various festivities and activities including engaging in a community talk over tea and homemade cakes. As the Christmas period can be a challenging time for many, residents and community members were invited to share their feelings about this...
12th December 2018
In the London Borough of Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, at least one in every 24 people are homeless – the highest in the country. For those sleeping on the streets or in unstable accommodation, such as shelters or bed and breakfasts, it can be a difficult time where they are reminded...
6th December 2018
Statistics released by Shelter revealed that at least one in every 24 people in Newham is homeless – the highest rate in the country. The figures, from an analysis of the most recent data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, showed that an estimated 14,611 people in...
5th December 2018
A reception named ‘A Place to Call Home’ drew attention to the 320,000 people experiencing homelessness in England, and specifically the local crisis in the London Borough of Newham, where 1 in every 24 people do not have a home. Held in the House of Lords on 3rd December, it was organised by...

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