Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

1st April 2021
The vaccinations were organised by the Newham Transitional Practice (Manor Park), and we were fortunate enough to have an onsite visit from Mubshara Dodhy and Dr Duncan Trathen who carried out the jabs. We made sure we shared information about the Oxford-AstraZenca COVID-19 vaccine and encouraged...
1st April 2021
Taking inspiration from the many hours we spent playing board games in lockdown, Caritas Anchor House is introducing 'Walk The Board'*. The aim is simple- you must race to visit all 22 locations across the Monopoly board. Keep track of your progress using a free route tracking app such as Strava....
31st March 2021
When I first arrived at Caritas Anchor House it was a different ship to what it is now, in fact it became a better ship to set sail in.I was the oldest sailor there, a senior citizen. The old admiral that remembers what it used to be like, and all the changes over the years, for Caritas Anchor...
17th March 2021
Jacqueline has recently joined Caritas Anchor House to lead on the delivery of our resident services. This week, Jacqueline shares how she and the team support our residents from referral to move on. I’m Jacqueline, the new Resident Services Manager at Caritas Anchor House. My role is to lead the...
8th March 2021
We are really lucky to work with such inspiring and dedicated women, each in different ways making a huge difference to those who need our help. Both across the sector and within our own walls – including our Chief Executive, and our frontline, fundraising and facilities teams. We are inspired...
5th March 2021
The Government recently published new figures showing that there has been a significant reduction in people rough sleeping for a single night, with Newham – where we are based - seeing one of the largest reductions in the country. This is largely thanks to the Government’s Everyone In scheme, that...
3rd March 2021
Please register here to receive the joining details for this free event: Stories From The House: Meet the Residents- Thursday 11th March 12:30 – 1:15pm. Remember Tim? He spent two years living in a tent in East London before moving into Caritas Anchor House last year, and with support, has now...
28th January 2021
Thanks to you, our incredible supporters and partners, in 2020: • 275 people who were experiencing homelessness were provided a home and support. We worked with each resident to look at the causes of their homelessness, set and work towards goals, and help build their new beginnings.• Our ultimate...
13th January 2021
The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced last week an additional £10 million fund for all councils in England to redouble their efforts to help accommodate all those who are currently sleeping rough and to ensure they register with a GP. Councils will then work closely with local heath...
21st December 2020
Shaheena had spent months sleeping on sofas and a few nights on the streets. She was struggling with her mental health and didn’t have a support network she could rely on. But things soon changed for Shaneena. In the summer, she moved into Caritas Anchor House and within four months she was...

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