Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

23rd November 2021
Lone woman migrants are some of the most vulnerable people in the world. An estimated half of all migrants around the world are women and girls- around 125 million people. Increasingly women are making the difficult decision to escape dangerous environments and set off on long and treacherous...
29th October 2021
The theme for Black History Month this year is ‘Proud To Be’, inviting people throughout the UK to share what they are proud to be. For example, Proud To Be Black, Proud To Be Brown, Proud To Be Black & LGBTQ+, Proud To Be Me. The campaign aims to make Black History Month 2021 personal and...
21st October 2021
On Saturday 9th October 2021, Caritas Anchor House hosted a free music, comedy and storytelling event called ‘Raise the Roof’, at Rathbone Market. This was part of the Rathbone Roots festival and Newham Unlocked Festival series in collaboration with the London Borough of Newham As well as...
14th September 2021
From September 2021, we’re pleased to announce that we will now be helping more people than ever before across the London Borough of Newham who have been sleeping rough. We are now delivering support through four additional services at multiple sites, as part of our new partnership to reduce rough...
17th August 2021
In 2017, I had a nice and steady job at a hardware store and lived with my Mum and Dad. Unfortunately, things turned bad at home, with my mum going into rehab, and I lost my job. I then started to drink a lot, which is when I got chucked out. I went to an emergency night shelter and whilst there, I...
9th August 2021
Click here to find out what we achieved in 2020/21. Thanks to your support, 278 people were helped on their journeys away from homelessness last year*, despite all the challenges Covid-19 threw our way. People like Anne**: "I went from living a normal life with a job I loved, to having nothing –...
6th August 2021
One day I had a terrible accident working on a construction site. I needed three operations on my arm. To give you an idea, before the accident I was able to bench press 130kg, now I cannot even manage 10kg. Because I lost all my strength in my left arm, I couldn’t return to my job or find any...
22nd July 2021
I moved to London a couple of years ago. I knew nobody here and ended up living in shared accommodation, working part-time jobs locally to get by. I have a history of drug addiction, and I unfortunately surrounded myself with the wrong people during that time. I started to fall back into the wrong...
20th July 2021
We’re pleased to say that our weekly English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) classes have returned at Caritas Anchor House. This is done in partnership with MTC Learning who come in twice a week to run entry level English language and literacy sessions for our residents. For some of our...
15th July 2021
Around 30 years ago, there was mass violence and conflict in my home country. I had to get out as I really feared for my safety, and managed to move to the UK. I ended up holding down multiple jobs, forklift driving at a factory in the day, and a cleaning job in the evenings. In total I was...

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