Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

29th July 2019
Tell us a little about yourself Andrew I’ve been a recruiter specialising in fundraising for the past couple of years, and have been eyeing up the vacancies I have been filling for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to move into the sector myself.  Caritas Anchor House gave me the opportunity...
4th July 2019
In the London Borough of Newham, where we are based, a record number of people do not have a place to call home. Annual figures released recently by Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) showed that over the past year 615 people were seen sleeping rough in the borough. That’s why...
25th June 2019
Run by the Rotary Club of Stratford, the East London Community Awards aim to recognise local unsung heroes and community organisations, celebrating the individuals and groups who make the lives of others in our diverse community happier, easier and fulfilling. Caritas Anchor House is delighted to...
24th June 2019
Homelessness should not be a crime. But the Vagrancy Act, which goes back to 1824, makes it a crime just to sleep rough or beg in England and Wales. Caritas Anchor House, Crisis, Homeless Link, Shelter, St Mungo’s and countless other #ScraptheAct campaign supporters are calling for the Vagrancy...
20th June 2019
Annual figures from Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) have shown an 18% rise on rough sleeping numbers in London - now counting a staggering 8,855 people. These figures contrast those published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, which indicated there...
17th June 2019
Amanda Dubarry, who joined Caritas Anchor House as Chief Executive in March 2018, has been appointed as Chair of the Ending Women’s Homelessness Grants Programme panel. Administered by Homeless Link, the programme will support charities working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness...
7th June 2019
Volunteering is an intrinsic part of life at Caritas Anchor House, and indeed, across the country. In 2017/18, 20.1 million (38%) people in the UK volunteered formally at least once a year and 11.8 million (22%) of people did so at least once a month. At Caritas Anchor House, not only do we offer...
7th June 2019
“At first, I have to admit I was a bit anxious. I came into Caritas Anchor House through a partnership with my university, and I was not sure of what to expect as this was my first time volunteering closely in a homelessness residential charity. "But, to be part of an organisation that offers some...
30th May 2019
Each year, we arrange a three-day residential trip in the village of Walsingham in Norfolk, famous for its religious shrines and medieval ruins. 46% of our current resident group have reported mental health issues that impact on their daily lives, and so trips such as these are crucial in...
29th May 2019
A total of 83,700 households were in bed and breakfasts and other temporary accommodation at the end of December 2018, including 124,490 children, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said. Nearly 70 per cent of those were in London alone. The latest statutory...

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