Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

31st August 2017
A crowd in Canning Town
Over the past few years Newham has seen areas of transformation, thanks in part to the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games. However, the council hopes to make Newham ‘a new heart for London’ and by 2025 it is estimated that £22 billion will have been invested in the area, creating more than 35,...
29th August 2017
Two males in a boxing stance facing each other
The session was attended by 12 current and former residents of all skills levels, and offered an introduction to boxing. The coach taught residents a number of boxing-themed exercises, including footwork, balance, guarding, jabbing and ducking. Then, working in pairs and with gloves and pads on,...
25th August 2017
A group of people sitting on the beach
They didn’t have to go to Brighton or Southend to feel the sand beneath their feet though; instead the 26 members visited the Urban London pop up beach by the Royal Docks, a short walk from Caritas Anchor House. Connecting Families is a parent and child group which arranges regular trips and...
16th August 2017
residents and staff pictured with Jeremy Paxman outside
But yesterday the Patron of homeless charity Caritas Anchor House listened intently as some of East London’s homeless residents recalled what it was like for them without the support of family and friends, that so many of us take for granted. Based in Canning Town, Caritas Anchor House helps those...
26th July 2017
A woman smiling outside
In-Form will be a key tool in providing an evidence-base to demonstrate the impact of our activities, and will strengthen conversations with key strategic partners and others in the homelessness sector. We are delighted that the London Borough of Newham rated ours an ‘Excellent’ service,...
14th July 2017
a pile of event programmes
The event, themed Building New Beginnings, marked the opening of our new building which includes 25 studio flats to ease the transition into independent living for those who have experienced homelessness. The flats form part of our Home and Hope Appeal, which has also seen the construction of...
13th July 2017
Two women in the kitchen cooking
Please vote for Caritas Anchor House here: https://www.wishpond.com/lp/2201167/ First launched in 2015, Community Kitchens, which is run by British cooking brand Stoves, seeks to enrich projects in the local community by offering a total of £20,000 in appliances to help them transform their...
23rd June 2017
A picture of the Caritas Anchor House building
Caritas Anchor House has recently completed the construction of 25 move-on flats for previously homeless residents, as part of our £15.3million Home and Hope Appeal. The flats are designed to help residents achieve a sustainable transition back into independent living. Those living in the flats...
23rd June 2017
Refugee Week logo
Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to over 250 homeless people each year, some of whom are refugees. Homeless people face many challenges, but refugees have often also faced violence in their home country, whilst many have lost family, friends and don’t have access to a support network...
9th June 2017
CAH residents pictured outside in Abbotswick
The group stayed at a country house set in the beautiful grounds of Abbotswick in Essex at the end of May, as part of a three day mindfulness retreat with two Lifestyle Architects. The retreat aims to provide our residents with a safe space for relaxation and personal reflection, away from busy...

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