Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

23rd March 2017
person holding back the bill logo
This moment signalled the end of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, and once it is signed by the Queen and receives Royal Assent in the next few months, it will become an Act. Throughout its time in Parliament, the bill has received cross-party support, and in today’s reading, it was passed...
13th March 2017
female speakers sitting at a table with a powerpoint behind them
International Women’s Day is a global event which encourages all to celebrate the economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In holding the reception, in partnership with the Newham Chamber of Commerce and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Caritas Anchor House was able to honour the...
10th March 2017
International Women’s Day is an annual event which encourages women globally to come together and celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. During the special Walk and Talk session, attended by 18 people in a local park, women took turns to share their stories of...
9th March 2017
collage of staff and residents at charity walk for peace event
The dinner, attended by over 300 people, was held in the beautiful surrounds of Stratford’s Old Town Hall. During the evening, several speakers addressed the guests, including representatives of the Charity Walk for Peace, The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Peter Harrington and Ian Larnder, Chief...
9th March 2017
NHS mobile van outside a building
Over 40 residents and community members attend the screening, which was the second to take place at Caritas Anchor House in the past 12 months. Both NHS staff and our Lifestyle Architects were on hand to guide the participants through the process, where they had instant chest x-rays taken which...
7th March 2017
photo of resident Tsigie
At Caritas Anchor House, we offer a home and life-changing support to homeless people, and last year helped over 60 women (25% of our resident group) to rebuild their lives. Today, we’d like to share the story of one resident, Tsigie. In 2014, Tsigie came to the UK as an asylum seeker, hoping to...
2nd March 2017
variety night logo
The event, organised as part of our Community Resilience Programme, was attended by over 60 residents and staff members who were treated to singing, stand-up comedy and a poetry recital by six Caritas Anchor House residents. The Variety Night kicked off with a joyful rendition of Abba’s “Dancing...
24th February 2017
photo of school children in a circle on school grounds
The Year 10 students were inspired to spend a night sleeping out in the school hall after learning about homelessness from a workshop delivered by the charity. In taking part in the sleep-out, the student’s aim was to better understand the experiences of homeless people, and to raise funds for...
24th February 2017
photo of Luca Cusnini holding food
Café No.43 is run by Luca Cusnini, an Italian chef with impaired hearing who approached St Mark's Community Centre for support last year to realise his dream of running his own café. Now, thanks to the support provided by the Centre, Café No.43 is open and in full swing. As well as serving food to...
24th February 2017
photo of person holding back the bill logo
Peers described the bill as “historic” and “ground-breaking” and they voted unanimously for it to pass its second reading. If the bill becomes law it will mark the biggest change in 40 years to the help that homeless people in England get from local councils. Lord Bird, Founder of the Big Issue...

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