Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

22nd February 2017
Quote by Keith Fernett and picture of Keith Fernett
Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said: “Caritas Anchor House welcomes this report, which helps to bring to light the injustice of suspending benefit payments. Suspending people's benefit payments can lead them into debt, rent arrears and homelessness, which can undermine...
21st February 2017
collage of women at the international womens day reception
To honour the contribution made by women, Caritas Anchor House has organised a reception on Friday 10 March 2017 in partnership with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Newham Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the event is Be Bold for Change, and will see Caritas Anchor House patron and ITV...
21st February 2017
bishop of brentwood speaking at event
During his visit Bishop Alan Williams, President of Caritas Anchor House, met with residents who shared their experiences of homelessness and how Caritas Anchor House was supporting them to rebuild their lives. Every year, Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to up to 250 homeless people...
3rd February 2017
photo of staff and residents at CAH quiz night
Over 50 residents attended the event, organised as part of our Community Resilience Programme, and answered questions on varied topics including current affairs, sports and Caritas Anchor House. The evening was led by the Quiz Master with help from the Chief Judge – both Lifestyle Architects....
27th January 2017
Quote by Keith Fernett
The Bill will now go to the House of Lords and should receive its Royal Assent in the spring. It’s the first significant reform to homelessness legislation in forty years, and a fantastic achievement. Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said: “On behalf the homeless people...
26th January 2017
woman pictured in new move-on flats
The construction of the flats, completed at the end of December, forms part of our £15.3million Home and Hope Appeal to transform our organisation and leave a legacy of hope in Newham. The move from the supportive environment of Caritas Anchor House to independent living can be difficult for some...
20th January 2017
collage of various staff, residents and speakers
It offers an opportunity for churches to challenge the conditions faced by homeless people, and to celebrate the work of organisations, like Caritas Anchor House, who work tirelessly to support those without a home. As a Catholic charity, Caritas Anchor House works on the frontline of homelessness...
19th January 2017
Quote by Keith Fernett
Our trustees bring a wide range of skills and experience, which will further strengthen our Board. They are: Charles Abel SmithAwaritoma EfejukuSimon HallMichael HodgesLuke de Pulford Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said, "These appointments will strengthen Caritas Anchor...
17th January 2017
collage of various staff, residents at different events held by CAH
We’re also pleased that the average length of stay has reduced to nine months – a remarkable achievement in the context of the London housing market. However, we are still experiencing referrals from an ageing population with more complex requirements. Last year we received 600 referrals in total...
10th January 2017
Responding to PM Theresa May’s speech, Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said: “Caritas Anchor House welcomes the Prime Minister’s speech on Monday 9 January. In a society where a staggering 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health each year, her pledge to “transform...

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