Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

4th January 2017
collage of various staff, residents at different events held by CAH
Pamper Hamper is our Christmas community event designed to improve mental wellbeing over the festive period – a time when many of those we support feel financial pressure and isolation from family and friends. The event, funded by the London Borough of Newham and organised by our Mental Health...
21st December 2016
back the bill logo
The Homelessness Reduction Bill is due to have its Report Stage debate and third reading on Friday 27th January 2017. We need your support in encouraging MPs to attend the debate and support the Bill as it stands, to ensure that it does not fall at the final hurdle or end up fatally watered down...
19th December 2016
Throughout the year, we have continued to provide vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever. On top of this, we’ve campaigned for affordable housing and changes to homelessness...
9th December 2016
collage of CAH throughout history
On 10th December 1966, Anchor House[1] was opened by His Eminence Cardinal John Heenan. The charity’s original purpose was to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers coming into and out of the nearby London docks. As well as access to the 50 seat television theatre, bar lounge and...
9th December 2016
picture of CAH staff member recieving cheque by HSBC award givers
Caritas Anchor House was presented with the cheque at a reception held in the House of Commons, co-hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.    This summer, residents and staff of Caritas Anchor House took...
8th December 2016
christmas fair logo
The fair is taking place on Saturday 10th December, 12-4pm, and all are welcome to join in the festive family fun. Activities on the day will include art and crafts, face painting, carol singing and dance performances. Caritas Anchor House will have a stall at the event where people can learn more...
8th December 2016
picture of Citizens UK award
The award was won jointly with St Anthony’s Primary School, in Forest Gate, in recognition of our successful campaigning for affordable housing on the Boleyn Ground development - the former home of West Ham United.  Initial plans for the housing development showed that only 51 of the 838 units (6...
7th December 2016
picture of christmas bauble
At Caritas Anchor House, we believe this season is about more than just festivities. It is a time for compassion, charity, love and good will. That’s why this Christmas we’re only asking for one thing: your help to give our residents a better life. Caritas Anchor House offers a home and help to...
1st December 2016
staff and residents pictured with Dame Barbara Windsor
Caritas Anchor House provides accommodation and support for up to 210 single homeless people each year, addressing the root causes of homelessness through training, education and personal rehabilitation. Born in Bethnal Green, Dame Barbara is delighted to support an innovative centre that’s just a...
30th November 2016
CAH choir pictured in front of christmas tree
The choir was founded on the premise of helping to build confidence, and the distraction from the challenges in daily life. Formed just last month, the choir is made up of a group of homeless residents living at Caritas Anchor House, and they rehearse once a week. Invited to perform by the London...

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