Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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 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...
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...
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...

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