Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

11th May 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week aims to raise awareness and start more conversations around mental health, and this year’s theme is Surviving or Thriving. The Walk and Talk session was held with the service users of Powerhouse, a local organisation which works to empower marginalised women who have...
10th May 2017
The Art for Fun Exhibition runs from 5 – 11 May at the Beckton Globe Library, in Newham, and all are welcome to attend, free of charge. As well as showcasing pieces created by amateur artists, workshops will also run on selected days. The art class at Caritas Anchor House has been established for...
9th May 2017
Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. This is not just the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think, feel and act in a way that allows us to enjoy life and deal with the challenges it presents. At Caritas Anchor House, 35% of our residents state that...
3rd May 2017
Freedom from Torture (FTT), a partner of Caritas Anchor House, supports survivors of torture to find their voices and rebuild their lives. Carolyn and Richard, FTT volunteers, help to provide a holiday hosting service where service users spend a tranquil week away in their Cornish home. Berat*, a...
3rd May 2017
We have increased efforts to find innovative partners with ideas and resources to complement our own and are clear about what we need. This has brought us corporate partners with edge and imagination that raise spirits and offer the widest variety of opportunities to learn, develop and simply enjoy...
28th April 2017
Our Personal Development Team has been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Heroes Awards, in the Support and Care Team of the Year category. This accolade recognises organisations that excel in the role of helping some of the most vulnerable people in society to regain their lives. Every year, we...
28th April 2017
In just over two weeks’ time, Caritas Anchor House will be taking part in this year’s Charity Walk for Peace, and we’re looking for people to join us and take part, to support our vital work with homeless people in Newham. When: Sunday, 14 May 2017Where: Starts and ends at 1000 Dockside,...
27th April 2017
Gearing up to take on the challenge are James, Victoria, Malik and Sian, who work across the organisation in Fundraising, Business Services, Reception and the Personal Development teams respectively. RideLondon is now in its fifth year and was established to celebrate the legacy for cycling...
27th April 2017
The Act will give councils a legal duty to give people meaningful support to resolve their homelessness and will introduce measures to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place. More than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England, and in London alone, an average of 1 in 51...
24th April 2017
As part of their ‘Medicine in Society’ module, the students were required to attend a community organisation, ahead of their work placements in the community. The visit focused on mental health and addiction, and they participated in a two hour session with our Operations Director and Mental Health...

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