Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

24th May 2021
When I first became homeless, I was completely on my own. I’d been working in the hospitality industry and renting privately, but I lost my home when I lost my job. I was very proud and too afraid to ask for help. I never looked homeless - I used to spend my time between the soup kitchen and the...
12th May 2021
I became homeless when I was 17. I had to leave my mum’s house and started sofa surfing with friends. I ended up selling drugs so I had some money, which at the time seemed normal - it’s what I had been around where I grew up. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. It’s not just the damage that you do to...
7th May 2021
Home Office guidance published last month outlines that the policy should only be used in cases where someone has refused or disengaged with support and is engaged in persistent anti-social behaviour or other criminal activity. Joint statement condemning UK plans to remove rough sleepers Changes...
28th April 2021
Today, we are proud to announce our new mission and values statements, which will guide the continued development of our culture, work and impact. Our mission is to build hope, enable lasting change and end homelessness for people in East London. We are here to help people in our local community...
22nd April 2021
I’m Ruby, and I started volunteering at Caritas Anchor House back in November. I am a full time accountant and live not too far away in the local area. My employer recently started giving us Friday afternoons off, as a new wellbeing initiative. I decided instead of chilling back at my flat, I...
12th April 2021
I first became homeless when I lost my partner a few years back to cancer. Prior to that I lived a normal life here in Newham where I was born and bred. I worked as cab driver for over 20 years, privately rented my own place and went to the odd West Ham game at the weekend. I’ve always worked and...
1st April 2021
The vaccinations were organised by the Newham Transitional Practice (Manor Park), and we were fortunate enough to have an onsite visit from Mubshara Dodhy and Dr Duncan Trathen who carried out the jabs. We made sure we shared information about the Oxford-AstraZenca COVID-19 vaccine and encouraged...
1st April 2021
Taking inspiration from the many hours we spent playing board games in lockdown, Caritas Anchor House is introducing 'Walk The Board'*. The aim is simple- you must race to visit all 22 locations across the Monopoly board. Keep track of your progress using a free route tracking app such as Strava....
31st March 2021
When I first arrived at Caritas Anchor House it was a different ship to what it is now, in fact it became a better ship to set sail in.I was the oldest sailor there, a senior citizen. The old admiral that remembers what it used to be like, and all the changes over the years, for Caritas Anchor...
17th March 2021
Jacqueline has recently joined Caritas Anchor House to lead on the delivery of our resident services. This week, Jacqueline shares how she and the team support our residents from referral to move on. I’m Jacqueline, the new Resident Services Manager at Caritas Anchor House. My role is to lead the...

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