Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

8th July 2021
On July 8th 1921, the third and final dock of London’s Royal Docks was officially opened by King George V. Since our establishment in 1962, the Royal Docks have been a central part of history..This week we look back at some of the memories from former employees who remember the seafarers staying at...
5th July 2021
The annual CHAIN (Combined Homelessness and Information Network) report was released last week, which reports on rough sleeping across London. Between April 2020 and March 2021, it was reported that fewer people were seen sleeping rough on the streets of Newham. The collective effort and success of...
2nd July 2021
Before the pandemic I had been running my own recruitment company for 20 years, specialising in nursing and carers. Around 16 years ago, I unfortunately separated from my family. I managed to navigate this difficult time in my life, staying at friend’s houses and sleeping on their sofas. I managed...
29th June 2021
Share your views by clicking here. Caritas Anchor House is growing and changing, and will be helping more people on their journeys away from homelessness than ever before through an expansion of services. We need to know what matters most to you about who we are, what we do and why we exist....
18th June 2021
In my home country, I was persecuted and had no rights. I wasn’t able to get a job and was denied a passport. I had to escape. In 2015, I emigrated with a large group of people in a small van. We began the long journey across Europe which took months and months. I was terrified throughout, as we...
14th June 2021
I moved into Caritas Anchor House after escaping the dangers of my home country. I started the long journey to the UK, which was so scary. We travelled by a small plastic boat, full of people, and I was terrified that I wouldn’t make it. I ended up in the Calais jungle, sleeping in a tent with very...
2nd June 2021
During the past year we’ve seen a countless number of selfless contributions from so many generous people who support us with their time and skills, to help make a difference. Despite the limitations which the pandemic brought, we have been grateful for the fantastic volunteers supporting Caritas...
25th May 2021
Last week, London Council released a statement about how London Boroughs are fearing a summer of soaring homelessness. With the eviction ban being lifted and the furlough scheme ending soon, many more people are expected to lose their jobs and homes. London currently has the highest unemployment...
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...

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