Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

30th November 2018
Tuesday 20th November saw the first exhibition from the community project Dancing ‘Round Canning Town. This project was led by Catalyst in Communities and Stretch, who together aimed to create a digital archive of local history, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The...
27th November 2018
This reception is an opportunity for those who care about the plight of homeless people to come together to tackle this global issue on a local level. Guests include influencers from the charity and housing sectors, representatives from central and local government, as well as valued supporters and...
19th November 2018
We’re pleased to share a recent achievement of one of our residents, who has completed an adult social care qualification! Lewis* has worked closely with Samantha – our Education, Training and Employment Programme Manager – to explore his motivators, existing skills and development ambitions....
16th November 2018
Community Links in Canning Town hosted Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights, who heard from local charity representatives and residents of the Newham borough. Residents gave personal accounts of how they have been left living in poverty and unsafe...
12th November 2018
To mark these dates, Caritas Anchor House offered one-to-one drop-in sessions for residents to discuss their wellbeing and what might be affecting it. We all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope. There can be times when there is...
9th November 2018
This partnership will see residents of Caritas Anchor House accessing free training, provided by EM Training Solutions, to improve their skills and access to jobs in the construction industry. This collaboration is highly valued, as it helps residents – who are rebuilding their lives after a period...
18th October 2018
Catalyst in Communities and Stretch have joined forces to create a local history digital archival project called 'Dancing Round Canning Town', thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We’re pleased to announce that the final Exhibition is being hosted at Caritas Anchor House this...
15th October 2018
Our Your Space programme is based on facilitating safe spaces for Caritas Anchor House residents and members of the community in Newham to express their thoughts with no fear of judgements or prejudice. Our various groups nurture conversations and connections. Caritas Anchor House’s partnership...
11th October 2018
This year's theme for World Mental Health Day focuses on younger people and the impact of daily stresses, and how the early years progressing into adulthood can impact on mental health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that 50% of all mental health difficulties begins roughly at age 14,...
9th October 2018
The figures were compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) as part of their long-term project, Dying Homeless, to count those that die when experiencing homelessness in the UK. Data shows there were at least 449 deaths in a year – more than one each day. It is acknowledged that the...

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