Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

17th May 2016
Charity Walk for Peace logo
The Charity Walk for Peace is an annual event organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association which aims to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people and to promote peace, understanding and good will to all. The event has run for the past 28 years and to date has raised £2.4million for over...
16th May 2016
Health and Wellbeing results posted
Relationships are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, and good relationships can help us live longer and happier lives with fewer mental and physical health problems. At Caritas Anchor House, many of the people we support have difficulty in forming and maintaining relationships, whether that...
12th May 2016
Education, Training and Employment results posted
Securing employment is a key objective for our residents and is a vital stepping stone to overcoming homelessness. Many of the people who we support have complex needs relating to substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and offending which can be a barrier to employment. Yet despite these...
9th May 2016
Friends and Deaf club logo
Newham Be Deaf Aware Day, which is organised by the British Deaf Foundation, aims to raise awareness of the difficulties the deaf community faces on a daily basis and encourages members of the local community and business to engage with awareness activities. Several organisations went to the...
3rd May 2016
Residents and staff pictured at LONDON MAYORAL ACCOUNTABILITY ASSEMBLY
They joined six thousand others at the event, the biggest of the election campaign, which saw London Mayoral hopefuls Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan discussing key issues for the capital, including the living wage and affordable housing. Caritas Anchor House was invited by London Citizens, who we...
2nd May 2016
Pictured: dental nurses from Angle House Orthodontics
The workshop, attended by three dental nurses from Angle House, focused on education about oral and dental hygiene, and included private consultations with residents. 27 residents from Caritas Anchor House attended, and each took away a bag of dental goodies, which included a toothbrush,...
22nd April 2016
Pictured: Hannah Krone
Hannah works at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, who have previously given work placement to homeless residents living at Caritas Anchor House, as well as sponsoring our World Homeless Day reception at the House of Commons. She has been training since December and is aiming for a time of 4:50. She...
21st April 2016
Despite the challenges we have faced, such as partner organisations changing, austerity measures and operating from a building which has been demolished by 40%, we continue to achieve good results. In the past quarter 21 of our residents moved onto independent living – a key objective for each...
19th April 2016
screenshot of new website layout
Here you can find information about the work we do, the services we provide, and the lives we change. Caritas Anchor House is a residential and life-skills centre for single homeless adults, and acts as a community empowerment hub in the local area. Our driving mission is to ensure that those who...
15th April 2016
Caritas Anchor House residents pictured with a box
The Boleyn Ground is the former home of West Ham United, who agreed to sell the ground to the Galliard Group in 2014 for development. However, initial plans submitted showed that of the 838 units, only 51, only 6%, would be affordable and none were to be social housing. There is an acute need for...

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