Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

16th October 2015
The residents joined our Chief Executive, Keith Fernett, in presenting the petition signed by one hundred of our service users. The residents have called for government intervention to halt an unexpected VAT bill of £1 million on the development of ‘move-on’ accommodation for homeless people....
12th October 2015
The comment was made at a reception to mark World Homeless Day at the House of Lords, put on by homeless charity Caritas Anchor House and sponsored by The Global Noticeboard. Timms congratulated the charity for raising the aspirations of people that have faced complexities that many of us can...
2nd October 2015
World Homeless Day occurs on 10th October each year, and aims to draw attention to the needs of the estimated 100 million people globally who are without a place to live. In London, homelessness is dramatically increasing, and last year alone 7,581 people slept rough - marking a 16% rise on the...
28th September 2015
Submitted from Andrew O'Brien. Andrew is Head of Policy at Charity Finance Group which represents over 1,250 charities and seeks to improve financial leadership in the charity sector. When people think about charities, the last thing they tend to think about is tax. They rightly think about the...
28th September 2015
As part of their Wellbeing Programme, Caritas Anchor House welcomed the local volunteers to take part in weeding, planting and painting to rejuvenate their garden and refresh their communal lounge, to create an oasis away from the stresses of everyday life. Caritas Anchor House provides...
15th September 2015
We have been told by HM Revenue and Customs that this bill relates to our construction of ‘move on’ flats, a pivotal feature of our Home and Hope Appeal, designed to help homeless residents achieve a sustainable transition back into independent living. This unexpected cost to our finances will...
7th September 2015
Homeless World Cup logo
A few months ago, we told you about Neil, who had come to Caritas Anchor House from sleeping rough on the streets. He was going through a bad patch in his life when he joined us, however, Neil’s outlook was transformed when he was offered an opportunity to play football for England by Homeless FA...
28th August 2015
International Overdose Awareness Day logo
Held every year on 31st August, this year’s event falls on Bank Holiday Monday, and has the theme of prevention and remembrance, acknowledging the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose. It is estimated that...
14th August 2015
A recent report by FaithAction has highlighted the dual role faith-based organisations, like Caritas Anchor House, play in the fight against homelessness. The report, What a difference faith makes to...homelessness shows faith based organisations are tackling homelessness by both operating on its...
15th July 2015
As a consequence of these measures, many organisations struggled to offer services to the defined level and were unable to provide adequate data at the referral stage, and offered intermittent service provision. This situation has meant that Caritas Anchor House staff are having to devote their...

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