Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

14th July 2015
The report, Caritas reports: the impact of welfare changes, investigates the impact of welfare reform on vulnerable people, charity staff and services. Through the words of key workers and clients, the report states that the welfare changes of the past five years and the delivery of those changes...
8th July 2015
mindmap detailing Carita's Anchor house's work.
To continue this community orientated work, funding and support are necessary; however gaining these two things is made more testing as we are based in Newham, the second most deprived borough in the country, which is also expecting further public spending cuts in the future. Consequently, we are...
8th July 2015
Charity Awards logo 2015
We have been shortlisted by the Charity Times Awards 2015 in the category of Social Champion, for which we were Highly Commended Runner-Up in 2014 and 2013. This accolade recognises organisations that have consistently delivered an outstanding service to their end-beneficiaries, been clear in their...
16th June 2015
Adult Learners' Week Logo
The campaign, which is in its 24th year, highlights the benefits of further education and encourages adults, whatever their age or background, to get involved and discover how learning can change their life. Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, is a severely deprived borough and its...
3rd June 2015
Mind Map in the shape of the Caritas Anchor House logo, detailing a celebration of staff and residents at CAH
Here at Caritas Anchor House, we have a dedicated Volunteering Programme which allows our residents to get involved in activities that they both enjoy and are beneficial to them. Our Volunteering Programme is divided into internal and external opportunities. Our internal activities offer work in...
29th May 2015
Four years in, and despite the tough economic climate we have faced, the appeal is progressing well. When we launched the Home and Hope Appeal we had a target of £15.3million to be raised. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the dedication of our Appeal Board members and Patrons and hard...
27th May 2015
Residents and staff in front of Abbotswick retreat
Joined by two Lifestyle Architects, seven residents spent 20th – 22nd May taking part in the ‘Breathing Space’ programme. The aim of the Abbotswick retreat is to provide our residents, many of whom have been marginalised by society because they are homeless or for a range of other reasons, with a...
15th May 2015
Staff and residents pictured together
Give and Gain day, organised by Business in the Community, is a celebration of the power of employee volunteering. The enthusiastic volunteers from Bevan Brittan, a law firm dedicated to public services, spent the morning chatting with residents, giving them top interview tips and talking about...
11th May 2015
Mindfulness is a mind-body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, using techniques such as yoga, meditation and breathing. For people who suffer from anxiety, depression or stress, mindfulness can offer a way out of those negative thought...
1st May 2015
Thomas Thomas pictured with papers in hand at FreshFields firm
Having found out about Ready for Work, Business in the Community's national programme, from his Lifestyle Architect at Caritas Anchor House, Thomas registered to attend an assessment day with 25 other hopefuls. As well as taking place in interviewed, the applicants had the opportunity to hear from...

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