Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

1st May 2015
Ball on grass
“I was going through a bad patch in my life, and felt like there was no one to support me.” Then he was offered an opportunity to play football for his country, and his outlook was changed. The Homeless FA was established to use football as a method of helping people who, for whatever reason, have...
1st May 2015
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We’re asking all supporters of Caritas Anchor House to pledge their support, and you can do so in these easy steps: View our project here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/2176Register to vote by creating an account with Aviva, or by logging in with your Facebook account....
28th April 2015
Greg and Dom raised an impressive £5,000 for Caritas Anchor House as they were both inspired by the work which we do in trying to change the lives around of some of the capital’s most disadvantaged people. “It’s been an exciting but quite exhausting process,” said Greg upon completing the event...
24th April 2015
The last quarter of our reporting year, 5 January – 4 April 2015, has seen the closure of our rough sleepers assessment centre and the commencement of works on site to build independent accommodation units and training facilities. Due to existing space having been demolished, our services and...
27th March 2015
There was a fantastic turn out to the event as people gathered together to mark the hard work and achievements of our residents, staff members and partners. The evening started with musical performances given by students from the East London Arts and Music academy, followed by a touching...
6th March 2015
This year’s theme for the day is ‘Make It Happen’, a phrase that has become something of a motto for staff and residents at Caritas Anchor House. Our aim is to empower all of our residents to achieve their best and on this day, we’d like to highlight some of the remarkable achievements of our...
2nd March 2015
Following a workshop on homelessness, given as part of our schools outreach programme, the year 11 students swapped their warm beds for sleeping bags on the floor of the school hall in an effort to better understand the experiences of homeless people. “It was a real eye-opener for me,” said Momina...
16th January 2015
This January, Christians across the UK will mark Homeless Sunday on 18th January with prayers, reflection and a show of solidarity. Homelessness is a widespread problem in today’s society, with official statistics showing that more than 100,000 people approached their council as homeless in 2013...
14th January 2015
As one of the highest performing homeless charities in the country, we have to overcome a number of hurdles to performance put in our way by the statutory sector, including but not limited to financial. For two years now, we have been restricted from seeking local government funding to rehouse the...
10th December 2014
Throughout the year, we have continued to deliver vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever. On top of this, we launched a new rough sleepers centre, received visits from...

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