Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
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...

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