Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
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...

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