Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

17th November 2014
Alcohol Concern logo
Organised by Alcohol Concern, the theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Facing our alcohol problem: Taking back our health and high streets’. For many people, an alcoholic drink can be a nice way to unwind after a long day, but it doesn’t take much for a few drinks to turn into a more serious problem...
7th November 2014
Photo of marathon runners passing the Houses of Parliament
Caritas Anchor House has places available in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015, raising money to support our homeless residents rebuild their lives. Runners are asked to raise £2,000 in sponsorship and will be invited to visit Caritas Anchor House to find out more about what we do and meet the...
23rd October 2014
Charity Times Award - Highly Commended logo
This award is given to those who have consistently delivered outstanding service to their end beneficiaries, been clear in their social changing goals and demonstrated all round excellence. Keith Fernett, Director of Caritas Anchor House, said “Being highly commended as a Social Champion is a...
17th October 2014
The re-commissioning of a number of services has caused our service provision to be disrupted, and we are still receiving a large number of referral requests, but have only been able to accept 20% of these to be booked in. Over half of our residents have one or more complex need, such as issues...
10th October 2014
Collage of photos from the World Homeless Day event
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 Foehn. Paxman urged guests to consider how incredibly narrow the line is between a settled, ordered life and one of utter chaos, whether the tipping...
3rd October 2014
Stoptober's logo
Organised by the NHS, Stoptober challenges people to go smoke-free for 28 days - after which they're five times more likely to stop smoking for good. The benefits of quitting range from reduced risk of illnesses such as lung cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke, to improvements in sense of...
23rd September 2014
Photo of the Annapurna team. Left to right: Graham, Eleanor, Keith, Lila and Ken
Budget cuts, heavy demand for services and the increasing complexity of service user needs all take their toll, but this November our Director Keith Fernett has decided to exchange one mountain for another and is trekking across the foothills of Annapurna with four friends. The trek in the...
12th September 2014
Photo of staff and residents with Jeremy Paxman
Paxman, a strong advocate of finding long-term solutions to homelessness, has been a Patron of the charity since 2011. Speaking about what made him decide to lend his support to the charity, he said: “Caritas Anchor House is the full package - each person who walks through their doors gets support...
29th August 2014
International Overdose Awareness Day logo
Held on 31st August each year, this day is centered around prevention and remembrance and aims to both raise awareness of overdose and also acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have lost their lives or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. It is...
26th August 2014
This strike saw around 130,000 dock workers walk out over low wages and desperately poor working conditions and it was Cardinal Manning, then the Archbishop of Westminster, whose attempts at conciliation between the dock workers and employers helped bring about the end of the strike on 14th...

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