Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
9th December 2014
Keith Fernett, Graham and Eleanor Toms and Ken and Lila Winger were hiking to raise funds for people affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic violence and crime. “It was fantastic, but exhausting,” said Keith, who is the Director of Caritas Anchor House. “We were...
9th December 2014
But for those who are going through a hard time and do not have a permanent home, Christmas can be an especially difficult time of year. A group of young professionals have come together to help Caritas Anchor House fund Christmas Day dinners for its residents. They’ve persuaded three top...
9th December 2014
Launched in 2011, this £9.3 million appeal aims to transform Caritas Anchor House into a 21st century facility and fit-for-purpose complex. “The first stage – to refurbish all 119 residential rooms and provide access to individual learning facilities – was completed to schedule, and I am pleased...
2nd December 2014
Nearly a million people used food banks last year and with the Christmas season fast approaching, Good Morning Britain have teamed up with FareShare, the Trussell Trust and Tesco for a nation wide food drive. To participate, all you have to do is buy one extra item in your usual shop and put it in...
1st December 2014
Funded by the LankellyChase Foundation, and delivered by teams from the Making Every Adult Matter charities: Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link and Mind, the report drew on a survey of 140 front-line services and interviews with the people they support, including a number of Caritas Anchor House...

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