Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
6th August 2014
Photo of the RideLondon Team. From left to right: Malik, Zoe, Kate and Jamie
On top of their usual jobs of fundraising (Kate and Zoe), working with rough sleepers (Jamie) and heading up Reception (Malik), they will be taking on the Prudential RideLondon Business Relay. Now in its second year, this impressive bike ride starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford...
11th July 2014
To compensate for the loss and alteration of services, we have stepped up our speed of operation and become more flexible, resulting in our figures remaining positive. Over 1,500 volunteering sessions were completed by our residents and service users in the quarter, and our education and training...
10th July 2014
We have been longlisted in the first stage of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) awards as a project displaying innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of poverty, turning lives around and reversing social breakdown. The Charity Times Awards 2014 have also shortlisted us in two...
8th July 2014
Over the past year, the Recovery Hub has provided a host of services for residents and members of the community who are in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse. The Hub was made up of mutual aid groups, an abstinence day programme, peer mentoring courses, and the twice weekly Recovery Café de...
23rd June 2014
This strike saw around 130,000 dock workers walk out over low wages and desperately poor working conditions, and marked the beginning of widespread trade unionism. A key factor in the resolution of the strike, which posed a serious threat to the local and national economy, was the intervention of...
14th June 2014
Adult Learners' Week Logo
Now in its 23rd year, the week aims to highlight the importance of continuing to learn throughout life and raise awareness of learning resources for adults in their local area. In Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, skill shortages are almost double the London average, with a fifth of the...
13th June 2014
Homelessness Transition Fund logo
The scheme, which is run in partnership with Thames Reach, aims to get rough sleepers off the streets and make them a ‘Single Service Offer’ – one which would change their circumstances and end their homelessness. Two of those who have benefitted from this scheme are Zac and Emily.* When they...
11th June 2014
Deciding to make a stand, workers in the West India Dock went on strike on 14th August 1889 and, with others soon following their lead, came together to organise mass meetings, establish pickets and march through the City of London. A key factor in the resolution of the strike, which posed a...
1st June 2014
Between 1st June – 7th June, we will be putting out 30 tweets from our very own volunteers throughout the week, finding out why they got involved in volunteering and how it has helped them. Last year, 145 residents and community members volunteered 2,775 times through our Time Bank volunteering...

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