Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

23rd May 2014
Research published this week found that one in every 34 homes in the borough is under threat of eviction or repossession every year, putting Newham at the top of the national repossession hotspots, closely followed by Barking & Dagenham and Southwark. Overall, more than 200,000 households in...
22nd May 2014
Staff and residents pictured with Sol Campell
Born in Plaistow and raised in Stratford, Sol has a special place in his heart for Newham but despite his fond memories, he recognises that not enough is being done to support the community. Campbell met with staff and residents at Caritas Anchor House to discuss the work the charity does with the...
19th May 2014
The Ashfords volunteers, including Caroline Frampton (pictured left), spent the morning with a group of otherwise homeless residents living at Caritas Anchor House, holding one-to-one sessions on how to improve their CVs and interview skills to get noticed by potential employers. The sunny May...
12th May 2014
The awareness week aims to address anxiety as a public health issue and promote ways to reduce it in everyday life. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, whether preparing for a job interview or bringing up a child, however persistent and excessive anxiety can cause more serious mental...
7th May 2014
Residents and staff at State Street
Residents had the opportunity to hear from top investment bankers and recent graduates, who provided useful information about the culture of the bank as well as the entry level roles they offer and what the requirements are. Margaret Evans, Senior Vice President & Head of GHR Shared Services,...
2nd May 2014
In a survey of over 450 homeless agencies by Homeless Link, 32% of people identified as being ready to leave hostels and shelters and move into independent accommodation, but are unable to do so due to the lack of affordable housing. On top of high rents, the need for substantial deposits is...
22nd April 2014
On Friday 25th April, ten young artists will perform at the One Story, Our Voice event in Stratford, using poetry, spoken word and music to narrate the experiences of Caritas Anchor House residents. Over the last few weeks, budding poets have met with our residents to hear about what it feels like...
14th April 2014
In spite of these challenges, Caritas Anchor House staff have been remarkably flexible and, as can be seen from our outcomes statistics, have continued to succeed with regards to our residents achievements. We have seen a downturn in employment achievements in the quarter, but in the 12 months to...
11th April 2014
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Brentwood and the Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford visited Caritas Anchor House on Friday as part of 'Listen To God: Hear the Poor' week. This joint initiative between Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols aims to highlight the efforts of Christians who...
4th April 2014
New housing benefit regulations came into effect on 1st April 2014, which put strict limitations on migrants from the European Economic Area (EEA). In the future, migrants will not be eligible for housing benefit unless they gain employment, and after that employment period ends, they can only...

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