Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

6th March 2020
Our female residents, and indeed all of our residents, have achieved so much in the face of adversity and we’re so inspired by them. For some, it might be escaping an abusive relationship, getting accepted on to a training course or securing a job, improving their confidence and wellbeing, or...
5th March 2020
Eating disorders do not discriminate - they can affect anyone. For individuals who may be homeless and dealing with little to no income, food insecurity can be a monumental factor that contributes to the development of an eating disorder. That’s why this Eating Disorders Awareness Week, from 2nd...
26th February 2020
I walked into the role not knowing the challenges our residents faced on a daily basis, but I soon realised that many residents lack some basic skills that were needed to successfully get back into employment which emphasises the need for actual training and education. We work with external...
15th February 2020
Tell us a little about yourself and your roleI have always been passionate about supporting vulnerable adults, and over the past 16 years I have worked in organisations that allowed me to do just that. I have worked at Caritas Anchor House for seven years in the Personal Development Team, where I...
6th February 2020
Citizens UK are champions of community organising, and embody democracy in action. Their work offers people the chance to be involved in community organising in order to develop community leadership and enable people to become agents of change. We are delighted to work in partnership with Citizens...
30th January 2020
Recently, we have been very pleased to have the opportunity to work with a lot of volunteers from our corporate partners, who have visited Caritas Anchor House to help with a variety of events and some good old-fashioned manual work. Members of staff from Newton Europe, Ashby Jenkins Recruitment...
28th January 2020
Housing Secretary with Caritas Anchor House residents and Chief Executive, and the Mayor of Newham
The Secretary of State visited the charity to see the work being done to combat homelessness in the London Borough of Newham, where the levels of homelessness are higher than anywhere else in the country. He took the opportunity to meet the people that had experienced homelessness, and were being...
27th January 2020
Cooking class at Caritas Anchor House
We are so pleased to be able to offer our residents the opportunity to build on their cooking skills, and each week see consistent, high attendance and culinary delights aplenty. The classes help equip our resident group with essential skills for independent living, and they are also a wonderful...
24th January 2020
ELBA volunteer of the month
In January 2020, they crowned Volunteer of the Month Oli Richardson of Accenture, who we’re delighted have been working with us! Oli has been recognised for spearheading an exciting and creative project focused on addressing a problem related to homelessness, resulting in a full day innovation hub...
2nd January 2020
Just a few months ago, we opened our completely transformed communal lounge which has been a huge hit with our residents and a resounding success. We also opened a brand-new kitchen and IT suite for our residents to use. To add to the transformation of our building and facilities, we’re now...

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