Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

8th March 2021
We are really lucky to work with such inspiring and dedicated women, each in different ways making a huge difference to those who need our help. Both across the sector and within our own walls – including our Chief Executive, and our frontline, fundraising and facilities teams. We are inspired...
5th March 2021
The Government recently published new figures showing that there has been a significant reduction in people rough sleeping for a single night, with Newham – where we are based - seeing one of the largest reductions in the country. This is largely thanks to the Government’s Everyone In scheme, that...
3rd March 2021
Please register here to receive the joining details for this free event: Stories From The House: Meet the Residents- Thursday 11th March 12:30 – 1:15pm. Remember Tim? He spent two years living in a tent in East London before moving into Caritas Anchor House last year, and with support, has now...
28th January 2021
Thanks to you, our incredible supporters and partners, in 2020: • 275 people who were experiencing homelessness were provided a home and support. We worked with each resident to look at the causes of their homelessness, set and work towards goals, and help build their new beginnings.• Our ultimate...
13th January 2021
The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced last week an additional £10 million fund for all councils in England to redouble their efforts to help accommodate all those who are currently sleeping rough and to ensure they register with a GP. Councils will then work closely with local heath...
21st December 2020
Shaheena had spent months sleeping on sofas and a few nights on the streets. She was struggling with her mental health and didn’t have a support network she could rely on. But things soon changed for Shaneena. In the summer, she moved into Caritas Anchor House and within four months she was...
18th December 2020
Together, we urged government officials to build upon the success of the Everyone In scheme and to continue to include people with no recourse to public funds in future homelessness support schemes, as a ‘moral and public health priority’. Two residents of Caritas Anchor House, who have no...
7th December 2020
COVID-19 put our Listening Campaign on pause earlier this year, so we are thrilled that we are able to start delivering these workshops virtually to continue resident’s involvement in our service and local issues that are important to them. This project has two main focuses. One focus is ensuring...
2nd December 2020
Chantel joined the frontline team at Caritas Anchor House recently. She is our Employment Specialist, and has a wealth of experience in this field and within our community. This week, Chantel shares how she is working with our residents to achieve their education and employment goals. I’m Chantel...
1st December 2020
So far, 2020 has a been a bit doom and gloom – but we have some very exciting news to share. Already, we support up to 300 people to move on from homelessness for good each year. And from 2021, we’re going to be helping even more people! Next year, we will start work on the construction of an...

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