Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

2nd April 2014
The Big Issue launched its subscription service on 1st April, in partnership with Caritas Anchor House. This initiative hopes to make it easier for the public to support those without a home and is specifically aimed at people who do not have a vendor in their area or are unable to get a copy of...
14th March 2014
Guests were treated to stunning performances from St Angela’s and St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form choir, double act Two Different Roads and staff member Femi and his band. Resident Lee also gave a poetry recital, which was especially moving as Lee was illiterate before coming to Caritas Anchor House....
8th March 2014
Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day 2014, an opportunity to both mark the achievements of women and call for women's equality and advancement worldwide. In 2014, the theme is 'Inspiring Change', something we at Caritas Anchor House are keen to achieve. Homelessness can be a devastating...
18th February 2014
Caritas Anchor House is delighted to announce that the Rough Sleeping Initiative, which launched in January this year, has successfully found accommodation for four long term rough sleepers. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Thames Reach, aims to get rough sleepers off the streets and...
11th February 2014
On Tuesday 4th February, there was a great turn out for Cardboard Citizens' play 'Glasshouse' at Caritas Anchor House's Recovery Café De Novo. Cardboard Citizens is a professional homeless people's theatre company that puts on plays performed by homeless and marginalized people, sharing...
27th January 2014
As Poverty and Homelessness Action week gets started, Caritas Anchor House is taking the theme of  'standing alongside people in crisis’ to heart. All this week, the charity will be enlisting the help of the public to raise awareness of those without a home through social media networks, asking...
24th January 2014
At the debate discussing the resilience of the UK in the face of economic and climatic challenges, Lord Touhig spoke about the challenges to the voluntary sector in the UK, and the contribution of charities in providing help to vulnerable people. He stated that government plans to make more than £...
23rd January 2014
Poverty and Homelessness Action Week begins on 26th January, and aims to raise awareness of the underlying factors of poverty and homelessness. Organised by Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action, Action Week has been running since 2008. Today in Britain,...
14th January 2014
Over the third quarter of 2013, Caritas Anchor House faced a series of challenges which have had a massive impact on our move-on and complementary services. Within the social care environment, our partner agencies have suffered funding cuts, resulting in a heavy increase in demand for our services...
8th January 2014
The Chancellor’s plan to cut housing benefit for the under 25s could have devastating consequences, warned the Caritas Anchor House Director today. George Osborne made the announcement this week that £25 billion worth of cuts will be needed after the next election, with the welfare budget being...

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