Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

13th July 2010
As a ‘Customer Service’ finalist in recent Business Awards, Colin Dodd is now demonstrating his skills and accreditation in Anchor House, assisting residents to progress along their chosen career paths, reaching their aspirations and gaining employment.  Colin Dodd, with his finalist award from...
9th July 2010
Abbotswick is a large, welcoming, residential premises in Brentwood set in 14 acres of beautiful grounds providing a warm caring atmosphere perfect for any spiritual retreat for people of all ages, walks of life and church denominations.  With Sister Camilla and Sister Gabriella co-ordinating...
8th July 2010
A week ago Maurice Price attended a three day conference and workshops of practioners from across caring professions.  Hosted at Liverpool Hope University it brought together people from medicine, universities, carers, prisons, community mental health services and supported housing.  Maurice says...
24th June 2010
Right in the middle of the World Cup and Anchor House Residents got the best of presents.  Nike have provided us with two full kits for the team and a dozen premiership standard balls.  They even topped it off with training tops for while the team are waiting to compete.  “The team really looks...
22nd June 2010
Those of us on the front line have now seen the fomula for the funding services reduced by £5.8m, previously the former Supporting People budget was woefully underfunded by at least £10m pa and the Borough that has Inner London characteristics is designated as an Outer London Borough. Whilst we...
22nd June 2010
The existing services in Newham for people concerned about their drug use are being extended by a new service at Anchor House.  A specialist Nurse from the Drug and Alcohol Service for London (DASL) will be hosting a weekly “surgery”, every Friday afternoon from 25th June 2010. The nurse will be...
18th June 2010
Kim Wilson, resident of Anchor House, is volunteering her green finger skills for the urban garden at Drug & Alcohol Service for London (DASL).  Kim has signed up for the course which asks volunteers to make a commitment of  2-3 hours each week to plan, maintain and grow their own fruit and...
17th June 2010
Anne Cooper, part of our fundraising team, will be running the British 10k London Run, on Sunday 11th July to raise funds for Anchor House. We are trying to raise money for the redevelopment of our building and to improve the facilities for our residents. This will transform Anchor House into an...
11th June 2010
National Carers Week is from 14 to 20 June and to celebrate this year’s Newham Carers Network is inviting carers of all ages to an information day on Wednesday 16 June. A carer spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family or friends. This could be caring for a...
8th June 2010
Keith Fernett, Director of Anchor House with representatives of Caritas Austria and Caritas Vienna Continuing our policy of creating a learning organisation, Keith Fernett the Director of Anchor House recently visited Austria as part of a delegation looking at how Caritas Austria and Caritas...

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