Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
7th June 2010
Anchor House has been awarded a three year contract to manage St Marks Community Centre in Beckton East London for the Chelmsford Diocese. St Marks houses twelve community organisations in a co-location service delivery model for the Beckton Community. Anchor House and St Marks work together in...
25th May 2010
Adult Learners' week is Britain's largest and longest-running learning campaign. For one week every May the campaign aims to raise awareness of the possibilities for further education and encourages many adults, whatever their age and background to have a go at learning a new skill.  Jorge Graca...
17th May 2010
Anchor House was very sad to hear the news about Newham’s Labour MP and former Treasury Minister Stephen Timms who was stabbed twice in the stomach as he held a constituency surgery last week.  Last year Stephen Timms visited Anchor House in his capacity as communications minister in charge of the...
14th May 2010
Anchor House hosted an inspirational event today for 60 people with disabilities to enable them to consider training opportunities. Anchor House, the lifeskills and residential centre for the Homeless in Canning Town hosted a training assessment day for 60 disabled people. The day was organised by...
6th May 2010
Aggrie Chikiwa, Functional Skills Coordinator at Anchor House has sadly attended the last graduation ceremony held at Building Craft College. This award-winning and valuable partnership is no longer to receive funding because it has been deemed “no longer innovative” [sic]  Anchor House has...

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