Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
1st January 2014
Anchor House is pleased to announce that from today, 1st January 2014, we will be known as Caritas Anchor House. This is part of a planned move towards becoming a community focused centre of excellence and innovation, and whilst we will remain in essence the same organisation, the addition of...
19th December 2013
Anchor House has been awarded a £25,000 grant to help strengthen essential services for homeless people in Newham. The grant is part of £120,875 awarded to six homeless organisations in England this month, and comes from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Future Ready Fund....
11th December 2013
2013 has been an exciting, albeit challenging, year at Anchor House and as the year draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to look back over some of our particular highlights As an organisation, we have always prided ourselves on our ability to adapt to meet new challenges and as a...
5th December 2013
Today is International Volunteer Day, an event that aims to celebrate the act of volunteering and recognise those who give up their time to help others. At Anchor House, an important step towards independence for our residents is the development of their employability, self-esteem and skills, and...
3rd December 2013
World Aids Day takes place on 1st December each year and aims to raise awareness of HIV. This disease is one of the most destructive pandemics in history, being the cause of more than 25 million deaths between 1981 and 2007. Today, although scientific advances have helped us to understand the...
22nd November 2013
Please see the latest news from our partner, CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network): Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Trustee of Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) has called upon parliamentarians to take inspiration from Pope Francis and be a “voice on poverty in our world...

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