Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
21st November 2013
East London charity, Anchor House, has been awarded £150,000 to tackle rough sleeping in Newham. Anchor House is one of the 30 projects across the country to benefit from the latest instalment of the multi-million pound Homelessness Transition Fund, which is administered by Homeless Link and...
18th November 2013
Alcohol Awareness Week runs from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th November 2013, and across the UK organisations will be putting on events to encourage discussion around the serious issue of alcohol misuse. Organised by Alcohol Concern, this year's theme is 'Conversations about Alcohol' and the week’s...
18th October 2013
Over the past quarter, Anchor House has seen the continuation of changes started around six months ago. We are continuing to receive referrals with increasingly complex needs, something which is reflected in the Specialist Needs statistics. During the last three months, we have seen our Housing...
17th October 2013
Anchor House was runner up and Highly Commended in the category of ‘Social Champion’ at the Charity Times Awards 2013 last night. Described as a charity ‘exploring new paradigms of service delivery, achieving ground-breaking results, and contributing to the intellectual debate about the future of...

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