Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

26th June 2013
Anchor House is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Charity Times Awards 2013, in the category of Social Champion. Now in its fourteenth year, the Charity Times Awards aim to honour and acknowledge the work of outstanding professionals working in charity management and raise the...
19th June 2013
Anchor House's RideLondon TeamFrom left to right: Derek, Malik, James and Jamie In just over a month’s time, four staff members from Anchor House will be taking on the Prudential RideLondon Business Relay. On Sunday 4th August, Derek, Malik, James and Jamie will cycle an impressive 25 miles...
4th June 2013
Volunteers' Week 2013 runs from 1st – 7th June, and this year’s special focus is on saying ‘Thank you’ to all the volunteers who regularly get involved and help their community. Here at Anchor House, we have a thriving volunteering programme that covers a wide range of activities including street...
3rd June 2013
As part of their Living with Poverty series, the BBC recently interviewed Anchor House Director Keith Fernett and residents Kevin, Bruk and Louis for a documentary entitled ‘Mind the Gap’. The programme aired on Wednesday 22nd May, with a note of special thanks to Anchor House for their help in...
28th May 2013
Anchor House recently marked the sixth annual Give and Gain Day with a visit from ten very enthusiastic volunteers from BioMed Central, a scientific publisher of 252 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. The volunteers ran a CV employability workshop in the morning, holding 1:1 sessions...
28th May 2013
Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green have been raising money in aid of Anchor House, and as the school year comes to an end, they have made an amazing donation of £2,293.61! Students from Years 10 – 13 were inspired to get involved following a visit from Anchor House’s Community...
21st May 2013
Former Anchor House resident Penny is up for an award at Look Ahead’s Customer Reward and Recognition Event 2013. Chosen to be one of the final few candidates out of 100 entrants, Penny was nominated by her floating support worker for the ‘Most Committed Customer’ award. “When I heard that I’d...
17th May 2013
Anchor House Director, Keith Fernett, spoke this week about how Anchor House approaches the concept of Big Society and what the organisation is doing to help the local community. “We as an organisation believe that we are a Big Society organisation with reach into all parts of the borough that we...
17th May 2013
Anchor House director Keith Fernett with Patron Julie Etchingham Euromoney’s FX Survey Awards dinner took place last week on the 8th May 2013 and Anchor House was delighted to be their chosen Charity of the Year. The evening saw a host of awards, comedy and charitable giving, with celebrity...
7th May 2013
In just three months’ time, on 27-28 July, the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon takes place and thirteen brave individuals from Euromoney are going to swim, cycle and run their way to the finish line in aid of Anchor House, a residential and life skills centre based in Canning Town. Made up of...

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