Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

14th September 2012
On the 12th of September, we were joined by two guys who teamed up to deliver a truly inspirational presentation to our homeless residents, to challenge any preconceptions they might have had on what they can achieve. The presentation, titled Master Your Destiny Now, is an amazing collaboration...
10th August 2012
As Anchor House Director Keith Fernett tells  BBC Newsnight, in a borough where there are 35,000 people on the housing waiting list, renting a £750 pm house is not an option. To see the full story, please click on the following link (40:22 min onwards): Keith on BBC Newsnight on the Olympics legacy
27th July 2012
Anchor House has been interested in the concept of volunteering for a long time, as a meaningful way of reengaging our homeless residents back into society. However, it has become clear that there is an exploitation of homeless people, who have suffered as promises of employment opportunities have...
27th July 2012
Those invited to the sneak previews of the £27m spectacle were urged personally by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle to 'save the surprise' for the estimated one billion around the world who will tune in to watch on Friday night. Resident, Kevin, said of the rehearsal “I will save the...
25th July 2012
With just a few days to go until the Games kick off, on Monday the Olympic flame travelled through the London Borough of Bromley, carried by the Director of an east London homelessness charity. Keith Fernett, Director of Anchor House in Canning Town, took part in the latest leg of the UK torch...
20th July 2012
  Sir Robin Wales, Aggrie Chikiwa, Cllr Lester Hudson   On Thursday 5th July, Aggrie Chikiwa – our Head of Education, Training and Employment – attended Newham council’s Inspiring People awards ceremony to collect his award for being an inspiration in employment and training. The awards, held...
15th June 2012
  On Monday 11th June 2012, four trainees from the British Transport Police joined us for a week placement at Anchor House. These placements take place several times a year, and help build on relations between Anchor House, our homeless residents, and the police. As part of their training the...
1st June 2012
Anchor House was proud to be the chosen charity of the year for the Euroweek Bond Dinner which took place on Tuesday 15th May 2012. The event saw the most important funding officials and bankers from the bond markets come together at London’s Guildhall for their gala dinner – an evening of awards,...
29th May 2012
On Wednesday 16th May 2012, a group of 14 staff and residents stayed at Abbotswick, a beautiful country house in Brentwood Essex, as a 3 day spiritual retreat. It was the fourth time such a trip has been organised, and this time the residents were joined by the Director, and two Lifestyle...
18th May 2012
The Appeal aims to transform Anchor House into a 21st century facility and fit-for-purpose complex, so we are able to continue to turn around the lives of East London’s homeless. On the night, Anchor House Patron and former boxing champion Barry McGuigan MBE made a special guest appearance with...

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