Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

7th July 2011
Normally Jeremy Paxman is the one telling the compelling story. But yesterday the BBC journalist and now Patron of homeless charity, Anchor House, listened intently as some of East London’s homeless residents recalled what it was like for them without the support of their family and friends....
25th May 2011
A party of 10 residents and 2 staff,  myself and director Keith Fernett, left Anchor House on Wednesday 18th May for a 3 day spiritual retreat at Abbotswick, a country house set in beautiful grounds in the Essex countryside. Last year was the first year that we introduced people to our ‘Breathing...
20th May 2011
He’s working in his ‘ideal job’ and certificates ‘litter his walls’, but for Cameron, a resident of Anchor House, life has not always been like this. As part of Adult Learners’ Week which runs from the 14 – 20 May, Cameron is motivating others to learn, hoping it will turn their lives around –...
17th May 2011
Barbara Windsor MBE with Anchor House residents and staff Former Carry On and EastEnder actress, Barbara Windsor MBE, has joined former World Boxing Champion and ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen winner, Barry McGuigan MBE, to help raise much needed funds for award winning homeless charity Anchor House....
6th May 2011
Anchor House’s residents turned on their football skills as professional footballers taught them freestyle tricks as part of the UEFA Champions League Trophy tour of London. As part of its grand tour to Wembley, Anchor House was chosen to host the trophies of the UEFA Champions League and the...
4th May 2011
For homeless resident, Richard Luiki, holding the UEFA Champions League Trophy has always been a life-long dream and one that will be within his grasp thanks to Anchor House. The award winning residential/life skills centre in East London will have the honour of hosting the prestigious cup on...
9th April 2011
This production was runner-up for the Michael Whippman prize for use of technology, an award that Anchor House has won for the past two years. It has also been shortlisted for the Third Sector Award for The Best Use of Technology in the Third sector. The video features past and present residents...
20th March 2011
Anchor House features on Australian radio as a pro-active charity embracing the UK government’s "The Big Society" initiative. Listen to Anchor House Director Keith Fernett showing ABC presenter Wendy Barnaby around the education and life-skills facilities of Anchor House. Hear from some of our...
22nd February 2011
L-R: Anchor House Director Keith Fernett welcomes Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE as a Patron of its Home and Hope Capital Appeal (photo courtesy of East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre). Anchor House has recently welcomed Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE, Chairman of London’s oldest mosque and...
21st January 2011
BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman and former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe have joined the growing list of celebrities rolling up their sleeves to combat homelessness in East London. They have agreed to be Patrons of the award winning homeless charity, Anchor House, located in the...

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