Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

4th February 2013
As the austerity measures start to bite, the consistency of service delivery has been difficult to maintain as we have had to be able to deal with innumerable problems. In one week some 32 residents had their benefits suspended, mostly for very arbitrary reasons; partnership working with the...
14th January 2013
Every year Bishop Thomas McMahon, of the Brentwood Diocese, pays a pastoral visit to Anchor House and the Friars of the renewal who both operate services for homeless and disadvantaged people in Canning Town. At Anchor House, Bishop Thomas met a cross section of staff and residents as he held in...
20th November 2012
Are you worried about the amount of alcohol you drink? Are you worried about a friend or relative and need some advice? Not sure what services in Newham can help you? As part of this year's National Alcohol Awareness Week (19-25 November) Anchor House are raising awareness of the effects of...
20th November 2012
This Christmas, St Katharine Docks will host a Winter Wonderland theme on Marble Quay each Friday in the lead up to the Christmas holidays, with the Anchor House choir singing your favourite traditional carols. The choir, made up of homeless residents, will be joining choirs from Freshfields...
12th October 2012
On Thursday 11th October 2012, as part of Fareshare’s volunteering programme, we were joined by Thomas Tiley of Elanco who spent the day working with our chefs and resident volunteers in the kitchen of our homelessness charity. Elanco is a partner organisation of Fareshare, who support and...
3rd October 2012
On the 10th of October 2012 millions of people around the world will mark World Homeless Day in various ways to change the lives of homeless people in their local community. Anchor House is calling on the public to help raise money in aid of some of London’s most vulnerable people. The money...
25th September 2012
Tim Campbell MBE, an English businessman best known as the winner of the first series of The Apprentice, visited East London homelessness charity Anchor House this week, in an effort to inspire the residents to fulfil their dreams. Tim, 35, was born in Plaistow - just down the road from the...
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...

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