Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
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...

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