Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

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Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

12th July 2018
wellbeing poster
Homeless Link reported that up to 80% of people experiencing homelessness have mental health needs. Here at Caritas Anchor House, we try to improve the mental wellbeing of our service users in various ways which reflect the NHS recommendations. For example we provide conversational clubs where...
6th July 2018
“This is a cause close to my heart. I have always been passionate about helping those in need, particularly people living without a home, so it is a real pleasure to join the team at Caritas Anchor House” – Siva Selliah, newly appointed Director of Finance. Having worked in finance for over 20...
27th June 2018
CAH staff residents and volunteers at housing heroes awards
On Monday 25th June the Housing Heroes Awards took place in Manchester, with a glamorous evening to celebrate achievements of the year. Organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing, these awards recognise and congratulate the individuals and teams who are truly heroes in...
20th June 2018
london borough of newham
Refugee Week started in 1998 in response to the hostility seen in media and society towards refugees and asylum seekers. Now, as an established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week is a nationwide celebration which promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary....
18th June 2018
One Newham logo
What is One Newham?        It is a new entity that will tender for and manage contracts and grants on behalf of consortia of local voluntary and community organisations. It has been set up by local voluntary and community organisations because we are committed to bringing significant new funding...
13th June 2018
edith avenue
This week figures released by Shelter show that a total of 1.15 million households were on waiting lists for housing last year. However with only 290,000 homes made available, a national shortfall of more than 800,000 homes exists. Almost two-thirds (65%) of families had been on lists for more than...
11th June 2018
Neena holding a sign
What made you want to volunteer at Caritas Anchor House? I have always wanted to do some work to support people experiencing homelessness, but have not had the opportunity. When I saw the advert for Caritas Anchor House’s volunteer position supporting the mental health and wellbeing programme, I...
29th May 2018
Ramadan Mubarak text
During this month those of Muslim faith will fast between sunrise and sunset. This is one of the Five Pillars of Islam - obligations which weaves a person’s beliefs into their everyday activities. Caritas Anchor House is multi-faith organisation, welcoming individuals from all religious...
25th May 2018
tesco poster
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.  Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award, and Caritas...
22nd May 2018
tommy speaking
Research has shown that two thirds of the population will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. For those experiencing homelessness, the prevalence is even higher. In a Homeless Link survey, 80% of respondents reported experiencing mental health issues, and 45% had a diagnosed...