Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

13th October 2011
Anchor House is on a mission to raise £9.3 million and bring regeneration to East London and its homeless residents. Anchor House is launching a ‘Home and Hope Appeal’ to redevelop its 50 year old centre and provide new education, training and rehabilitation facilities for its homeless residents...
6th October 2011
A report undertaken by experts at Oxford Economics has found that Anchor House, a residential and life-skills centre in Canning Town, Newham, provides £3.98 in benefits to society for every £1 invested in its operations. The report also found that Anchor House saved the NHS £22,000 in hospital...
5th October 2011
Anchor House staff and residents with the nuns at Abbotswick Finding solitude and peace amongst the chaos of  their lives have proven to be a life changing experience for 11 homeless residents at Anchor House. The group stayed at a country house set amongst the beautiful grounds of Abbotswick,...
30th September 2011
Anchor House Director Keith Fernett, celebrating with The Anchor House Warriors The Anchor House Warriors will now have the chance to take part in a London Borough of Newham funded coaching clinic after beating rivals Rathbone Market on the 20th September. The team, made up of 20 players...
23rd September 2011
About 3 months ago a group of female staff at Anchor House signed up to do the 14thadidas Women’s 5k Challenge in Hyde Park on Sunday 11th September 2011.  The run is a fun opportunity for women of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy themselves,  get fit and raise money for charity.   It is the...
11th August 2011
Vatican Radio speaks to Monsignor John Armitage, Vicar General of the diocese of Brentwood and Anchor House Chair, about what lies behind the violent outbreak of looting and rioting by young people in London. Monsignor John talks about how the local Catholic Church and other faith-based groups are...
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...

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