Caritas Anchor House

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Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

21st September 2018
Photo of the Abbey Grounds in Walsingham, Norfolk
This September, Caritas Anchor House visited Dowry House for a three day retreat in Little Walsingham, Norfolk as part of our Wellbeing Programme. The purpose of this trip is to provide a peaceful retreat for our residents, particularly as many of our residents struggle with anxiety, depression and...
19th September 2018
Group of people at the Connecting Elders group
Article contributed by Pinnacle PSG - one of Caritas Anchor House's valued partners. Your Space, led by Tallat Bhatti has been privileged to build on the supportive partnership with Pinnacle Housing, namely the residential complex in 55 Ruscoe Road. This partnership has led us to develop a valued...
14th September 2018
Remember a Charity Week logo
Homelessness can be devastating, particularly as we head into winter. But it’s not an issue that should only be considered in the cold months, or when headline figures hit the press. Though visible, rough sleeping in far from the full picture of homelessness. The vast majority of homeless people...
13th September 2018
Homeless Sunday logo
On Sunday 7th October 2018, we’re asking parishes to come together to mark Homeless Sunday and demonstrate their solidarity with those experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is a huge problem in our communities and continues to rise at an alarming rate. Right now, an estimated 1 in 200 people in...
10th September 2018
Poster for World Suicide Prevention Day
In the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,000 people die by suicide a year - an average of 18 a day. The risk of homeless people taking their own life is three and a half times to nearly five times the national average.  Reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time can be a...
5th September 2018
Photo of the Job Centre
The welfare system exists to support people on low incomes and those with specific needs. However, many of those who are struggling are still not aware they could be entitled to claim benefits, or are deterred by the complexities of the system. That’s why this month, Mind in Tower Hamlets and...
29th August 2018
Donations of food
Harvest Festival is annual celebration which occurs at different times across the world depending on the region’s harvest. In the UK, the Harvest Festival is determined by the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox, typically between 21-23 September. During this time of year, farmers...
29th August 2018
Clifford Chance logo
Law firm Clifford Chance has its London HQ based in Canary Wharf, just a stone’s throw away from Caritas Anchor House. Despite spanning five continents, Clifford Chance graciously committed their Responsible Business ideals locally when they came to us offering their help. Our valued partnership...
24th August 2018
Service user and Your Space Coordinator in conversation
Tell us about the Your Space programme. Your Space is all about giving Newham residents a safe space to find their voice, increase their understanding of their own and others’ feelings, and build positive connections with community members. It’s simple but difficult to pause what’s happening in...
15th August 2018
The Government's Rough Sleeper Strategy
“Here at Caritas Anchor House we welcome the Government’s Rough Sleeper Strategy, and are glad that their promise to end rough sleeping by 2027 is being backed by funding and planning. “The number of people sleeping rough has been growing consistently over the last decade. 4,751 people are...

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