Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

20th June 2019
Annual figures from Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) have shown an 18% rise on rough sleeping numbers in London - now counting a staggering 8,855 people. These figures contrast those published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, which indicated there...
17th June 2019
Amanda Dubarry, who joined Caritas Anchor House as Chief Executive in March 2018, has been appointed as Chair of the Ending Women’s Homelessness Grants Programme panel. Administered by Homeless Link, the programme will support charities working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness...
7th June 2019
Volunteering is an intrinsic part of life at Caritas Anchor House, and indeed, across the country. In 2017/18, 20.1 million (38%) people in the UK volunteered formally at least once a year and 11.8 million (22%) of people did so at least once a month. At Caritas Anchor House, not only do we offer...
7th June 2019
“At first, I have to admit I was a bit anxious. I came into Caritas Anchor House through a partnership with my university, and I was not sure of what to expect as this was my first time volunteering closely in a homelessness residential charity. "But, to be part of an organisation that offers some...
30th May 2019
Each year, we arrange a three-day residential trip in the village of Walsingham in Norfolk, famous for its religious shrines and medieval ruins. 46% of our current resident group have reported mental health issues that impact on their daily lives, and so trips such as these are crucial in...
29th May 2019
A total of 83,700 households were in bed and breakfasts and other temporary accommodation at the end of December 2018, including 124,490 children, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said. Nearly 70 per cent of those were in London alone. The latest statutory...
22nd May 2019
Homelessness and unemployment can form a vicious cycle. It is difficult to find employment whilst not living in stable accommodation, whilst the loss of a job can result in losing your home. Our Education, Training and Employment Programme supports our residents to build skills and confidence to...
19th May 2019
Starting back in 2001, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place each May, where people are encouraged to focus on one aspect of mental wellbeing. So far, the awareness week has raised awareness of topics like stress, relationships, loneliness, sleep, alcohol and friendship. This year is focussing...
30th April 2019
Our Your Space programme reaches out to the most isolated members of the community, bringing people together in a safe space. We’re so pleased its impact on the lives of Newham community members has been recognised in this way. It was established to help ease social tension in the evolving London...
29th April 2019
Last year we began our project where residents volunteer their time to cultivate a new green space to grow fruit and vegetables, which can then be prepared as meals. We have come on leaps and bounds so far. We have built our very own planters, gone on a group trip to buy seeds and bulbs, set up...

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