Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

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Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

6th March 2018
Staff, residents and CWAP members
We were delighted to attend the Charity Walk for Peace Reception on Friday 2nd March, where we were able to meet and hear from the organisers of this wonderful community engagement and fundraising event. The strong sense of excitement and achievement from both the Charity Walk for Peace team, and...
27th February 2018
UK housing awards logo
As the biggest award ceremony of their kind, the UK Housing Awards showcase the very best the housing sector has to offer. This nomination recognises that Caritas Anchor House has an innovative approach, and remains resolute in ensuring that those who come to us for help never experience life...
26th February 2018
photo of good hotel
Jason has been at Caritas Anchor House since July 2016, joining us after a long period of sofa surfing and instability in his life. After finding his feet he began working on his employability, and has taken part in a several work placements to find the right area and environment for him. Jason is...
19th February 2018
resident cutting hair
Nurture Academy aims to empower members of the community to learn new skills and build confidence in their ability to do so, while providing a safe, nurturing environment. The organisations roots are in the art of braiding and barbering, and it is these skills that residents were able to explore...
1st February 2018
Elif holding a sign
Thursday 1st February marks Time to Talk day, a national event founded by Time To Change, where we are all encouraged to take the time to talk about our mental health. Statistics show that around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year, but many of those will suffer in...
25th January 2018
piggy bank
The residents of Caritas Anchor House were kindly invited by MyBnk to a four day course following on from a tester session held last week. MyBnk brings financial education and enterprise to life for young people, and takes a unique approach in building their programmes with the young people...
22nd January 2018
Andy Haines, Acting CEO
The bill seeks to set new standards for rented homes, requiring landlords and agents to ensure rental properties are fit for human habitation and giving tenants’ legal rights when they are not. Landlords and agents already have to ensure properties are not kept in a state of ‘disrepair’, but are...
9th January 2018
New Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House
Amanda joins the charity following 22 years at Step by Step, where she is Chief Executive and has been largely responsible for the diversification and growth of the charity. Step by Step works with young people who are facing adversity, including homelessness, to realise their aspirations and reach...
18th December 2017
Christmas present
But for over 300,000 homeless people in Britain, it's like any other time of the year - a battle to survive. In the London Borough of Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, one in every 25 people are homeless – the highest in the country. This Christmas, the people who Caritas Anchor House...
18th December 2017
With the support of so many people, 2017 has been a time to celebrate. Caritas Anchor House provided a home and support to more homeless people than ever before, and held an event themed Building New Beginnings to celebrate this milestone with those who made it possible. We marked World...