Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

26th October 2017
Housing benefit form
The proposed Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap would have seen a cap on the amount of rent that housing benefit would cover in the social sector, applied in April 2019. It would have hit the most vulnerable in our society, and could have led to rent arrears and increased risks of people becoming...
19th October 2017
Visit to Norfolk
This October, six residents and two Lifestyle Architects travelled to Norfolk for a three day retreat in seek of some tranquillity. Staying at the Dowry House Retreat in the village of Walsingham, the trip provided residents with a safe place for relaxation, the opportunity to reflect, and to focus...
18th October 2017
a group of your space members having tea
World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October each year, and this year, our Your Space group reflected on the importance of taking time out to connect with each other. At Your Space’s sessions that week, special attention was paid to the importance of having conversations every day and...
17th October 2017
photo of people at an event
We would like to thank Linda for her leadership, commitment and significant contribution over her seven years with the charity.  She will be greatly missed by staff and residents, and we wish her every success in the future. We are currently recruiting for a new Chief Executive who we hope will be...
13th October 2017
two men filling out a form
That’s why residents at Caritas Anchor House engage with our Education, Training and Employment (ETE) Programme. With support and guidance, residents explore their motivators, existing skills and development ambitions. Once a resident knows the type of job they’d like to secure, they work with...
11th October 2017
NHS mobile van outside
Caritas Anchor House offers a home to over 250 homeless people each year and gives them the supported needed to rebuild their lives. As part of our Aspirations Programme we address each aspect of our residents’ lives, including their health and wellbeing.  The session was run by a Vaccine Nurse...
10th October 2017
Ball on grass
As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalised and sent to the bench for two minutes. Players must also ensure that there are no over head-height kicks. It’s designed to help people keep an active lifestyle...
6th October 2017
Staff residents and volunteers at World Homeless Day
At a reception to mark World Homeless Day, guests were encouraged to tackle the global issue of homelessness on a local level by supporting charities working to make a difference. Held in the House of Lords, it was organised by  Caritas Anchor House and hosted by Field Marshal Lord Guthrie. Lord...
29th September 2017
staff residents and volunteers at world homeless day event
World Homeless Day occurs in October each year and aims to draw attention to the estimated 100 million[1] people who are without a home worldwide. Despite being the fifth largest economy in the world, more than a quarter of a million people have nowhere to live in England alone. In Newham, where...
31st August 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day poster
In the UK, drug poisoning accounted for 3,744 deaths in 2016 – the highest since comparable statistics began in 1993 [1]. Sadly, many of these deaths could have been prevented if people received clear information about the risk factors surrounding drug use and had better access to support services...

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