Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

4th October 2016
The Homelessness Reduction Bill is a chance to make the most significant reform to homelessness law for 40 years, through placing new duties on councils to prevent and relieve a person’s homelessness even if they do not fit under the existing “priority need” category. With the second reading...
4th October 2016
World Homeless Day takes place on 10th October each year, and aims to draw attention to the needs of the estimated 100 million people globally who are without a place to live.Across England, homelessness continues to rise at an alarming rate. The number of people sleeping rough in the country has...
13th September 2016
Writing a will allows people to provide for their loved ones after they have gone. Alongside supporting family and friends, many people choose to remember a charity in their will to leave a legacy of hope. Leaving a legacy to Caritas Anchor House, however great or small, will allow us to continue...
2nd September 2016
If fewer than 100 MPs attend the debate on 28 October, parliamentary rules mean that just one opponent will be able to stop the bill and it could be scrapped without even going to a vote. That’s why we need you to write to your MP and urge them to attend the debate and back the bill. Click here to...
30th August 2016
Drug use and drug dependence are known causes of premature mortality, with drug poisoning accounting for 1 in 7 deaths among people in their 20s and 30s in 2014 in the UK. There are many causes of homelessness including drug misuse, but similarly, due to the high levels of stress and anxiety of...
26th August 2016
The bill could help stop homeless people getting turned away when they approach their council and is a major step to ending homelessness. However, unless 100 or more MPs attend the first debate, parliamentary rules mean that just one MP will be able to stop the bill. To ensure this vital bill gets...
26th August 2016
There are currently over 20,800 people living with diabetes in the borough and more than 1,600 people are newly diagnosed each year.[1] Current estimates place five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which costs the NHS £8.8 billion every year. The holistic...
22nd August 2016
Caritas Anchor House offers a home to 115 homeless people, as well as the support they need to transform their lives. As part of our holistic Aspirations Programme we address each aspect of our resident’s lives, including health and wellbeing.  We encourage each of our residents to register with a...
2nd August 2016
“Being at Caritas Anchor House has opened extraordinary doors of opportunity for me.” Anthony found himself homeless when his landlord sold the property he was renting. Having lost his job as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutor, Anthony was short on money and unable to afford...
2nd August 2016
The route into homelessness is often complex, and many of those we help have experienced unemployment, poor mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and offending, or a combination of these needs. To ensure our residents receive the best support, we harness the power of collaboration and...

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