Welcome to Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House is a residential and life skills centre for single homeless people. Based in the East End of London, we support over 200 people each year, giving them so much more than just a roof over their heads. Our aim is to address the root causes of homelessness and create sustainable solutions that ensure the people we help will never find themselves in that situation again.

Caritas Anchor House News

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week, running from Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd November, aims to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol and to change the drinking culture in the UK.

Organised by Alcohol Concern, the theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Facing our alcohol problem: Taking back our health and high streets’.

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Run the London Marathon for Caritas Anchor House

Up for a challenge? Join 35,000 people running one of the world’s most famous marathons and help bring hope to homeless adults in East London.

Caritas Anchor House has places available in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015, raising money to support our homeless residents rebuild their lives.

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Caritas Anchor House recognised as a Social Champion at awards

Caritas Anchor House was runner up and Highly Commended in the category of ‘Social Champion’ at the Charity Times Awards 2014 on Wednesday 22 October.

This award is given to those who have consistently delivered outstanding service to their end beneficiaries, been clear in their social changing goals and demonstrated all round excellence.

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A changing environment

As we finish the second quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House continues to adjust to the ever changing environment in the homeless sector.

We have moved a long way in reviewing our working practices and received a very positive inspection report from London Borough of Newham which recognised both our high levels of performance and our culture and ethos in turning the lives of our service users around.

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Keith's Blog

London’s Housing Crisis

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about the capital’s growing housing crisis. He states that just across the road from Caritas Anchor House, there’s a regeneration scheme building hundreds of new ‘affordable’ shared ownership flats.

However, a one bedroom flat requires an income of £38,000 and a two bedroom flat requires £43,000. Although Caritas Anchor House has a remarkable achievement of getting people into work – 37% of its client group – the salaries are usually around the minimum wage mark at £16,000 per annum.

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Keith Fernett

Director of Caritas Anchor House

Keith Fernett

Keith Fernett

Keith was appointed as Director of Anchor House in late 2004 when we were facing a turning point in our history. His performance management and change agent skills have taken the organisation through a period of exciting change.

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