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

Positivity and Performance

During the first quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House has worked hard to adapt to the changing environment of the social care sector. To compensate for the loss and alteration of services, we have stepped up our speed of operation and become more flexible, resulting in our figures remaining positive. Over 1,500 volunteering sessions […]

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Caritas Anchor House is up for three national awards!

Caritas Anchor House is delighted to announce that we are in the running for three prestigious national awards this month. We have been longlisted in the first stage of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) awards as a project displaying innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of poverty, turning lives around and reversing social breakdown. […]

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The Recovery Hub at Caritas Anchor House comes to an end

The Caritas Anchor House Recovery Hub came to an end last week, with the final Recovery Café taking place on Sunday 29th June. Over the past year, the Recovery Hub has provided a host of services for residents and members of the community who are in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse. The Hub was made up […]

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Commemorating the Great London Dock Strike

The East London Catholic community came together this week to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Great London Dock Strike at a conference, organised by Caritas Anchor House with support from the Newham Deanery. This strike saw around 130,000 dock workers walk out over low wages and desperately poor working conditions, and marked the beginning of widespread trade unionism. […]

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Keith's Blog

The Power of Positivity

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about the sense of community emerging at Caritas Anchor House. In the past, the organisation was characterised by problems with violence and alcohol and substance misuse, but over the past few years, things have changed dramatically. Now, our residents act as role models to each other, getting involved in […]

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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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  • Charity for homeless can depend on 'Anchor man'

    Outlet: The Catholic Times

    Charity for homeless can depend on 'Anchor man' PROFILE Tara H...more

  • Don't turn your back on our struggling society

    Outlet: Catholic Herald

    Don't turn your back on our struggling society Keith Fernett says...more

  • Brentwood: Bishop McMahon celebrates farewell Mass

    Outlet: Independent Catholic News

    Bishop Thomas McMahon Bishop Thomas McMahon, Bishop of...more

  • Homeless charity finds a festive balance

    Outlet: Wharf.co.uk

    With the focus often falling on families at Christmas time, the staff...more

  • Jeremy Paxman

    Outlet: Oldie, The

    Jeremy Paxman Anchor House Anchor House is an old seamen's hostel in E...more

  • Apprentice winner inspires Canning Town homeless charity

    Outlet: Newham Recorder Series - Online

    Kay Atwal, Chief Reporter Tuesday, October 16, 20...more

  • Planning law changes renew Newham housing shortage fears

    Outlet: Newham Recorder Series - Online

    Anchor House director Keith Fernett Luke Jacobs ...more

  • Fear over planning law reforms

    Outlet: Wharf.co.uk

    Government plans that could temporarily halt developments with a mix ...more

  • Director carries the flame

    Outlet: Catholic Herald

    Director carries the flame JUST a few days before the Games began...more

  • LOCAL RESIDENTS REFURBISH LAMBETH ESTATE IN CONSTRUCTION TRAINEE SCHEME

    Outlet: London Housing News

    LOCAL RESIDENTS REFURBISH LAMBETH ESTATE IN CONSTRUCTION TRAI...more

  • 'Affordable' housing definition puts Olympic pledge at risk

    Outlet: 24dash.com

    Published by Ross Macmillan for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Deve...more

  • Price rise for 'affordable' housing puts Olympic legacy under threat

    Outlet: Independent, The

    ...two-bedroom property in the new development could be classifi...more

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