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

Caritas Anchor House gets creative at workshop

This Saturday, the residents and service users of Caritas Anchor House and ASK Newham participated in a creative wellbeing workshop and ‘Light and Dark’ music studio. The workshop was hosted at Caritas Anchor House and run by Ingeenium, a creativity centred charity that provides participant-led arts projects for the people of London. The theme of the day was wellbeing, and residents and service users got to take part in relaxation activities, such as arts and crafts, designed to improve their mental wellbeing.

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Caritas Anchor House residents take on the Power Programme

A group of Caritas Anchor House residents are engaging with a new self-empowerment course – the Power Programme. The Power Programme is delivered by Catalyst in Communities, a not for profit social enterprise which works with marginalised community groups, and is funded by the People’s Health Trust. Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to those who have been affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and offending, and was chosen by Catalyst in Communities for the two-year Power Programme.

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Secretary of State praises Caritas Anchor House in exclusive visit

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, has praised Caritas Anchor House for their transformative work and comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness. During a visit to the charity, Mr Duncan Smith met with residents of Caritas Anchor House, which offers a home and support to over 230 homeless people each year in Newham, East London. The residents shared their experiences of homelessness and how Caritas Anchor House was supporting them to rebuild their lives.

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A night with the Suited and Booted Charity

Caritas Anchor House’s partners, Suited and Booted, are hosting an evening of entertainment in the Middle Temple Hall on Monday 25 January 2016. Caritas Anchor House’s partners, Suited and Booted, are hosting an evening of entertainment in the Middle Temple Hall on Monday 25 January 2016. The evening, featuring Dame Sian Phillips, the English Chamber Choir and Cyrus the Magician, is a fundraising event for Suited and Booted, which works with public agencies to help unemployed and vulnerable men get back into work.

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Keith's Blog

Charity Governance

In his latest video blog, Chief Executive Keith Fernett reflects on the changes he has witnessed in the area of governance of charities. Keith says organisations have not been able to differentiate between charities working towards the common good, and those that are not. He notes the recent problems in fundraising, and that larger charities, […]

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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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