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

Local pupils sleep rough for homeless charity

A sponsored sleepout by students at Quwwat Ul Islam Girls School, Forest Gate, has raised over £800 for local homeless charity Caritas Anchor House.

Following a workshop on homelessness, given by the charity, the year 11 students swapped their warm beds for sleeping bags on the floor of the school hall in an effort to better understand the experiences of homeless people.

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Homeless Sunday: 18th January

This January, Christians across the UK will mark Homeless Sunday on 18th January with prayers, reflection and a show of solidarity.

Homelessness is a widespread problem in today’s society, with official statistics showing that more than 100,000 people approached their council as homeless in 2013 – a 26% rise over four years.

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Quality in Crisis

The third quarter of this year has seen austerity measures and changes in the commissioning regime continue to have a marked impact on our service delivery.

As one of the highest performing homeless charities in the country, we have to overcome a number of hurdles to performance put in our way by the statutory sector, including but not limited to financial.

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Highlights of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year gone by.

Throughout the year, we have continued to deliver vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever.

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Keith's Blog

Proposed West Ham Housing Development

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about the lack of affordable housing in the London Borough of Newham. Earlier today, he joined a group of Caritas Anchor House residents and local community organisations including TELCO (The East London Communities Organisation), children from St Anthony’s school and other faith based organisations to hand 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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