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

Homeless residents show star quality

Music, laughter and celebrations were the theme of the night at the annual Caritas Anchor House Awards Ceremony on Thursday. Staff, residents and community members gathered together to mark the hard work and achievements of the homeless charity’s residents, staff members and partners.

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Make It Happen: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day takes place on Sunday 8th March, marking an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women across the world and call for greater gender equality.

This year’s theme for the day is ‘Make It Happen’, a phrase that has become something of a motto for staff and residents at Caritas Anchor House. Our aim is to empower all of our residents to achieve their best and on this day, we’d like to highlight some of the remarkable achievements of our female residents.

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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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Keith's Blog

After Care

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about his recent interactions with former residents of Caritas Anchor House.

He states that the charity is becoming a hub not just for those who are currently homeless, but those who have been homeless in the past.

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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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