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

Rethink and Remember

Rethink and Remember is the theme of this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

Held on 31st August each year, this day is centered around prevention and remembrance and aims to both raise awareness of overdose and also acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have lost their lives or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

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Celebrating the Cardinal’s Peace

On Sunday 14th September, Cardinal Vincent Nichols will lead a Mass celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Great Dock Strike.

This strike saw around 130,000 dock workers walk out over low wages and desperately poor working conditions and it was Cardinal Manning, then the Archbishop of Westminster, whose attempts at conciliation between the dock workers and employers helped bring about the end of the strike on 14th September 1889.

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100mile Bike Ride To Break Cycle Of Homelessness

On Sunday 10th August, four staff members from Caritas Anchor House will be gearing up for an epic 100mile bicycle relay.

On top of their usual jobs of fundraising (Kate and Zoe), working with rough sleepers (Jamie) and heading up Reception (Malik), they will be taking on the Prudential RideLondon Business Relay.

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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.

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Keith's Blog

Developing a Community Resilience Centre

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about Caritas Anchor House’s exciting plans for the future.

Based on the charity’s excellent track record of service delivery and performance management, plans are in progress to develop a Community Resilience Centre.

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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.

Newsfeed

  • 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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