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 supports Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England, and this year runs from 13 – 19 June. The campaign, which is in its 24th year, highlights the benefits of further education and encourages adults, whatever their age or background, to get involved and discover how learning can change their life.

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Caritas Anchor House celebrates and thanks all of its volunteers

Volunteers’ Week runs from the 1 -7 June 2015, and is all about celebrating the hard work and fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make every year in the UK. Here at Caritas Anchor House, we have a dedicated Volunteering Programme which allows our residents to get involved in activities that they both enjoy and are beneficial to them.

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Home and Hope Appeal – Update

In 2011 we launched our Home and Hope Appeal with the goal of transforming our organisation and the provision of homelessness services in Newham. Four years in, and despite the tough economic climate we have faced, the appeal is progressing well. When we launched the appeal we had a target of £15.3million to be raised. […]

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Abbotswick offers a ‘Breathing Space’ for homeless residents

Caritas Anchor House residents enjoyed a three day break at the Abbotswick retreat this month. Joined by two Lifestyle Architects, seven residents spent 20th – 22nd May partaking in the ‘Breathing Space’ programme. The aim of the retreat is to provide our residents, many of whom have been marginalised by society because they are homeless […]

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Keith's Blog

Progressive language of Caritas Anchor House

In this month’s video blog, our CEO, Keith Fernett talks about the evolution of funding strategies for charities in terms of local authority and Government funding. Keith says Caritas Anchor House has changed its use of language; we do not refer to ourselves as a hostel, but rather as a residential and life skills 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.

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