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

A Changing Environment

As we finish the second quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House continues to adjust to the ever changing environment in the homeless sector.

We have moved a long way in reviewing our working practices and received a very positive inspection report from London Borough of Newham which recognised both our high levels of performance and our culture and ethos in turning the lives of our service users around.

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Paxman challenges perceptions on World Homeless Day

Jeremy Paxman has praised an East London charity’s work to provide a sustainable path out of homelessness as “the only answer to a worldwide problem”.

The comment was made at a reception to mark World Homeless Day at the House of Lords, put on by homeless charity Caritas Anchor House and sponsored by Foehn.

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Stoptober: The 28 Day Challenge

This year’s Stoptober campaign launched on Wednesday 1st October, with over 200,000 people already signed up to take part.

Organised by the NHS, Stoptober challenges people to go smoke-free for 28 days – after which they’re five times more likely to stop smoking for good. The benefits of quitting range from reduced risk of illnesses such as lung cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke, to improvements in sense of taste and smell.

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Director takes on Annapurna

At Caritas Anchor House, a homeless charity in the second most deprived borough in the country, sometimes it can feel like we have a mountain of challenges to overcome.

Budget cuts, heavy demand for services and the increasing complexity of service user needs all take their toll, but this November our Director Keith Fernett has decided to exchange one mountain for another and is trekking across the foothills of Annapurna with four friends.

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Keith's Blog

Community Resilience

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about what Caritas Anchor House is doing to improve health and resilience within the local community.

Over the last few months, the charity has been in discussions with the health service, clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, foundation trusts, researchers and government agencies, to look at developing a new cost effective model for the health agenda.

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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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