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

Giving the Homeless a Voice

At Caritas Anchor House, we know that each person has a story to tell, and now, with the help of Newham based youth project You Press, you can hear some of them. On Friday 25th April, ten young artists will perform at the One Story, Our Voice event in Stratford, using poetry, spoken word and music to narrate the experiences […]

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Overcoming Challenges

During the last quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House has continued to see changes in the social care sector, particularly around the issue of homelessness. There has been a major change in the profile of received referrals and this quarter, some 90 of our residents had one of more of the following needs: mental […]

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Catholic and Anglican Bishops Visit East London Homeless

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Brentwood and the Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford visited Caritas Anchor House on Friday as part of ‘Listen To God: Hear the Poor‘ week. This joint initiative between Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols aims to highlight the efforts of Christians who work with those in need and runs from […]

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Housing Benefit Changes Take Effect

New housing benefit regulations came into effect on 1st April 2014, which put strict limitations on migrants from the European Economic Area (EEA). In the future, migrants will not be eligible for housing benefit unless they gain employment, and after that employment period ends, they can only claim housing benefit for a further six months. […]

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Keith's Blog

A Place of Last Resort

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks candidly about the role Caritas Anchor House is playing as place of last resort in society. Like many homeless and third sector organisations, the charity is facing challenges against a backdrop of 20% budget cuts and local authorities being unable to commission services. Keith reflects on […]

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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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