News from Caritas Anchor House

We need action on mental health services

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A staggering one in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. Though this is a headline grabbing figure, mental health continues to be the poor relation to physical health in the UK. A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that only 24% of adults with common mental health problems will receive treatment, compared to 94% of people with diabetes. Mental health also falls behind in terms of funding too, receives just 13% of NHS funding.

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Caritas Anchor House gets creative at workshop

Friday, February 5th, 2016

This Saturday, the residents and service users of Caritas Anchor House and ASK Newham participated in a creative wellbeing workshop and ‘Light and Dark’ music studio. The workshop was hosted at Caritas Anchor House and run by Ingeenium, a creativity centred charity that provides participant-led arts projects for the people of London. The theme of the day was wellbeing, and residents and service users got to take part in relaxation activities, such as arts and crafts, designed to improve their mental wellbeing.

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Caritas Anchor House residents take on the Power Programme

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A group of Caritas Anchor House residents are engaging with a new self-empowerment course – the Power Programme. The Power Programme is delivered by Catalyst in Communities, a not for profit social enterprise which works with marginalised community groups, and is funded by the People’s Health Trust. Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to those who have been affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and offending, and was chosen by Catalyst in Communities for the two-year Power Programme.

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Secretary of State praises Caritas Anchor House in exclusive visit

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, has praised Caritas Anchor House for their transformative work and comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness. During a visit to the charity, Mr Duncan Smith met with residents of Caritas Anchor House, which offers a home and support to over 230 homeless people each year in Newham, East London. The residents shared their experiences of homelessness and how Caritas Anchor House was supporting them to rebuild their lives.

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A night with the Suited and Booted Charity

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Caritas Anchor House’s partners, Suited and Booted, are hosting an evening of entertainment in the Middle Temple Hall on Monday 25 January 2016. Caritas Anchor House’s partners, Suited and Booted, are hosting an evening of entertainment in the Middle Temple Hall on Monday 25 January 2016. The evening, featuring Dame Sian Phillips, the English Chamber Choir and Cyrus the Magician, is a fundraising event for Suited and Booted, which works with public agencies to help unemployed and vulnerable men get back into work.

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Quwwat-Ul-Islam Girls’ School raises over £1,000 for Caritas Anchor House

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

A sponsored sleepout and Winter Bazaar by students at Quwwat-Ul-Islam Girls’ School, Forest Gate, has raised £1,350 for homeless charity Caritas Anchor House. Following on from a workshop given by the charity, the Year 10 pupils were inspired to swap their warm beds for sleeping bags on the floor of the school hall to better understand the experiences of homeless people, and to raise funds for their local homeless charity.

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Highlights of 2015

Monday, December 21st, 2015

With Christmas and the New Year nearly upon us, we’ve taken a look back and reflected on the year gone by. Throughout the year, we have continued to deliver vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever. On top of this, we received visits from celebrities, were recognised in national and local charity awards and held a highly successful reception at the House of Lords.

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Launch of new service for deaf people in East London

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

A new service for deaf people has been launched at St Mark’s Community Centre in Beckton, run by Caritas Anchor House. Friends Deaf Club occurs on the third Friday of each month, and is the first of its kind in the local area. The club will act as a community centre for deaf people and will offer advice from the London Deaf Information Service, as well as presentations on various topics such as crime prevention, employment, health and safety and travel.

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Caritas Anchor House awarded £300,000 to help homeless people get jobs

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Caritas Anchor House has been awarded £299,960 to support homeless people into education and employment. Announced today, Caritas Anchor House is one of multiple projects across the country to benefit from The Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme, to support communities most in need to give people better chances. The Big Lottery Fund distributes 40% […]

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Caritas Anchor House at Remaking Reality

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

This month, Caritas Anchor House held an exclusive evening reception of Remaking Reality, an art exhibition taking place at La Galleria in Pall Mall. The exhibition was hosted by four distinguished artists; Emma Pawle, Wendy Hannam, Olivia Pethybridge and Annabel Ridley, who chose to support the work of Caritas Anchor House by donating a percentage of the proceeds from the night to us.

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