News from Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House supports Adult Learners Week

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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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Bevan Brittan Give and Gain at Caritas Anchor House

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The sun came out for the annual Give and Gain day this Friday at Caritas Anchor House, as residents and staff members played host to volunteers from law firm Bevan Brittan. Give and Gain day, organised by Business in the Community, is a celebration of the power of employee volunteering. The enthusiastic volunteers from Bevan […]

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Mindfulness: Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 11 – 17 May, aims to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and this year is focusing on mindfulness.

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25,000 reasons to cast your vote

Friday, May 1st, 2015

We’re excited to let you know that we have been chosen by the Aviva Community Fund to be in with a chance of winning £25,000 of funding for our Home and Hope Appeal. We’re asking all supporters of Caritas Anchor House to pledge their support, and you can do so in these easy steps: View our […]

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Homeless FA offering hope

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Neil was sleeping on the streets, and is now living in homeless organisation Caritas Anchor House. “I was going through a bad patch in my life, and felt like there was no one to support me.” Then he was offered an opportunity to play football for his country, and his outlook was changed. The Homeless […]

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Suiting up for a work placement at Freshfields law firm

Friday, May 1st, 2015

In April, Caritas Anchor House resident Thomas Thomas suited up for a successful four week work placement Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a multinational law firm and a member of the Magic Circle of elite British law firms. Having found out about Ready for Work, Business in the Community‘s national programme, from his Lifestyle Architect at Caritas […]

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London Marathon runners raise over £5,000 for Caritas Anchor House

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Congratulations and a big thank you to Greg Fernett and Dominic Biagioni who joined 35,000 people to complete the challenging London Marathon this Sunday, while helping to bring hope to homeless adults in East London.

Greg and Dom raised an impressive £5,000 for Caritas Anchor House as they were both inspired by the work which we do in trying to change the lives around of some of the capital’s most disadvantaged people.

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