News from Caritas Anchor House

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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Aspirations and constraints

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The last quarter of our reporting year, 5 January – 4 April 2015, has seen the closure of our rough sleepers assessment centre and the commencement of works on site to build independent accommodation units and training facilities. Due to existing space having been demolished, our services and therefore outcomes will decrease over the next […]

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Homeless residents show star quality

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Music, laughter and celebrations were the theme of the night at the annual Caritas Anchor House Awards Ceremony on Thursday. Staff, residents and community members gathered together to mark the hard work and achievements of the homeless charity’s residents, staff members and partners.

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Make It Happen: International Women’s Day

Friday, March 6th, 2015

International Women’s Day takes place on Sunday 8th March, marking an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women across the world and call for greater gender equality.

This year’s theme for the day is ‘Make It Happen’, a phrase that has become something of a motto for staff and residents at Caritas Anchor House. Our aim is to empower all of our residents to achieve their best and on this day, we’d like to highlight some of the remarkable achievements of our female residents.

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Local pupils sleep rough for homeless charity

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A sponsored sleepout by students at Quwwat Ul Islam Girls School, Forest Gate, has raised over £800 for local homeless charity Caritas Anchor House.

Following a workshop on homelessness, given by the charity, the year 11 students swapped their warm beds for sleeping bags on the floor of the school hall in an effort to better understand the experiences of homeless people.

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