News from Caritas Anchor House

Overcoming Challenges

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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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Chair of Trustees – Cardinal Hume Centre

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House is advertising this post on behalf of The Cardinal Hume Centre, a Catholic charity that works with young homeless people and shares similar ideals to our own. The Cardinal Hume Centre is looking for a new Chair to lead the Trustees and to be responsible for the strategic direction, governance and development of this […]

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The Big Issue Launches Subscription Service

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Big Issue launched its subscription service on 1st April, in partnership with Caritas Anchor House. This initiative hopes to make it easier for the public to support those without a home and is specifically aimed at people who do not have a vendor in their area or are unable to get a copy of the magazine […]

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Residents shine at Awards Ceremony

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Caritas Anchor House Awards Ceremony was celebrated in style on Thursday 13th March. Once a year, this event aims to recognise the hard work and achievements of the charity’s residents and staff. Guests were treated to stunning performances from St Angela’s and St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form choir, double act Two Different Roads and staff […]

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Inspiring Change : International Women’s Day 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day 2014, an opportunity to both mark the achievements of women and call for women’s equality and advancement worldwide. In 2014, the theme is ‘Inspiring Change’, something we at Caritas Anchor House are keen to achieve. Homelessness can be a devastating experience for anyone, and for those who have […]

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Rough Sleeping Project Success

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House is delighted to announce that the Rough Sleeping Initiative, which launched in January this year, has successfully found accommodation for four long term rough sleepers. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Thames Reach, aims to get rough sleepers off the streets and make them a ‘Single Service Offer’ – one […]

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Cardboard Citizens Perform Glasshouse

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

On Tuesday 4th February, there was a great turn out for Cardboard Citizens‘ play ‘Glasshouse’ at Caritas Anchor House’s Recovery Café De Novo. Cardboard Citizens is a professional homeless people’s theatre company that puts on plays performed by homeless and marginalized people, sharing experiences, encouraging problem-solving and bringing attention to the issues faced by homeless […]

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Get involved and stand alongside people in crisis

Monday, January 27th, 2014

As Poverty and Homelessness Action week gets started, Caritas Anchor House is taking the theme of  ’standing alongside people in crisis’ to heart. All this week, the charity will be enlisting the help of the public to raise awareness of those without a home through social media networks, asking people to consider who they will be ‘standing […]

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