News from Caritas Anchor House

Positivity and Performance

Friday, July 11th, 2014

During the first quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House has worked hard to adapt to the changing environment of the social care sector. To compensate for the loss and alteration of services, we have stepped up our speed of operation and become more flexible, resulting in our figures remaining positive. Over 1,500 volunteering sessions […]

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Caritas Anchor House is up for three national awards!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House is delighted to announce that we are in the running for three prestigious national awards this month. We have been longlisted in the first stage of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) awards as a project displaying innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of poverty, turning lives around and reversing social breakdown. […]

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The Recovery Hub at Caritas Anchor House comes to an end

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Caritas Anchor House Recovery Hub came to an end last week, with the final Recovery Café taking place on Sunday 29th June. Over the past year, the Recovery Hub has provided a host of services for residents and members of the community who are in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse. The Hub was made up […]

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Adult Learners’ Week 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

A celebration of lifelong learning, this year Adult Learners’ Week runs from 14th – 20th June. Now in its 23rd year, the week aims to highlight the importance of continuing to learn throughout life and raise awareness of learning resources for adults in their local area. In Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, skill shortages […]

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No Second Nights Out in Newham

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Since January, the Caritas Anchor House Rough Sleepers Assessment Centre has helped 33 off the streets in Newham. 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 which would change their circumstances and end their homelessness. Two […]

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Cardinal Manning

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Great London Dock Strike, which saw around 130,000 dock workers walk out over low wages and desperately poor working conditions. Deciding to make a stand, workers in the West India Dock went on strike on 14th August 1889 and, with others soon following their lead, came together […]

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30 Reasons to Volunteer

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

At Caritas Anchor House we encourage all of our residents and service users to get involved in volunteering, so to mark 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1st June – 7th June), we will be putting out 30 tweets from our very own volunteers throughout the week, finding out why they got involved in volunteering and how it has helped […]

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Newham Tops Homelessness Risk Hotspots

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Households in Newham are under the greatest threat of losing their homes in England, research published this week found. One in every 34 homes in the borough is under threat of eviction or repossession every year, putting Newham at the top of the national repossession hotspots, closely followed by Barking & Dagenham and Southwark. Overall, […]

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Sol Campbell Visits Homeless

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Former England footballer Sol Campbell paid a visit to East London homeless charity Caritas Anchor House this week. Born in Plaistow and raised in Stratford, Sol has a special place in his heart for Newham but despite his fond memories, he recognises that not enough is being done to support the community. Campbell met with […]

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