Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

27th April 2017
The Act will give councils a legal duty to give people meaningful support to resolve their homelessness and will introduce measures to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place. More than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England, and in London alone, an average of 1 in 51...
24th April 2017
As part of their ‘Medicine in Society’ module, the students were required to attend a community organisation, ahead of their work placements in the community. The visit focused on mental health and addiction, and they participated in a two hour session with our Operations Director and Mental Health...
20th April 2017
Dear friends, colleagues and partners, I am writing to let you know that, after 12 years as Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, Keith Fernett has decided that now is the right time to move on and pass the baton to fresh leadership. Linda Maytum-Wilson, our Director of Operations, is Acting...
28th March 2017
This year, why not consider supporting those without a home during Lent, and rather than ‘give up’, give to those in need? You could help change the lives of disadvantaged people who are forced to give up many of the things we take for granted, including a home. Caritas Anchor House offers a home...
23rd March 2017
This moment signalled the end of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, and once it is signed by the Queen and receives Royal Assent in the next few months, it will become an Act. Throughout its time in Parliament, the bill has received cross-party support, and in today’s reading, it was passed...
13th March 2017
International Women’s Day is a global event which encourages all to celebrate the economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In holding the reception, in partnership with the Newham Chamber of Commerce and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Caritas Anchor House was able to honour the...
10th March 2017
International Women’s Day is an annual event which encourages women globally to come together and celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. During the special Walk and Talk session, attended by 18 people in a local park, women took turns to share their stories of...
9th March 2017
The dinner, attended by over 300 people, was held in the beautiful surrounds of Stratford’s Old Town Hall. During the evening, several speakers addressed the guests, including representatives of the Charity Walk for Peace, The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Peter Harrington and Ian Larnder, Chief...
9th March 2017
Over 40 residents and community members attend the screening, which was the second to take place at Caritas Anchor House in the past 12 months. Both NHS staff and our Lifestyle Architects were on hand to guide the participants through the process, where they had instant chest x-rays taken which...
7th March 2017
At Caritas Anchor House, we offer a home and life-changing support to homeless people, and last year helped over 60 women (25% of our resident group) to rebuild their lives. Today, we’d like to share the story of one resident, Tsigie. In 2014, Tsigie came to the UK as an asylum seeker, hoping to...

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