Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

9th June 2017
The group stayed at a country house set in the beautiful grounds of Abbotswick in Essex at the end of May, as part of a three day mindfulness retreat with two Lifestyle Architects. The retreat aims to provide our residents with a safe space for relaxation and personal reflection, away from busy...
2nd June 2017
At Caritas Anchor House, we recognise the benefits and skills our residents acquire from volunteering and that’s why we have a dedicated volunteering programme which supports them to develop their skills, explore activities of interest and become active members of our local community in East London...
22nd May 2017
The Charity Walk for Peace is organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and aims to develop strong, cohesive communities. The walk raises hundreds of thousands pounds each year which is distributed to local and national charities that provide practical help to vulnerable people,...
12th May 2017
Around 250 people, representing faith groups across the borough, attended the event at Old Town Hall, Stratford, designed to help build on the work of faith groups across Newham  and how it could be used to benefit the whole borough. As part of the evening eight residents, one from each of the...
11th May 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week aims to raise awareness and start more conversations around mental health, and this year’s theme is Surviving or Thriving. The Walk and Talk session was held with the service users of Powerhouse, a local organisation which works to empower marginalised women who have...
10th May 2017
The Art for Fun Exhibition runs from 5 – 11 May at the Beckton Globe Library, in Newham, and all are welcome to attend, free of charge. As well as showcasing pieces created by amateur artists, workshops will also run on selected days. The art class at Caritas Anchor House has been established for...
9th May 2017
Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. This is not just the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think, feel and act in a way that allows us to enjoy life and deal with the challenges it presents. At Caritas Anchor House, 35% of our residents state that...
3rd May 2017
Freedom from Torture (FTT), a partner of Caritas Anchor House, supports survivors of torture to find their voices and rebuild their lives. Carolyn and Richard, FTT volunteers, help to provide a holiday hosting service where service users spend a tranquil week away in their Cornish home. Berat*, a...
3rd May 2017
We have increased efforts to find innovative partners with ideas and resources to complement our own and are clear about what we need. This has brought us corporate partners with edge and imagination that raise spirits and offer the widest variety of opportunities to learn, develop and simply enjoy...
28th April 2017
Our Personal Development Team has been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Heroes Awards, in the Support and Care Team of the Year category. This accolade recognises organisations that excel in the role of helping some of the most vulnerable people in society to regain their lives. Every year, we...

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