Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

19th December 2016
Throughout the year, we have continued to provide vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever. On top of this, we’ve campaigned for affordable housing and changes to homelessness...
9th December 2016
On 10th December 1966, Anchor House[1] was opened by His Eminence Cardinal John Heenan. The charity’s original purpose was to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers coming into and out of the nearby London docks. As well as access to the 50 seat television theatre, bar lounge and...
9th December 2016
Caritas Anchor House was presented with the cheque at a reception held in the House of Commons, co-hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.    This summer, residents and staff of Caritas Anchor House took...
8th December 2016
The fair is taking place on Saturday 10th December, 12-4pm, and all are welcome to join in the festive family fun. Activities on the day will include art and crafts, face painting, carol singing and dance performances. Caritas Anchor House will have a stall at the event where people can learn more...
8th December 2016
The award was won jointly with St Anthony’s Primary School, in Forest Gate, in recognition of our successful campaigning for affordable housing on the Boleyn Ground development - the former home of West Ham United.  Initial plans for the housing development showed that only 51 of the 838 units (6...
7th December 2016
At Caritas Anchor House, we believe this season is about more than just festivities. It is a time for compassion, charity, love and good will. That’s why this Christmas we’re only asking for one thing: your help to give our residents a better life. Caritas Anchor House offers a home and help to...
1st December 2016
Caritas Anchor House provides accommodation and support for up to 210 single homeless people each year, addressing the root causes of homelessness through training, education and personal rehabilitation. Born in Bethnal Green, Dame Barbara is delighted to support an innovative centre that’s just a...
30th November 2016
The choir was founded on the premise of helping to build confidence, and the distraction from the challenges in daily life. Formed just last month, the choir is made up of a group of homeless residents living at Caritas Anchor House, and they rehearse once a week. Invited to perform by the London...
30th November 2016
Staff from TPP Recruitment - an employment agency which specialises in charity recruitment - came to Caritas Anchor House to deliver the workshop which addressed the difficulties of searching for a job. The workshop focused on the importance of staying positive when faced with long-term...
30th November 2016
The three day retreat at Abbotswick is to provide our residents, many of whom experience complex needs, with a safe space to wind down and reflect away from busy Inner London, in an environment which is green, quiet and peaceful. Seven residents and two Lifestyle Architect attended, from 23-25...

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