Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

14th November 2016
Organised by Alcohol Concern, this year’s awareness week will focus on the health risks associated with alcohol. This follows the CMO’s guidance on recommended limits of alcohol, updated in January 2016. The new guidance states that the limits for both men and women are the same – which is to not...
2nd November 2016
Staff from Newham Workplace - who support local people seeking employment - delivered an information session about their work and the services they can offer to Caritas Anchor House residents. Residents were then able to meet with them to talk in more detail about their situations and how they...
2nd November 2016
Caritas Anchor House has voluntarily committed to ensure that everyone working at Caritas Anchor House receives at least the Living Wage - a minimum hourly rate of £9.75 in London - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £7.20 per hour introduced in April 2016. The Living Wage is...
28th October 2016
A huge number of MPs turned up to support the Bill and it was passed without opposition.  Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, Keith Fernett, responds to the news the Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its second reading in Parliament. “I am delighted to see that the Homelessness...
24th October 2016
Practising mindfulness is recommended for those who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. It is a mind-body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, using techniques such as yoga, meditation and breathing. After an informal chat...
24th October 2016
Practising mindfulness is recommended for those who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. It is a mind-body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, using techniques such as yoga, meditation and breathing. After an informal chat...
24th October 2016
The Homelessness Reduction Bill is a chance to make the most significant reform to homelessness law for 40 years, and has been but forward as a private members bill by Bob Blackman MP. Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of homeless charity Caritas Anchor House, responds. “It’s fantastic that the...
14th October 2016
The awards event was designed to celebrate the many and varied businesses and organisations in Newham. The Community Involvement award recognised organisations that had made a significant contribution to the local community over the last 12 months and had a track record of delivery. Caritas Anchor...
11th October 2016
Caritas Anchor House is commissioned to provide services for individuals with low to medium needs; however, increasingly our residents have one or more complex needs, including drug and alcohol misuse, mental health, offending and domestic abuse. We have also seen an increase of residents on...
10th October 2016
The workshop was hosted at Caritas Anchor House, and was jointly organised with our partners ASK Newham, a mental health user involvement group. The aim of the workshop was to support our residents to rebuild confidence, while drawing out their strengths, abilities and interests. In order to map...

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