Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

30th August 2016
Drug use and drug dependence are known causes of premature mortality, with drug poisoning accounting for 1 in 7 deaths among people in their 20s and 30s in 2014 in the UK. There are many causes of homelessness including drug misuse, but similarly, due to the high levels of stress and anxiety of...
26th August 2016
The bill could help stop homeless people getting turned away when they approach their council and is a major step to ending homelessness. However, unless 100 or more MPs attend the first debate, parliamentary rules mean that just one MP will be able to stop the bill. To ensure this vital bill gets...
26th August 2016
There are currently over 20,800 people living with diabetes in the borough and more than 1,600 people are newly diagnosed each year.[1] Current estimates place five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which costs the NHS £8.8 billion every year. The holistic...
22nd August 2016
Caritas Anchor House offers a home to 115 homeless people, as well as the support they need to transform their lives. As part of our holistic Aspirations Programme we address each aspect of our resident’s lives, including health and wellbeing.  We encourage each of our residents to register with a...
2nd August 2016
“Being at Caritas Anchor House has opened extraordinary doors of opportunity for me.” Anthony found himself homeless when his landlord sold the property he was renting. Having lost his job as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutor, Anthony was short on money and unable to afford...
2nd August 2016
The route into homelessness is often complex, and many of those we help have experienced unemployment, poor mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and offending, or a combination of these needs. To ensure our residents receive the best support, we harness the power of collaboration and...
26th July 2016
Our Summer Wellbeing event, in collaboration with our counselling service Your Space, saw our residents and community members engaging in various activities. The day kicked off with a talk from Your Space on the ‘Five Ways of Wellbeing’ where participants shared their feelings with one another,...
18th July 2016
This, joint with the constant changes to the provision of external services, has seen us close our waiting list for referrals for a period of time, as we deal with the already very long list of homeless people waiting for accommodation.  Despite the external pressures we are facing, we are proud...
22nd June 2016
The Festival aims to highlight the benefits of further education and encourage adults, whatever their age or background, to discover how learning can transform their lives. Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to over 210 homeless people each year, many of whom have little or no formal...
21st June 2016
The Mass, in St George’s Cathedral, was organised by Your Catholic Legacy - a consortium of 26 charities working to inspire and encourage supporters to leave a gift in their will to a Catholic charity. Archbishop Peter Smith, a patron of Caritas Anchor House, said, “During my time as a priest and...

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