Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
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...

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