Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

20th June 2016
This year’s theme is ‘welcome’, and starts on 20 June, World Refugee Day, until 26 June. Each year Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to over 210 homeless and vulnerable people, some of whom are refugees. Refugees face similar housing pressures and hurdles as other homeless people, but...
2nd June 2016
That’s why Volunteers’ Week, running from 1-12 June, has been extended this year. At Caritas Anchor House, our volunteering programme supports our resident group to enhance their skills by providing practical development opportunities. This builds their confidence, increases their employability,...
20th May 2016
The staff from Grainger Plc, a residential property business, spent the morning with Caritas Anchor House residents to support them with employability skills. The session began with a presentation skills workshop, and was followed by one-to-one support focused on practical interview tips and mock...
17th May 2016
The Charity Walk for Peace is an annual event organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association which aims to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people and to promote peace, understanding and good will to all. The event has run for the past 28 years and to date has raised £2.4million for over...
16th May 2016
Relationships are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, and good relationships can help us live longer and happier lives with fewer mental and physical health problems. At Caritas Anchor House, many of the people we support have difficulty in forming and maintaining relationships, whether that...
12th May 2016
Securing employment is a key objective for our residents and is a vital stepping stone to overcoming homelessness. Many of the people who we support have complex needs relating to substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and offending which can be a barrier to employment. Yet despite these...
9th May 2016
Newham Be Deaf Aware Day, which is organised by the British Deaf Foundation, aims to raise awareness of the difficulties the deaf community faces on a daily basis and encourages members of the local community and business to engage with awareness activities. Several organisations went to the...
3rd May 2016
They joined six thousand others at the event, the biggest of the election campaign, which saw London Mayoral hopefuls Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan discussing key issues for the capital, including the living wage and affordable housing. Caritas Anchor House was invited by London Citizens, who we...
2nd May 2016
The workshop, attended by three dental nurses from Angle House, focused on education about oral and dental hygiene, and included private consultations with residents. 27 residents from Caritas Anchor House attended, and each took away a bag of dental goodies, which included a toothbrush,...
22nd April 2016
Hannah works at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, who have previously given work placement to homeless residents living at Caritas Anchor House, as well as sponsoring our World Homeless Day reception at the House of Commons. She has been training since December and is aiming for a time of 4:50. She...

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