Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

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...
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...

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