Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

20th January 2016
The evening, featuring Dame Sian Phillips, the English Chamber Choir and Cyrus the Magician, is a fundraising event for Suited and Booted, which works with public agencies to help unemployed and vulnerable men get back into work. The evening will commence with a 6:30pm drinks reception for a 7pm...
20th January 2016
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, has praised Newham homeless charity Caritas Anchor House for their transformative work and comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness. During a visit to the charity, Mr Duncan Smith met with residents of Caritas...
22nd December 2015
A sponsored sleepout and Winter Bazaar by students at Quwwat-Ul-Islam Girls’ School, Forest Gate, has raised £1,350 for homeless charity Caritas Anchor House. Following on from a workshop given by the charity, the Year 10 pupils were inspired to swap their warm beds for sleeping bags on the floor...
21st December 2015
Throughout the year, we have continued to deliver vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever. On top of this, we received visits from celebrities, were recognised in national and local...
16th December 2015
Friends Deaf Club occurs on the third Friday of each month, and is the first of its kind in the local area. The club will act as a community centre for deaf people, and will offer advice from the London Deaf Information Service, as well as presentations on various topics such as crime prevention,...
8th December 2015
Announced today, Caritas Anchor House is one of multiple projects across the country to benefit from The Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme, to support communities most in need to give people better chances. The Big Lottery Fund distributes 40% of the money raised by the National...
19th November 2015
“Dropping the Anchor” was performed by actor Darren Hart, as part of the Home Theatre project organised by the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The Theatre Royal selected a cross section of London residences to host the productions, more than half of whom were not regular theatre-goers, and Caritas...
19th November 2015
The exhibition was hosted by four distinguished artists; Emma Pawle, Wendy Hannam, Olivia Pethybridge and Annabel Ridley, who chose to support the work of Caritas Anchor House by donating a percentage of the proceeds from the night to us. During the reception, which was attended by the staff and...
18th November 2015
At Caritas Anchor House we hope to bring some Christmas cheer to those that we work with, who often have the very least in life, and believe that the season is a time of charity, love and goodwill. That’s why we only have one wish on our Christmas list – to help give our residents a better life,...
18th November 2015
The 25 flats are being built adjacent to the main Caritas Anchor House building. As leaving the supportive environment of Caritas Anchor House can be a shock for some residents, these self sufficient flats will act as transitional accommodation for those who need a bit more support when making...

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