Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House

Charity information

Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House provides shelter to over 220 homeless people each year and gives them the skills and support they need to build a better life for themselves.

Founded 1962

  • Mission statement

    Caritas Anchor House is the largest organisation tackling homelessness in Newham, East London, which has the highest single homelessness population in the UK. We offer specialised support for education, training, substance misuse and offending to our residents and the local community. Our aim is to tackle the root causes of homelessness.

    Every year, we provide a safe and stable environment to more than 220 people who have lost their homes. In addition to our residents, our services are used by people facing unemployment and destitution in the wider community – we had in excess of 15,000 individual visits to our services last year and over 600 people from the community benefited from our accredited vocational training courses.

    Caritas Anchor House works with the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in the community – the homeless, the workless, ex-offenders, those who face problems with domestic violence, mental health and substance misuse. We do this by empowering people and equipping them with the skills they need to find full-time employment, to move on to independent living and to contribute in a meaningful way to society. We have a proven model that works and leaves a long-lasting impact on people’s lives.

    Newham is a region of acute deprivation facing a housing crisis, and there are no other organisations in the area that provide the specific focus that we do on this blend of accommodation, skills training and personal rehabilitation.

  • Aims

    Caritas Anchor House aims to:

    • provide a safe and stable environment to homeless people in Newham, East London, and to support them into employment and independent living.
    • tackle the root causes of homelessness through training, education and personal rehabilitation.
    • support those in need in the local community through our vocational courses, employment advice, volunteering opportunities and substance misuse mutual aid meetings.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1962

    Registered Charity Number: 1147794

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 44

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 02074766062

    Address: 81 Barking Road London E16 4HB

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