Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House

At a glance


  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Social care
  • Substance misuse

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Caritas Anchor House is a homelessness charity providing residential and life-skills support for single homeless adults. Our driving mission is to ensure that those who walk through our doors grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling lives by providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation.

Our mission

We deliver services and support in communities, challenging people to reclaim their lives by:

  • Empowering people to ensure they are not homeless again
  • Providing learning and development opportunities for all
  • Offering health care and well-being services
  • Providing safe spaces to nurture connections and conversations


Caritas Anchor House works with vulnerable groups including those affected by homelessness, unemployment, mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and offending. We have a holistic approach and use our innovative Aspirations Programme, developed in collaboration with our residents. The programme addresses all aspects of their life, including health and wellbeing, recreational and therapeutic activities, maintaining relationships, financial management, education, volunteering, training, back-to-work preparation and support to achieve independent living.

Caritas Anchor House is based in Newham, one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK, and is high performing despite the austere economic climate. In the year ending 31st March 2018, we provided a home and support to 262 people, supported 45 into employment, and 91 into independent living. In addition, 22 residents achieved a first stage move-on by making the transition to our new move-on flats

As well as in-house services, the Your Space project, our community-based therapeutic service, runs group and one-to-one counselling services for those who are elderly or socially excluded. You can find out about the history of our charity here.

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