Caritas Anchor House operates in response to the growing problem of homelessness in Newham, East London, the area with the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the country with 1 in 24 having nowhere to live. They are a 140-bed hostel facility based in Canning Town, providing residential and life-skills support for homeless adults, with a mission to ensure that those who walk through our doors grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling lives, leaving homelessness behind for good.

Caritas provide a home for over 250 residents per year, and their holistic support structure also addresses health and wellbeing, financial management, education, volunteering, back-to-work preparation and support to achieve and sustain independent living. In 2020 Caritas provided 275 people a home and support, of whom 116 moved on to independent living.

Their Rough Sleeper Assessment Hub was launched in December 2018. Over the last 12 months, they have supported 115 people directly from the streets, with 100% of the residents who have moved on from this service sustaining their subsequent tenancies thereafter.

How donations make an impact...

£10 will contribute to buying essential items for a resident moving on from CAH into their own independent accommodation

£25 will help fund life skills classes for a group of residents

£50 will help fund e-learning and training courses for a resident

You might be surprised to hear...

The charity provide a home and stable address to over 300 residents every year

They are in the process of expanding their service from 140 beds to 155 via a large refurbishment project

They are the largest provider of services to single homeless adults in the borough of Newham

Their facility includes 35 beds dedicated to a Rough Sleeper Assessment Hub and 25 self-contained ‘Move-On’ flats to help residents to transition into independent living

How to go the extra mile?

Volunteering opportunities and fundraising ideas can be found on the Caritas Anchor House website.


81 Barking Road, Canning Town
E16 4HB

Contact Number

020 7476 6062