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27 November, 2018
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On Monday 3rd December this year we will welcome 250 guests to the House of Lords to celebrate our Place to Call Home reception.

This reception is an opportunity for those who care about the plight of homeless people to come together to tackle this global issue on a local level. Guests include influencers from the charity and housing sectors, representatives from central and local government, as well as valued supporters and partners of Caritas Anchor House.

We are excited to announce that Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham, will be speaking on the day alongside Jeremy Swain, Head of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative Team and Caritas Anchor House Chief Executive Amanda Dubarry. We are also delighted to bewelcoming service users to the big stage to share their inspirational journeys from homelessness to independent living.

Amanda Dubarry says, “Homelessness is at crisis point, especially in the London Borough of Newham where we operate which has the highest level of homelessness in the country.

“Recent figures have shown numbers of people rough sleeping hitting an all-time high in London, and at least 449 deaths amongst those experiencing homelessness in the space of just one year.

“Our reception at the House of Lords will bring together a community of individuals and aims to raise awareness and gather support for those currently living without a place to call home.”

Our event also marks the start of UK Charity Week, an annual awareness week running between 3rd – 9th December where organisations and individuals all over the country come together to support charities. This reception will kick off a week of events and activities engaging people across the country to support homeless people in Newham.

Supporting Caritas Anchor House helps give a life line and a beacon of hope to those in need in the impoverished borough of Newham.

As the largest service provider for single homeless adults we are proud to be making a difference. Each year we help over 250 people to move on from homelessness, and to do so for good. We do this by being more than simply put a roof over people’s heads. By providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation we help people overcome barriers, gain confidence and skills, and address the causes of their homelessness.

No-one should become homeless, and we’re passionate that those who do receive the support and care they need to ensure they do not have to face it again.

If you share our passion, and think you could get involved with supporting Caritas Anchor House please get in touch on

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