Caritas Anchor House

Referral address

81 Barking Road
E16 4HB

Referral phone

020 7476 6062

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Caritas Anchor House supports single homeless people with a local connection to Newham who have low to medium support needs including substance misuse, offending, mental health, domestic abuse, unemployment or lack of education.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists and sex offenders.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Caritas Anchor House primarily accepts referrals from the London Borough of Newham Housing Options Team and London Probation. They also accept referrals direct from prison, refugee councils, Newham hospitals and specialist substance misuse agencies.

Referral procedure

Prospective residents are invited for an interview. They require proof of identity, income and immigration status – to ensure they can access public funds. If someone is offered accommodation at Caritas Anchor House, a personal contribution of £36.76 (if on benefits) for two weeks in advance is also required. If in employment, the personal contribution figure will be confirmed on arrival at Caritas Anchor House.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: Not applicable
  • Maximum stay: 18 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Each resident who comes to Caritas Anchor House is allocated a Lifestyle Architect. Working with their Lifestyle Architect and using the Outcomes Star – a tool used across the homelessness sector to access where each individual is on their journey to independent living – residents explore different areas of their lives and set meaningful, personal goals. The reasons for an individual’s homelessness are addressed and solutions created to ensure they don’t become homeless again. Caritas Anchor House offers in-house and works with partner agencies to provide support in areas relating to substance misuse; mental health; wellbeing; education, training and employment; financial management; independent living.

Rooms and charges

£19.88 per week required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 118
  • Total spaces: 140


  • Furnishings: Residents are provided with a private bedroom which are fully furnished, and include an ensuite shower and toilet.
  • Disabled facilities: Disabled access to toilet and day services on ground floor.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Each resident is required to sign a licence agreement which must be adhered to. No alcohol allowed on premises. Smoking in designated outdoor area only.

Resident access

The building is staffed 24 hours a day, and residents are provided with a personal key card to enter the building and their private bedroom.


9am-11pm. Visitors are not allowed in bedrooms. No overnight guests.

Further information

Public transport

Canning Town tube, train and DLR - 5 minutes walk. Buses 5, 69, 115, 300, 330.


Volunteers help with events, skills sharing, job search support, catering, painting and decorating, gardening etc. Email or phone 020 7476 6062 for further information.


Food, money. Phone 020 7476 6062 or email for details.

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