Caritas Anchor House

Referral address

81 Barking Road
Greater London
E16 4HB

Referral phone

020 7476 6062

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless adults with a local connection to Newham. Core service: Low to medium support needs, including mental health, substance abuse and offending. Newham Assessment Hub: People sleeping rough. Low to high support needs. Can accept a limited number of referrals for people with no recourse to public funds.

Who we cannot help

History of arson or sex offence.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Caritas Anchor House primarily accepts referrals from London Borough of Newham (Homelessness Prevention & Advice Team) and London Probation. Referrals are also accepted direct from prison, refugee councils, Crisis, Newham hospitals and other homelessness service providers. Caritas Anchor House also runs the Newham Assessment Hub which receives referrals via Newham Homelessness pathway/London Borough of Newham commissioned outreach services.

Referral procedure

For both the core and hub services, prospective residents are invited for an interview. For the core service: They will require proof of identity, income and immigration status, and if accepted, will require £37.98 personal contribution for 2 weeks in advance (if in receipt of benefits).

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: ? 1 Month
  • Maximum stay: None

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Each resident who enters the Caritas Anchor House is allocated a key worker who will support them throughout their stay. Caritas Anchor House provides support and works with partner organisations to provide support in areas relating to: housing, mental health and wellbeing; substance abuse; education, training and employment; volunteering; financial management; and, independent living.

Rooms and charges

  • Single (most w/ bathroom) 114
  • Move-on studio flat 26
  • Total spaces: 140


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  • Disabled facilities: Disabled access to toilet and services on ground floor.

Rules and policies

User participation


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, painting and decorating, gardening etc. Visit, email or phone 020 7476 6062 for further information.


Caritas Anchor House would be grateful for monetary donations, and gifts in kind such as long-life food and new clothing. Visit, phone 020 7476 6062 or email for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Caritas Anchor House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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