Awards

Caritas Anchor House is proud to be a high achieving organisation, and over the last few years we have won a host of national and regional awards, which reflect our determination and commitment to tacking the root causes of homelessness.

These include:

  • Shortlisted as ‘Social Champion’ and ‘Big Society’ at the Charity Times Awards 2014 (Results pending)
  • Longlisted for Centre for Social Justice awards (2014)
  • Highly commended as ‘Social Champion’ at the Charity Times Award (2013)
  • Shortlisted for Centre for Social Justice awards (2013)
  • 4 National Training Awards for Service Delivery and for Inspiration in Training and Education (2010)
  • Runner up for ‘Charity Principal of the Year’ at the Charity Times Awards (2010)
  • Winner of ‘Best Use of Technology’ at the Charity Times Awards (2009)
  • UK finalists in the Third Sector Excellence Financial Management awards (2009)
  • UK finalists and runners up for ‘Use of Digital Media’ Michael Whippman Award for Innovation in Homelessness (2009)
  • Winner of ‘Innovation in the Community’ in the Michael Whippman Award for Innovation in Homelessness (2008)
  • Commended for both ‘Outstanding Young Person’ and ‘Diversity in the Community’ in the Thames Gateway Awards (2008)
  • Winner of ‘Places of Change’ award from the Department of Communities and Local Government, under their Innovation in Homelessness programme (2009)
  • Winner of ‘Access to Excellence’ award under a Government sponsored regeneration scheme for Canning Town (2007)
  • Winner of the ‘Service User Involvement’ in the Michael Whippman Award for Innovation in Homelessness (2006)

On top of this, one of our former residents won the National Apprentice Award in 2007.

These awards are a testament to what Caritas Anchor House has achieved through hard work and dedication, but it is the programmes behind the awards that we are most proud of. Our Aspirations Programme helps our residents to rebuild their lives and get back into full time employment and independent living, and this for us is the greatest accolade possible.

To see a summary of all we’ve achieved, please click here:

Awards and Achievements to September 2014

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Director takes on Annapurna

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

At Caritas Anchor House, a homeless charity in the second most deprived borough in the country, sometimes it can feel like we have a mountain of challenges to overcome.

Budget cuts, heavy demand for services and the increasing complexity of service user needs all take their toll, but this November our Director Keith Fernett has decided to exchange one mountain for another and is trekking across the foothills of Annapurna with four friends.

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Jeremy Paxman visits Caritas Anchor House

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Award-winning journalist, author and television presenter Jeremy Paxman paid a visit to Newham homeless charity Caritas Anchor House last week.

Paxman, a strong advocate of finding long-term solutions to homelessness, said “Caritas Anchor House is the full package – their focus is very much on treating people as individuals, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. That might sound simple, but it’s incredibly important and, as their track record proves, it works.”

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Rethink and Remember

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rethink and Remember is the theme of this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

Held on 31st August each year, this day is centered around prevention and remembrance and aims to both raise awareness of overdose and also acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have lost their lives or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

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