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 in the categories of ‘Social Champion’ and ‘Big Society’ at the Charity Times Awards (2014) - Results Pending
  • Longlisted for Centre for Social Justice awards (2014) – Results Pending
  • Highly commended as ‘Social Champion’ at the Charity Times Awards (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 Jan 2014

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

During the first quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House has worked hard to adapt to the changing environment of the social care sector.

To compensate for the loss and alteration of services, we have stepped up our speed of operation and become more flexible, resulting in our figures remaining positive. Over 1,500 volunteering sessions were completed by our residents and service users in the quarter, and our education and training has continued and remains the keystone to the success of our residents.

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Caritas Anchor House is up for three national awards!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House is delighted announce that we are in the running for three prestigious national awards this month.

We have been longlisted in the first stage of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) awards as a project displaying innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of poverty, and are shortlisted in The Charity Times Awards 2014 in two categories: Social Champion and Big Society.

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The Caritas Anchor House Recovery Hub came to an end last week, with the final Recovery Café taking place on Sunday 29th June.

Over the past year, the Recovery Hub has provided a host of services for residents and members of the community who are in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse.

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