In these days of debate about Public Sector funding, it is interesting to note that:
- NHS senior executive pay has risen by over 6% on last year
- Anchor House has risen by 0 %
- Anchor House pays the full £142.50 license for every TV, despite their primary use being for educational purposes yet we are advised that large hotels such as the Savoy receive a 75% multiples discount
- Compared to other providers, we receive only a third of supporting people monies, yet we have had the benefits rate cut because we provide breakfasts
- We have received no inflation increases
Where does the Third Sector feature? we are told we should aim for full cost recovery, yet the statutory funders won’t recognise 66% underfunding. As Alice in Wonderland said “let me see….. four times five is twelve….and four times six is fifteen…. and four times seven is… oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at this rate”. Come and join me and the financial Mad Hatter in the Third Sector.
Bill Gates once said “I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act”. For Anchor House we have devised innovative solutions, won national awards, appeared on Japanese TV and yet we are treated to questions such as “who says you are any good?”
As Mother Theresa said “don’t wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person”. If we had waited, dozens of residents would not have obtained jobs and hundreds of lives would have remained broken. Where is honesty and equality?
The financial Mad Hatter