Keith Fernett

The change in VAT treatment by HMRC

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Caritas Anchor House CEO, Keith Fernett, speaks about the ongoing dialogue Caritas Anchor House is having with HMRC, in regard to our capital building works. In 2011, Caritas Anchor House launched our £15.3million Home and Hope Appeal, with the aim of transforming our organisation and the provision of homeless services […]

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An Integrated Approach to Welfare

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

This month, Keith has been intrigued by the media’s response to the constructive criticism levelled at the welfare system by CSAN’s report Caritas reports: the impact of welfare changes. The report highlighted a need to avoid silo-working when dealing with welfare, and Keith recommends the government should adopt a ‘whole-systems’ approach. The current silo mentality […]

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Mental Health needs in our community

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett, our CEO, talks about a pertinent issue for our service users – mental health. Many of our residents have mental health needs, and when working with and helping those residents manage or overcome their mental health, we deal with organisations in the statutory sector including hospitals, A&E departments […]

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Progressive language of Caritas Anchor House

Monday, June 1st, 2015

In this month’s video blog, our CEO, Keith Fernett talks about the evolution of funding strategies for charities in terms of local authority and Government funding. Keith says Caritas Anchor House has changed its use of language; we do not refer to ourselves as a hostel, but rather as a residential and life skills centre. […]

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The Future of the Third Sector

Friday, May 1st, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Caritas Anchor House Chief Executive, Keith Fernett, states his concern about the future for the third sector as a new government approaches. He says a major and urgent review of the administration of the government is needed and speaks of how Caritas Anchor House is facing its own extraordinary issues. […]

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Recognising community achievements

Monday, April 20th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, CEO Keith Fernett talks about the annual awards ceremony held at Caritas Anchor House on Thursday 26 March 2015. The evening saw a fantastic turn out as people gathered together to recognise the hard work and achievements of our residents, staff members and partners. Together, we work to enrich the […]

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After Care

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about his recent interactions with former residents of Caritas Anchor House.

He states that the charity is becoming a hub not just for those who are currently homeless, but those who have been homeless in the past.

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Proposed West Ham Housing Development

Friday, February 13th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about the lack of affordable housing in the London Borough of Newham. Earlier today, he joined a group of Caritas Anchor House residents and local community organisations including TELCO (The East London Communities Organisation), children from St Anthony’s school and other faith based organisations to hand in […]

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Homeless Sunday

Friday, January 16th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about Homeless Sunday, which this year falls on Sunday 18th January.

Organised by Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action, Homeless Sunday aims to encourage people to both challenge the conditions that lead to homelessness and celebrate the work of organisations who tackle this problem throughout the year.

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Kindred Spirits

Friday, December 12th, 2014

In the last video blog of 2014, Director Keith Fernett reflects on the kindred spirits in our community.

Over the last five years, Caritas Anchor House has been developing new ways to help those affected by complex and multiple needs, such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse and mental health issues.

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