Keith Fernett

A Place of Last Resort

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks candidly about the role Caritas Anchor House is playing as place of last resort in society. Like many homeless and third sector organisations, the charity is facing challenges against a backdrop of 20% budget cuts and local authorities being unable to commission services. Keith reflects on […]

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Praise for Volunteers

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett praises the residents of Caritas Anchor House who are participating in the organisation’s volunteering scheme. Introduced by NUSHO, Caritas Anchor House runs a Time Bank. Through this scheme, residents earn credits for their time spent volunteering, which can then be used as social currency to access other […]

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The Hidden Enemy

Monday, February 10th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett expresses concern about the position third sector charities are in at the moment, in the face of austerity measures and new government policies, contracting and procedures. Staff at Caritas Anchor House have experienced a consistent set of delays in the decision making process of contracts, but the impact […]

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Affordable Housing

Monday, December 9th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Anchor House Director Keith Fernett reflects on the reported housing boom in London. He says that the expected investment of up to £50 billion in London’s housing market is primarily aimed at the rich and overseas clients and people are neglecting to see the impact that this will have on […]

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Creativity and Innovation

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about how organisations have a choice of how to react in the face of austerity. At Anchor House, the staff have viewed the cut backs as an opportunity to be creative and innovative, and by working with partners, have helped 72 residents into employment over the […]

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The law of unintended consequences

Friday, October 4th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Anchor House Director Keith Fernett talks about the law of unintended consequences and how third sector organisations are affected. He acknowledges that we are going through a period of great change due to austerity measures, but states that the corporate inadequacies of some of the statutory sector is having severe […]

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Facing New Challenges

Friday, September 6th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about the challenges Anchor House is facing as one of the few remaining major suppliers of homeless accommodation in the London Borough of Newham with a contract. He states that the organisation is experiencing a demand that cannot be met and talks about the friction this […]

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Recovery in the Community

Monday, July 15th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about the positive changes going on at Anchor House. In partnership with the London Borough of Newham, the Recovery Hub programme is now up and running, and has generated a lot of enthusiasm and interest from the local community. The innovative project aims to lend support […]

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Zero Hour Contracts

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Anchor House Director, Keith Fernett, talks about the impact the culture of ‘zero hour’ contracting is having on our society. He asks the employment market to seriously consider the ethics and morality of this practice, which can leave job seekers demotivated and in financial disarray. A ‘zero hour’ contract is […]

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Community Spirit

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

In this week’s video blog Anchor House Director, Keith Fernett, talks about the spirit of co-operation and communications. He reflects on his experience attending a meeting between the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets and the MET Police commissioner, where he was heartened to see an open and honest communication dialogue between the police force and […]

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