News from Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House transforms despair into hope on World Homeless Day

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The former Shadow Minister of State for Employment, Stephen Timms MP, has praised an East London charity’s work to provide a sustainable path out of homelessness and “their capacity to transform despair into hope”. The comment was made at a reception to mark World Homeless Day at the House of Lords, put on by homeless […]

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Caritas Anchor House is calling for action on World Homeless Day

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Caritas Anchor House is hosting a reception in the House of Lords this World Homeless Day, to encourage society to support the homeless charities working to make a difference. World Homeless Day occurs on 10th October each year, and aims to draw attention to the needs of the estimated 100 million people globally who are […]

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Want charities to keep doing good? Sort out the VAT system

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Submitted from Andrew O’Brien. Andrew is Head of Policy at Charity Finance Group which represents over 1,250 charities and seeks to improve financial leadership in the charity sector. When people think about charities, the last thing they tend to think about is tax. They rightly think about the enormous contribution that charities make across our society, […]

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VAT threat to Caritas Anchor House’s homeless services

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Caritas Anchor House has warned that hundreds of homeless people in one of the country’s most deprived boroughs will be put at risk after it was presented with an unexpected bill for an additional £1 million in VAT by HMRC. We have been told by HM Revenue and Customs that this bill relates to our construction of ‘move on’ flats, a pivotal feature of our Home and Hope Appeal, designed to help homeless residents achieve a sustainable transition back into independent living.

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Homeless World Cup 2015

Monday, September 7th, 2015

A big congratulations to Caritas Anchor House resident Neil, who has been selected to represent England in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam. A few months ago, we told you about Neil, who had come to Caritas Anchor House from sleeping rough on the streets. He was going through a bad patch in his life when he joined us, however, Neil’s outlook was transformed when he was offered an opportunity to play football for England by Homeless FA.

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Prevention and Rememberance – Overdose Awareness Day

Friday, August 28th, 2015

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event which aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug related deaths.

Held every year on 31st August, this year’s event falls on Bank Holiday Monday, and has the theme of prevention and remembrance, acknowledging the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose.

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What a difference faith makes to…homelessness

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A recent report by FaithAction has highlighted the dual role faith-based organisations, like Caritas Anchor House, play in the fight against homelessness. The report, What a difference faith makes to…homelessness shows faith based organisations are tackling homelessness by both operating on its frontline and meeting the practical needs caused by it, and by advocating on behalf of others to influence public and political debate.

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Aspirations Programme Q1 2015

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

During the last quarter of our reporting year, 6 April 2015 – 5 July 2015, we continued to experience the problems associated with austerity measures. These measures have had detrimental impacts on our service users and the past few months have not been without difficulty. However, we have continued to deliver high performing outcomes.

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Restore dignity to the welfare system

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Charities are under increased pressure to provide support in the face of a rigid welfare system, a new report launched today from CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) has found. The report, Caritas reports: the impact of welfare changes, investigates the impact of welfare reform on vulnerable people, charity staff and services. Through the words of […]

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Caritas Anchor House is shortlisted as a Social Champion

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Caritas Anchor House is delighted to announce that we are in the running for a prestigious national award. We have been shortlisted by the Charity Times Awards 2015 in the category of Social Champion, for which we were Highly Commended Runner-Up in 2014 and 2013. This accolade recognises organisations that have consistently delivered an outstanding service […]

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