News from Caritas Anchor House

Homeless Sunday: 18th January

Friday, January 16th, 2015

This January, Christians across the UK will mark Homeless Sunday on 18th January with prayers, reflection and a show of solidarity.

Homelessness is a widespread problem in today’s society, with official statistics showing that more than 100,000 people approached their council as homeless in 2013 – a 26% rise over four years.

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Quality in Crisis

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The third quarter of this year has seen austerity measures and changes in the commissioning regime continue to have a marked impact on our service delivery.

As one of the highest performing homeless charities in the country, we have to overcome a number of hurdles to performance put in our way by the statutory sector, including but not limited to financial.

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Highlights of 2014

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year gone by.

Throughout the year, we have continued to deliver vital support for those affected by homelessness, substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence and crime and demand for our services is higher than ever.

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Work begins on final stage of Home and Hope Appeal

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

We are delighted to announce that building work on the final stage of our Home and Hope Appeal has commenced.

Launched in 2011, this £9.3 million appeal aims to transform Caritas Anchor House into a 21st century facility and fit-for-purpose complex.

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Wrap Up! and help our homeless residents this Christmas

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Whether you prefer stuffing or brussel sprouts, turkey or ham, eating a meal with the people you care about is something to look forward to.

But for those who are going through a hard time and do not have a permanent home, Christmas can be an especially difficult time of year.

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Fundraising hike raises nearly £7,000

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A team of five friends have raised nearly £7,000 for Caritas Anchor House in a trek across the foothills of Annapurna.

Keith Fernett, Graham and Eleanor Toms and Ken and Lila Winger were hiking to raise funds for people affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic violence and crime.

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Good Morning Britain Meal Appeal

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

If you’re an early riser and happened to switch on ITV on Thursday, you might have seen Caritas Anchor House featured in Good Morning Britain’s Meal Appeal.

Nearly a million people used food banks last year and with the Christmas season fast approaching, Good Morning Britain have teamed up with FareShare, the Trussell Trust and Tesco for a nation wide food drive.

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Voices from the frontline

Monday, December 1st, 2014

New research launched this week by a coalition of charities found that welfare reform and changes to services have a negative impact on adults with the most complex needs.

The report drew on a survey of 140 front-line services and interviews with the people they support, including a number of Caritas Anchor House staff, residents and services users.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Alcohol Awareness Week, running from Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd November, aims to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol and to change the drinking culture in the UK.

Organised by Alcohol Concern, the theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Facing our alcohol problem: Taking back our health and high streets’.

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Run the London Marathon for Caritas Anchor House

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Up for a challenge? Join 35,000 people running one of the world’s most famous marathons and help bring hope to homeless adults in East London.

Caritas Anchor House has places available in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015, raising money to support our homeless residents rebuild their lives.

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