News from Caritas Anchor House

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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The strength of partnership working

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Caritas Anchor House prides itself on giving a home and support to over 220 homeless people a year, and working with them to create sustainable solutions to ensure they never find themselves in that situation again. To continue this community orientated work, funding and support are necessary; however gaining these two things is made more […]

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Caritas Anchor House supports Adult Learners Week

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Adult Learners Week is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England, and this year runs from 13 – 19 June. The campaign, which is in its 24th year, highlights the benefits of further education and encourages adults, whatever their age or background, to get involved and discover how learning can change their life.

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Caritas Anchor House celebrates and thanks all of its volunteers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Volunteers’ Week runs from the 1 -7 June 2015, and is all about celebrating the hard work and fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make every year in the UK. Here at Caritas Anchor House, we have a dedicated Volunteering Programme which allows our residents to get involved in activities that they both enjoy and are beneficial to them.

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Home and Hope Appeal – Update

Friday, May 29th, 2015

In 2011 we launched our Home and Hope Appeal with the goal of transforming our organisation and the provision of homelessness services in Newham. Four years in, and despite the tough economic climate we have faced, the appeal is progressing well. When we launched the appeal we had a target of £15.3million to be raised. […]

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Abbotswick offers a ‘Breathing Space’ for homeless residents

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Caritas Anchor House residents enjoyed a three day break at the Abbotswick retreat this month. Joined by two Lifestyle Architects, seven residents spent 20th – 22nd May partaking in the ‘Breathing Space’ programme. The aim of the retreat is to provide our residents, many of whom have been marginalised by society because they are homeless […]

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