News from Caritas Anchor House

Director takes on Annapurna

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

At Caritas Anchor House, a homeless charity in the second most deprived borough in the country, sometimes it can feel like we have a mountain of challenges to overcome.

Budget cuts, heavy demand for services and the increasing complexity of service user needs all take their toll, but this November our Director Keith Fernett has decided to exchange one mountain for another and is trekking across the foothills of Annapurna with four friends.

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Jeremy Paxman visits Caritas Anchor House

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Award-winning journalist, author and television presenter Jeremy Paxman paid a visit to Newham homeless charity Caritas Anchor House last week.

Paxman, a strong advocate of finding long-term solutions to homelessness, said “Caritas Anchor House is the full package – their focus is very much on treating people as individuals, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. That might sound simple, but it’s incredibly important and, as their track record proves, it works.”

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Rethink and Remember

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rethink and Remember is the theme of this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

Held on 31st August each year, this day is centered around prevention and remembrance and aims to both raise awareness of overdose and also acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have lost their lives or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

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100mile Bike Ride To Break Cycle Of Homelessness

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

On Sunday 10th August, four staff members from Caritas Anchor House will be gearing up for an epic 100mile bicycle relay.

On top of their usual jobs of fundraising (Kate and Zoe), working with rough sleepers (Jamie) and heading up Reception (Malik), they will be taking on the Prudential RideLondon Business Relay.

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Positivity and Performance

Friday, July 11th, 2014

During the first quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House has worked hard to adapt to the changing environment of the social care sector.

To compensate for the loss and alteration of services, we have stepped up our speed of operation and become more flexible, resulting in our figures remaining positive.

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Caritas Anchor House is up for three national awards!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House is delighted to announce that we are in the running for three prestigious national awards this month.

We have been longlisted in the first stage of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) awards as a project displaying innovation and effectiveness and shortlisted in the Charity Times Awards 2014 in two categories: Social Champion and Big Society.

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The Recovery Hub at Caritas Anchor House comes to an end

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Caritas Anchor House Recovery Hub came to an end last week, with the final Recovery Café taking place on Sunday 29th June.

Over the past year, the Recovery Hub has provided a host of services for residents and members of the community who are in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse.

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Adult Learners’ Week 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

A celebration of lifelong learning, this year Adult Learners’ Week runs from 14th – 20th June. Now in its 23rd year, the week aims to highlight the importance of continuing to learn throughout life and raise awareness of learning resources for adults in their local area. In Newham, where Caritas Anchor House is based, skill shortages […]

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