Posts Tagged ‘aspirations programme’

A changing environment

Friday, October 17th, 2014

As we finish the second quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House continues to adjust to the ever changing environment in the homeless sector.

We have moved a long way in reviewing our working practices and received a very positive inspection report from London Borough of Newham which recognised both our high levels of performance and our culture and ethos in turning the lives of our service users around.

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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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Overcoming Challenges

Monday, April 14th, 2014

During the last quarter of this year, Caritas Anchor House has continued to see changes in the social care sector, particularly around the issue of homelessness. There has been a major change in the profile of received referrals and this quarter, some 90 of our residents had one of more of the following needs: mental […]

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Adapting to a changing environment

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Over the third quarter of 2013, Caritas Anchor House faced a series of challenges which have had a massive impact on our move-on and complementary services. Within the social care environment, our partner agencies have suffered funding cuts, resulting in a heavy increase in demand for our services, with an influx of referrals that have nowhere else […]

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Perseverance in the face of policy changes

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Over the past quarter, Anchor House has seen the continuation of changes started around six months ago. We are continuing to receive referrals with increasingly complex needs, something which is reflected in the Specialist Needs statistics. During the last three months, we have seen our Housing Related Support contract extended for six months, but with a […]

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Charity delivers despite austerity measures

Monday, February 4th, 2013

As the austerity measures start to bite, the consistency of service delivery has been difficult to maintain as we have had to be able to deal with innumerable problems. In one week some 32 residents had their benefits suspended, mostly for very arbitrary reasons; partnership working with the statutory sector is a difficult concept as […]

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British Transport Police placement at Anchor House

Friday, June 15th, 2012

  On Monday 11th June 2012, four trainees from the British Transport Police joined us for a week placement at Anchor House. These placements take place several times a year, and help build on relations between Anchor House, our homeless residents, and the police. As part of their training the police cadets have visited various […]

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Anchor House fundraiser looking to cross the finish line at the British 10K!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Anne Cooper, part of our fundraising team, will be running the British 10k London Run, on Sunday 11th July to raise funds for Anchor House. We are trying to raise money for the redevelopment of our building and to improve the facilities for our residents. This will transform Anchor House into an inspiring state-of-the-art 21st […]

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Sharing best practice

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Maurice Price, head of the development team at Anchor House has recently visited The Quays, a Riverside ECHG hostel in Kent, to explore ways of working together to share their knowledge, information and best practice. The Quays, located in a deprived area of Sittingbourne, faces similar economic and social issues to those faced by Anchor House in Canning Town – yet it has pioneered […]

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