Posts Tagged ‘east london’

Paxman challenges perceptions on World Homeless Day

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Jeremy Paxman has praised an East London charity’s work to provide a sustainable path out of homelessness as “the only answer to a worldwide problem”.

The comment was made at a reception to mark World Homeless Day at the House of Lords, put on by homeless charity Caritas Anchor House and sponsored by Foehn.

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Anchor House is changing to Caritas Anchor House

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Anchor House is pleased to announce that from today, 1st January 2014, we will be known as Caritas Anchor House. This is part of a planned move towards becoming a community focused centre of excellence and innovation, and whilst we will remain in essence the same organisation, the addition of Caritas to our name is […]

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East End homeless charity is taking action to improve the lives of those in need on World Homeless Day

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

On World Homeless Day, 10 October 2013, advocates focus on the estimated 100 million people around the globe who live without a roof over their heads, yet are so easily overlooked. In London alone, the homeless population increased by an astonishing 62% percent in just two years, with 6,500 rough sleepers counted in the capital […]

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Anchor House shortlisted for Centre of Social Justice Award 2013!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Anchor House is honoured to announce that we are one of 18 finalists for the annual Centre for Social Justice Awards. These awards aim to identify effective poverty fighting groups from across the UK, and will award six small voluntary groups and other local projects a grant of £10,000. Winners will be the organisations that […]

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Cycling champions conquer 100mile circuit

Monday, August 5th, 2013

In honour of last year’s 2012 London Olympics, Prudential RideLondon took place this weekend. Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, RideLondon was a world-class cycling event, which compelled Anchor House staff members Derek, Malik, James and Jamie through a gruelling 25 mile ride each, in an effort to raise money for the Home and Hope […]

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Anchor House Director on Big Society

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Anchor House Director, Keith Fernett, spoke this week about how Anchor House approaches the concept of Big Society and what the organisation is doing to help the local community. “We as an organisation believe that we are a Big Society organisation with reach into all parts of the borough that we exist in for a […]

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Kick On celebrate their first match

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Kick On, a London based project aimed at rebuilding the lives of the homeless and vulnerable through football, played their first ever football match this Wednesday and the turnout was overwhelming. Started with the help of Nigel Miles and Anchor House, Kick On was founded by John Knowles, who got the idea of organising a […]

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Waitrose Community Matters programme supports Anchor House

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

For the past five years, Waitrose have been running a programme called ‘Community Matters’ where each branch chooses three local good causes to support a month, and in November 2012 Anchor House was one of the lucky few chosen. The scheme works by giving customers a token at the checkout which they can place in […]

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Congratulating the unsung heroes working in social care

Monday, April 8th, 2013

In this weeks’ video blog Anchor House Director, Keith Fernett, urges people to take a step back and reflect on those who work in the social care sector – the thousands of unsung heroes working day in and day out to help those who are vulnerable, marginalised, homeless, with a history of substance misuse or […]

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Recognising the achievements of our residents, staff and community partners

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

This week, Keith Fernett talks about the “Anchor House has got Talent” evening held on Tuesday 19th February 2013. Guests were entertained by a local community rock band and the Anchor House choir, before an awards ceremony recognising the achievements over the past 12 months of residents, staff and community partners. Keith talks about the […]

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