Posts Tagged ‘Keith Fernett’

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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The Human Dimension

Friday, September 5th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about the need for a human dimension when dealing with austerity measures.

Although he recognises the need for cuts and accepts that the changes and reduction of resources are inevitable, he expresses concern about the lack of empathy in certain areas.

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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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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 Power of Positivity

Monday, July 7th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about the sense of community emerging at Caritas Anchor House.

In the past, the organisation was characterised by problems with violence and alcohol and substance misuse, but over the past few years, things have changed dramatically. Now, our residents act as role models to each other, getting involved in mentoring and volunteering, and supporting others to overcome hurdles.

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No Second Nights Out in Newham

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Since January, the Caritas Anchor House Rough Sleepers Assessment Centre has helped 33 off the streets in Newham. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Thames Reach, aims to get rough sleepers off the streets and make them a ‘Single Service Offer’ – one which would change their circumstances and end their homelessness. Two […]

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The Virtues of Volunteering

Friday, June 6th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett marks the end of Volunteers’ Week by discussing the new developments in the volunteering Time Bank scheme at Caritas Anchor House. The scheme has been very successful since it was established twelve months ago, with over 2,700 episodes of volunteering taking place over the year, totalling an […]

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30 Reasons to Volunteer

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

At Caritas Anchor House we encourage all of our residents and service users to get involved in volunteering, so to mark 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1st June – 7th June), we will be putting out 30 tweets from our very own volunteers throughout the week, finding out why they got involved in volunteering and how it has helped […]

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Sol Campbell Visits Homeless

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Former England footballer Sol Campbell paid a visit to East London homeless charity Caritas Anchor House this week. Born in Plaistow and raised in Stratford, Sol has a special place in his heart for Newham but despite his fond memories, he recognises that not enough is being done to support the community. Campbell met with […]

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Ashfords Give and Gain at homeless charity

Monday, May 19th, 2014

On Friday 16 May 2014, Caritas Anchor House marked the seventh annual Give and Gain Day with a visit from five enthusiastic volunteers from Ashfords, a firm recognised as a leading provider of legal and related professional services across a range of industries and sectors. The Ashfords volunteers, including Caroline Frampton (pictured), spent the morning with […]

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