Posts Tagged ‘Keith Fernett’

Caritas Anchor House is up for three national awards!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House is delighted 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 in addressing the root causes of poverty, and are 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 […]

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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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Addressing Need in the Community

Monday, May 19th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Caritas Anchor House Director Keith Fernett, reflects on the use of public money, efficiency and waste of resources, with an emphasis on the homeless sector. He cites the example of a woman who was referred to Caritas Anchor House this month by the local authority with no documentation. Due to […]

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Homeless residents suit up for State Street

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Caritas Anchor House residents suited up last week to visit State Street bank in Canary Wharf, one of the leading provider of financial services in the UK. Residents had the opportunity to hear from top investment bankers and recent graduates, who provided useful information about the culture of the bank as well as the entry level roles they […]

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Rent Increases Force Homeless Out of Housing Market

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Recent figures show that some London boroughs have seen rent increases of around 20% over the course of the past twelve months, making it harder than ever for those without a home to get back on their feet. In a survey of over 450 homeless agencies by Homeless Link, 32% of people identified as being […]

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