Posts Tagged ‘Keith Fernett’

Caritas Anchor House transforms despair into hope on World Homeless Day

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The former Shadow Minister of State for Employment, Stephen Timms MP, has praised an East London charity’s work to provide a sustainable path out of homelessness and “their capacity to transform despair into hope”.

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Caritas Anchor House is calling for action on World Homeless Day

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Caritas Anchor House is hosting a reception in the House of Lords this World Homeless Day, to encourage society to support the homeless charities working to make a difference.

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The change in VAT treatment by HMRC

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Caritas Anchor House CEO, Keith Fernett, speaks about the ongoing dialogue Caritas Anchor House is having with HMRC, in regard to our capital building works. In 2011, Caritas Anchor House launched our £15.3million Home and Hope Appeal, with the aim of transforming our organisation and the provision of homeless services […]

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What a difference faith makes to…homelessness

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A recent report by FaithAction has highlighted the dual role faith-based organisations, like Caritas Anchor House, play in the fight against homelessness. The report, What a difference faith makes to…homelessness shows faith based organisations are tackling homelessness by both operating on its frontline and meeting the practical needs caused by it, and by advocating on behalf of others to influence public and political debate.

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Restore dignity to the welfare system

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Charities are under increased pressure to provide support in the face of a rigid welfare system, a new report launched today from CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) has found. The report, Caritas reports: the impact of welfare changes, investigates the impact of welfare reform on vulnerable people, charity staff and services. Through the words of […]

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Mental Health needs in our community

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett, our CEO, talks about a pertinent issue for our service users – mental health. Many of our residents have mental health needs, and when working with and helping those residents manage or overcome their mental health, we deal with organisations in the statutory sector including hospitals, A&E departments […]

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Caritas Anchor House celebrates and thanks all of its volunteers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Volunteers’ Week runs from the 1 -7 June 2015, and is all about celebrating the hard work and fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make every year in the UK. Here at Caritas Anchor House, we have a dedicated Volunteering Programme which allows our residents to get involved in activities that they both enjoy and are beneficial to them.

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Home and Hope Appeal – Update

Friday, May 29th, 2015

In 2011 we launched our Home and Hope Appeal with the goal of transforming our organisation and the provision of homelessness services in Newham. Four years in, and despite the tough economic climate we have faced, the appeal is progressing well. When we launched the appeal we had a target of £15.3million to be raised. […]

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Abbotswick offers a ‘Breathing Space’ for homeless residents

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Caritas Anchor House residents enjoyed a three day break at the Abbotswick retreat this month. Joined by two Lifestyle Architects, seven residents spent 20th – 22nd May partaking in the ‘Breathing Space’ programme. The aim of the retreat is to provide our residents, many of whom have been marginalised by society because they are homeless […]

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Bevan Brittan Give and Gain at Caritas Anchor House

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The sun came out for the annual Give and Gain day this Friday at Caritas Anchor House, as residents and staff members played host to volunteers from law firm Bevan Brittan. Give and Gain day, organised by Business in the Community, is a celebration of the power of employee volunteering. The enthusiastic volunteers from Bevan […]

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