Posts Tagged ‘Keith Fernett’

We need action on mental health services

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A staggering one in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. Though this is a headline grabbing figure, mental health continues to be the poor relation to physical health in the UK. A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that only 24% of adults with common mental health problems will receive treatment, compared to 94% of people with diabetes. Mental health also falls behind in terms of funding too, receives just 13% of NHS funding.

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Secretary of State praises Caritas Anchor House in exclusive visit

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, has praised Caritas Anchor House for their transformative work and comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness. During a visit to the charity, Mr Duncan Smith met with residents of Caritas Anchor House, which offers a home and support to over 230 homeless people each year in Newham, East London. The residents shared their experiences of homelessness and how Caritas Anchor House was supporting them to rebuild their lives.

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Launch of new service for deaf people in East London

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

A new service for deaf people has been launched at St Mark’s Community Centre in Beckton, run by Caritas Anchor House. Friends Deaf Club occurs on the third Friday of each month, and is the first of its kind in the local area. The club will act as a community centre for deaf people and will offer advice from the London Deaf Information Service, as well as presentations on various topics such as crime prevention, employment, health and safety and travel.

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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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