Posts Tagged ‘Keith Fernett’

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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London Marathon runners raise over £5,000 for Caritas Anchor House

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Congratulations and a big thank you to Greg Fernett and Dominic Biagioni who joined 35,000 people to complete the challenging London Marathon this Sunday, while helping to bring hope to homeless adults in East London.

Greg and Dom raised an impressive £5,000 for Caritas Anchor House as they were both inspired by the work which we do in trying to change the lives around of some of the capital’s most disadvantaged people.

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London’s Housing Crisis

Monday, November 10th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks about the capital’s growing housing crisis. He states that just across the road from Caritas Anchor House, there’s a regeneration scheme building hundreds of new ‘affordable’ shared ownership flats.

However, a one bedroom flat requires an income of £38,000 and a two bedroom flat requires £43,000. Although Caritas Anchor House has a remarkable achievement of getting people into work – 37% of its client group – the salaries are usually around the minimum wage mark at £16,000 per annum.

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Caritas Anchor House recognised as a Social Champion at awards

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Caritas Anchor House was runner up and Highly Commended in the category of ‘Social Champion’ at the Charity Times Awards 2014 on Wednesday 22 October.

This award is given to those who have consistently delivered outstanding service to their end beneficiaries, been clear in their social changing goals and demonstrated all round excellence.

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Community Resilience

Monday, October 20th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Keith Fernett talks about what Caritas Anchor House is doing to improve health and resilience within the local community.

Over the last few months, the charity has been in discussions with the health service, clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, foundation trusts, researchers and government agencies, to look at developing a new cost effective model for the health agenda.

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Director takes on Annapurna

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

At Caritas Anchor House, a homeless charity in the second most deprived borough in the country, sometimes it can feel like we have a mountain of challenges to overcome.

Budget cuts, heavy demand for services and the increasing complexity of service user needs all take their toll, but this November our Director Keith Fernett has decided to exchange one mountain for another and is trekking across the foothills of Annapurna with four friends.

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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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