Posts Tagged ‘london’

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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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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Listen to the Anchor House Anthem

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Exciting news this week as Steve Nolan and Eve O’Keefe release the fabulous Anchor House anthem, produced entirely in-house with some of our residents? First play in the canteen was received with a round of applause and requests to play it again! If you have not heard it yet, you can listen here.

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Sharing best practice

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Maurice Price, head of the development team at Anchor House has recently visited The Quays, a Riverside ECHG hostel in Kent, to explore ways of working together to share their knowledge, information and best practice. The Quays, located in a deprived area of Sittingbourne, faces similar economic and social issues to those faced by Anchor House in Canning Town – yet it has pioneered […]

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Welcome to Caritas Anchor House

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Caritas Anchor House is a residential and life skills centre for single homeless people. Based in the East End of London, we support over 200 people each year, giving them so much more than just a roof over their heads. Our aim is to address the root causes of homelessness and create sustainable solutions that […]

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