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Anchor House contributes to the 2020 Public Safety Report

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Anchor House contributes to the 2020 Public Safety Report

10th September 2010

Anchor House’s continued pursuit of service quality through innovation and the development of new approaches to the rejuvenation of homeless people has seen them working with the 2020 Public Services Trust at the Royal Society of Arts and this week saw the launch of their ‘ 2020 Public Safety – Opportunities for Reform ‘ report, which looks at all aspects of Public safety services. This document is a vital contribution as to how services could be delivered in 2020.

The report acknowledged the role played by Anchor House by stating ‘ Particular thanks go to Linda Maytum –Wilson ( Anchor House’ Criminal Justice co-ordinator), colleagues and residents at Anchor House, in Newham, twice winners of the Michael Whippman award prize for innovation in homelessness. The discussion groups that they organised with community leaders from the voluntary and community sector were valuable in informing the thinking of this project’.

Director of Anchor House, Keith Fernett, said “In the current climate we all have to be prepared to develop a new paradigm, the old ways will not be able to continue so we were particularly delighted to be able to contribute to the thinking of how Public Safety Services can be delivered in the future”

Public Safety Services are deemed to be the Police, Crown Prosecution Services, Courts, Prisons, Probation, Fire, Immigration, Citizenship functions, and Community Safety Partnerships.

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