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Caritas Anchor House gets pampered at wellness day

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Caritas Anchor House gets pampered at wellness day

4th January 2017
Caritas Anchor House has held our second annual Pamper Hamper day for our homeless residents and community members.

Pamper Hamper is our Christmas community event designed to improve mental wellbeing over the festive period – a time when many of those we support feel financial pressure and isolation from family and friends.

The event, funded by the London Borough of Newham and organised by our Mental Health Lead, provided residents and community members with opportunities to take part in workshops focuses on wellbeing and mental health, mindfulness, meditation and acupuncture with visualisation. A Lifestyle Architect at Caritas Anchor House led a workshop on Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, whilst attendees could also treat themselves to a head and neck massage and a new haircut.

Photographer Saul Perryman set up a pop-up photography studio and took some great portraits of our residents and community members, who all then saw a performance of carols by the Caritas Anchor House choir and had Christmas lunch.

Debbie, a resident of Caritas Anchor House, said “I really enjoyed the Pamper Hamper day. I took part in lots of workshops but the acupuncture was my favourite – everyone involved felt relaxed and calm and I slept so well that night!”

Keith Fernett, Chief Executive, said “The Pamper Hamper day was a great success, and I would like to thank our partners, volunteers and all those involved.

Our staff and residents work tirelessly to turn around their lives after experiencing homelessness, and it was great to be able to provide a day of well-earned relaxation.” 

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