Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Reflecting on the year gone by

Our News in Brief

Reflecting on the year gone by

3rd May 2017
Over the last quarter, the ebbs and flows of working with residents with multiple and complex needs has continued, but we remain positive about the impact of our work. Our results against our targets have in the main held up, and have exceeded our expectations in some areas.

We have increased efforts to find innovative partners with ideas and resources to complement our own and are clear about what we need. This has brought us corporate partners with edge and imagination that raise spirits and offer the widest variety of opportunities to learn, develop and simply enjoy life. No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach can meet the diverse needs of our residents so we continue to collaborate and review our offering.

We are working exceptionally hard and successfully navigating the obvious challenges of our payment-by-results contract and outcome-focussed grants, as we know we must. However sometimes the drama and colour of the flowering bulbs tended by residents, the high energy of our football team, the sweet tones of our choir and the raw pride of our residents showing the films they have produced about their journeys to an admiring audience  is - and should be - ample reward.

We thank all those who continue to support our vision in many varied ways to extend our reach and help rebuild lives.

Over the last three months to 31 March 2017:

  • 20 residents moved out of Caritas Anchor House into independent living
  • 12 residents gained employment
  • 606 volunteering sessions were undertaken
  • 92% of residents had Personal Development Plans
  • We maintained a 97.1% occupancy rate

Download our latest quarterly report here: Aspirations Programme Q4 01 01 17 - 31 03 17 (pdf)

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