Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

3rd June 2013
As part of their Living with Poverty series, the BBC recently interviewed Anchor House Director Keith Fernett and residents Kevin, Bruk and Louis for a documentary entitled ‘Mind the Gap’. The programme aired on Wednesday 22nd May, with a note of special thanks to Anchor House for their help in...
28th May 2013
Anchor House recently marked the sixth annual Give and Gain Day with a visit from ten very enthusiastic volunteers from BioMed Central, a scientific publisher of 252 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. The volunteers ran a CV employability workshop in the morning, holding 1:1 sessions...
28th May 2013
Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green have been raising money in aid of Anchor House, and as the school year comes to an end, they have made an amazing donation of £2,293.61! Students from Years 10 – 13 were inspired to get involved following a visit from Anchor House’s Community...
21st May 2013
Former Anchor House resident Penny is up for an award at Look Ahead’s Customer Reward and Recognition Event 2013. Chosen to be one of the final few candidates out of 100 entrants, Penny was nominated by her floating support worker for the ‘Most Committed Customer’ award. “When I heard that I’d...
17th May 2013
Anchor House Director, Keith Fernett, spoke this week about how Anchor House approaches the concept of Big Society and what the organisation is doing to help the local community. “We as an organisation believe that we are a Big Society organisation with reach into all parts of the borough that we...
17th May 2013
Anchor House director Keith Fernett with Patron Julie Etchingham Euromoney’s FX Survey Awards dinner took place last week on the 8th May 2013 and Anchor House was delighted to be their chosen Charity of the Year. The evening saw a host of awards, comedy and charitable giving, with celebrity...
7th May 2013
In just three months’ time, on 27-28 July, the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon takes place and thirteen brave individuals from Euromoney are going to swim, cycle and run their way to the finish line in aid of Anchor House, a residential and life skills centre based in Canning Town. Made up of...
7th May 2013
Keith Fernett and Dominic Raab, MP When the Centre for Social Justice asked for volunteers to be part of their Inner City Challenge, Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, immediately put his hand up. The challenge asks MPs from all political parties to undertake a voluntary placement in some of...
7th May 2013
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, MET Commissioner with Keith Fernett, Director of Anchor House As part of an on-going conversation with London’s faith communities, the London Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre last...
26th April 2013
Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, writes: Newham is one of the places where the welfare reforms will hit hardest, according to new research. A study by university researchers into the disproportionate effect of the reforms has places Newham among the 20 districts with the largest absolute...

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