Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Our News in Brief

Our News in Brief

2nd December 2010
We are delighted to announce that our Head of Education and Training, Aggrie Chikiwa, won the award for Best Individual Trainer at the National Training Awards ceremony last night. We would like to congratulate Aggrie, as this is a reflection of his care, dedication and commitment to our...
3rd November 2010
Should the roles be that of a strategic enabler, a commissioner rather than the monopoly supplier of services? Why do we have to have a probation service dealing with all offenders, could the voluntary sector offer a better alternative? It might be cheaper and more cost effective, even obtain...
19th October 2010
Leapfrog Day Nursery, based at the Excel Centre in Newham, put all their efforts into a harvest festival collection, and presented Anchor House with a bumper food donation!  Thank you to all the parents and children who helped!   Leapfrog presenting the food donation to Director Keith Fernett...
15th October 2010
Following on from Anchor House's triumphant win at the National Training Awards this week, a case study of both Anchor House and our Head of Education and Training Aggrie Chikiwa was produced by UK Skills. Here is a segment of the case study, contributed by Learning and Skills Solutions Ltd, a...
14th October 2010
Anchor House and Aggrie Chikiwa - Anchor House’s Head of Education and Training - have been honoured with prestigious National Training Awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution and commitment to training, learning and development in the workplace. Anchor House and Aggrie were...
4th October 2010
This week saw the start of a new partnership with Canning Town Library. Maurice Price says, “Deborah Peck, the Librarian at Canning Town, and her team could not have been more welcoming”. Deborah and the team set aside most of a morning so that residents of Anchor House could have a thorough...
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 –...
3rd September 2010
We are very pleased to announce that Director of Anchor House, Keith Fernett, was Highly Commended and the runner up in the category of Charity Principal of the Year at the Charity Times Awards. Keith was nominated for his outstanding management and leadership skills which has been illustrated by...
30th July 2010
The recent visit to Abbotswick Spiritual Retreat proved to be a great success and some of the tributes from the residents participating in the retreat when they got back to Anchor House proved to be extremely moving.   Abbotswick House  A large proportion of the work carried out at Anchor House...
27th July 2010
Delis is a dedicated volunteer, having become involved in each of the communities that he has lived in the past. In some of these projects he has been able to help younger people stay on the straight and narrow.  He thinks that ‘there is always someone who needs your help...no matter where you are...

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