Canning Town charity shortlisted for three awards for helping homeless

12:12 14 July 2014

A charity that supports more than 200 homeless and vulnerable people every year is in the running for no less than three awards.

Caritas Anchor House has been longlisted in the first stage of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) awards as a project displaying innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root causes of poverty, turning lives around and reversing social breakdown.

The Charity Times Awards 2014 have also shortlisted the charity in two categories: Social Champion, for which the charity was runner up and highly commended in 2013, and Big Society.

The Social Champion accolade recognises organisations that have consistently delivered an outstanding service to their end-beneficiaries, and while Caritas Anchor House is a relatively small charity, it has been nominated for the Big Society Award for its services promoting better living and social cohesion.

Keith Fernett, director of the Canning Town charity, said: “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for these awards. It’s a credit to our achievements and recognises the hard work of all our staff, and the determination of our residents, who make Caritas Anchor House what it is.

“Over the past few years, our charity has evolved dramatically and we are now able to support people from all walks of life, including those dealing with alcohol and substance misuse, mental health problems, domestic violence and a history of offending.

“Being shortlisted for these awards recognises our efforts to improve and expand our services, which are now accessed by over 200 residents and 15,000 members of community each year.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Dozens of disabled residents have been given hope after the mayor promised to hold off plans to close a specialist gym.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A debate about the future of a much-loved statue will be held next year, the mayor has said.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

As the Essex Investigator he solved cases across Newham. Now the PI shows reporter Mark Shales the dangers of the internet.


Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now