Anchor House has been changing!
Over the last 4 years we have been implementing a massive change programme which has more recently resulted in a number of external awards which reflect our focused determination and commitment to tacking the issues that cause homelessness.
We recently won 4 National Training Awards for Service Delivery and for Inspiration in Training and Education, in October 2010.
Director Keith Fernett was runner up for Charity Principal of the Year Award in September at the Charity Times Awards in September 2010.
Winning the Charity Times Best Use of Technology award, of which we are particularly proud. We were also UK finalists for the 3rd Sector Excellence in Financial Managements awards.
In both 2006 and 2008 we were the outright winners of the Michael Whippman Award for Innovation in Homelessness – for our user involvement programmes. In 2009 we were UK finalists and runners up for the same award for the use of digital media.
We won the Thames Gateway Award in 2008 receiving a commendation for Outstanding Young Person and for Diversity in the community.
In 2008 we received a Places of Change award from the Department of Communities and Local Government, under their Innovation in Homelessness programme.
In 2007 an Access to Excellence award under a Government sponsored regeneration scheme for Canning Town – our local area.
On top of this, one of our former residents won the National Apprentice Award in 2007 as well!
The awards go beyond what Anchor House has achieved though. It’s about how we help our residents rebuild their lives and get back into full time employment and independent living – this for us is the greatest accolade possible.
Last year we helped 39 residents back into full time employment and 34 into independent living – this is what we are most proud of.
To see a summary of all we’ve achieved, please click here: