Anchor House in Perth, Scotland is a registered charity working to overcome the causes and consequences of social exclusion, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, health, inequality and community disintegration. The organisation is a major provider of support and temporary accommodation services operating in Perthshire.

Our aim is to drive forward and develop solutions that take into account the wider social and economic factors which impact on the lives of communities and individuals. Our service provision is focused on the individual needing support and is pragmatic at working at sustainable solutions.

It is our belief that all members of society are entitled by right to enjoy basis fundamental human rights. Homelessness, exclusion and their subsequent effects impoverish the lives of individuals, effectively denying them and, in certain cases, whole communities their civil, political, economic, social or cultural rights.

In response to this, we work across agencies in order to pool limited resources and more effectively respond to the problems identified.

Anchor House is managed by an overall Management Committee. They volunteer their time to provide the overall control, policy direction and facilitation required to meet the organisation’s mission and vision statements.

“Service users have a right to be involved and consulted in matters concerning them. They need to feel that they will be dealt with fairly and sensitively and their rights will be respected, that they will be offered information on which to base decisions and given choice where this is available. The right to privacy will also be respected”