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Digital Britain' minister sees technology helping the homeless

PUBLISHED: 06:59 06 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:12 05 October 2010

Stephen Timms... meets homeless Leon George

Stephen Timms... meets homeless Leon George

TREASURY Minister Stephen Timms has visited East London as Minister for Digital Britain' to learn how one charity uses technology to help the homeless get a fresh start. He toured Canning Town's Anchor House after it won an award for best use of technology

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TREASURY Minister Stephen Timms has visited East London in his role as Minister for Digital Britain’ to learn how one charity is using technology to help the homeless get a fresh start.

He toured Canning Town’s Anchor House after its success in winning the Charity Times award for best use of technology.

The East Ham MP chatted with residents (pictured) to see the benefits they gain from the £6 million modernisation programme.

The Anchor House centre in the Barking Road uses communications technology to help the homeless develop their self-esteem and acquire skills to take control of their lives.

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