Anchor Hanover

Anchor Hanover is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for people in later life.  This year, to celebrate LGBT+ History month’s theme of Poetry, Prose and Plays, a writing competition was held which was open to both colleagues and residents. Here Anchor Hanover share three of their winning entries. 

Jay Crowter, a care assistant who wrote one of the winning poems said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have joined a workplace that is so LGBTQ affirming… and even more delighted to have won the LGBT+ History Month writing competition! It’s been a while since I sat down to write a poem so I relished this opportunity.”

Anchor Hanover: “We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we did!”

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Read the Poems (PDF) below: