CARIS Islington

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Welcome to the CARIS Islington Website

Caris Islington is a registered charity which runs two projects in Islington - a Bereavement Counselling Service for children and adults, and a cold weather night shelter for homeless people in Islington.

To contact the COLD WEATHER SHELTER January - March, email OR leave a message on 07913 020738

If you are a counsellor or counsellor in training and would like to volunteer with our service to counsel children and young people, please call us: 020 7281 5200. We are currently recruiting. Last interviews 31st October. Next training for our C&YP volunteers starts 14th November.

Annual Lecture: Grief works
Facilitated by Julia Samuel, Author of “Grief works”

Julia Samuel is a psychotherapist specialising in grief, who has spent the last twenty-five years working with bereaved families. She has worked at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington where she pioneered the role of maternity and paediatric psychotherapist. Twenty five years ago, Julia has helped launch and establish Child Bereavement UK of which she continues to support actively as Founder Patron. As the results of her services to bereaved children, she was awarded an MBE in 2015. Julia is the Vice President of the BACP and an Honorary Doctor of Middlesex University.

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Caris Islington
"Our vision is of a community service open to all in Islington affected by bereavement or homelessness, offering counselling and cold weather shelters"

(From the Caris Islington Mission Statement)

We work with bereaved people and homeless in Islington, North London. For homeless people we provide a cold weather night shelter. For bereaved people we provide bereavement counselling for adults, children and young people.

You can find more information about our projects on this website. You can also go to our download section for our latest Annual Report and other information about CARIS Islington.

To subscirbe to our newsletter please contact us via our email contact form which can be found below Contact Information.

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Would you like to become one of our Trustees?

Please click icon to the right for details of this vacancy

Caris Islington is managed by a board of trustees who meet quarterly:

Jackie Mair (Chair)
Kevin Tunnard (Treasurer)
Catriona Henderson (Company Secretary)
Ruth Mair (Minutes Secretary)
Robina Dyall
Rev. Andrew Chrich
Jack Allen-Fitt

Please see our download section for information about the role of CARIS Islington's trustees, its committees and policies.

Contact us if you would be interested in joining one of our committees or becoming a trustee.

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For more information about the role of trustees in local charities,
click here for the charity commission and follow links to ‘how to be an effective trustee’.

Our Supporters

Caris Islington is supported by many churches, trusts and individuals in Islington.

Click here for a PDF about gift aid and to download a gift aid form

Caris Islington and its projects relies entirely on donations.

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To give a donation, cheques should be made payable to “CARIS Islington” and sent to the Treasurer at:
The CARIS Office
The Annexe
St Mellitus Church
Tollington Park
London N4 3AG

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