COVID 19 LOCKDOWN RESPONSE
This message explains our suggestions now that lockdown has been implemented. Messages can be left by phone on 020 7281 5200 and emails can be sent to [email protected] which are being picked up remotely each day.
ADULT BEREAVEMENT SERVICE
Our Adult Bereavement Counselling Service is open for existing clients and new referrals. Existing counselling sessions and booked assessments will continue by phone or internet/video link until further notice. Your Counsellor will contact you to discuss arrangements for counselling sessions. New referrals can be sent by email or you can phone us. You will be informed of any changes to these arrangements.
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE BEREAVEMENT SERVICE
The Children's and Young People's service is still open for referrals. Most of our counsellors are able to offer online working with the young people who have been referred. However this method of working is not appropriate for everyone and we are endeavouring to find alternative ways of supporting, particularly younger children. We have developed an online phone training for our counsellors. We are still discussing how we will do counselling with younger primary aged children. We are able to offer support for parents as well as teachers and other referrers if required.
COLD WEATHER SHELTER
The Cold weather shelter has closed for this season. If you would like to get in touch with the team to discuss a referral or are a guest please phone 07913020738 or email [email protected]
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.
If you are a counsellor or counsellor in training and would like to volunteer with us we offer training course for our adults service March-April and for our children's service October-November each year. Please email [email protected] or phone 020 7281 5200
Our Cold Weather shelter operates January to March each year. To contact the team please email [email protected] or phone 07913020738
"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 subscribe to our newsletter please contact us via our email contact form which can be found below Contact Information.
Would you like to become one of our Trustees?
Caris Islington is managed by a board of trustees who meet quarterly:
Jackie Mair (Chair)
Catriona Henderson (Company Secretary)
Robyn Boparai (Treasurer)
Ruth Mair (Minutes Secretary)
Rev. Andrew Chrich
Please see our Trustee Responsibilities 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.
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.
If you wish to donate during Covid 19 please use BACS, visit our Just Giving page or send an email to [email protected] . At other times you can send a cheque made payable to “CARIS Islington” sent to the Treasurer at address below made payable to “CARIS Islington”
The CARIS Office
St Mellitus Church
London N4 3AG
Some of the churches that have been involved with CARIS include:
St Mary's, Upper Street
St John's, Duncan Terrace
St Stephen's, Canonbury
St Mary Magdalene & St David
St Giles Mission
St Luke's Church
The Polish Church in Islington
St Andrew's, Whitehall Park
St Thomas', Finsbury Park
St Mary's Hornsey Rise