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.

Our waiting list for bereavement counselling for our adult service and children & young people's service is currently closed due to Covid and we will be reviewing this again in June. We are open for referrals to our Loss and Trauma project.

March 23rd 2021 is UK lockdown 1st anniversary when we are encouraged to pause in remembrance of those who have died and experienced other losses during the Coronavirus crisis in the past year. In response to the pandemic Caris Islington has set up a new service for Islington residents who have been affected by any loss related to Covid 19 (for example job, income, isolation) who would like to access counselling. Caris offers 12 sessions at no cost.

Caris staff are all working remotely so counselling sessions are being done by phone or video. Voicemail messages can be left on 020 7281 5200 which are forwarded by email to our administrator and emails can be sent to [email protected] .

We are open for referrals to our loss and trauma project which is for those who have been affected by any loss related to Covid 19 (for example job, income, isolation) who would like to access counselling and offers 12 sessions.

Spring 2021 Newsletter was published at end of May. If you would like to be added to Newsletter mailing list please email [email protected] . You can access latest newsletter Newsletter

If you are a counsellor or counsellor in training and would like to volunteer with us we offer training courses once a year. Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are not sure when it will be possible to run the next training course. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please email us including whether you would like to work with adults, children & young people, loss and trauma or all services. Please email [email protected]

Our Cold Weather shelter is currently closed for 2021 season. To contact the team please email [email protected]

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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 subscribe to our newsletter please contact us via our email contact form or email [email protected]

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Would you like to become one of our Trustees?

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

Nick Hopkins (Co Chair)
Pindy Bhullar (Co Chair)
Jan Gale (Company Secretary)
Robyn Boparai (Treasurer)
Abigail Goldsbrough
Clarice Borges
Daniel Needleman
Elena Marchenko
Judy Graham
Nehir Kirlar

If you would like to get in touch with our trustees please email [email protected] or [email protected]

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.

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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If you wish to send us a donation please send an email to [email protected] . Donations are preferred by BACS. If you choose to donate using BACS please inform us in advance so that when we see it on the bank statement we know who it is from. You can also donate using Amazon Smile, Paypal Giving Fund, Easy Fundraising, Local Giving and Just Giving.

All donations go to Caris general fund unless you tell us. Please inform us if you want your donation to go to the Cold Weather Shelter, Adult Bereavement or Children and Young People Bereavement.

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