CARIS Islington

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Welcome to the CARIS Islington Website

Caris Islington is a registered charity which runs two projects in Islington:
Bereavement Counselling Service for children and adults
Cold weather night shelter for homeless people in Islington

CARIS staff are all working remotely so counselling sessions are being done by phone or video. Phone calls to 020 7281 5200 are picked up by our administrator and voicemails are forwarded to her by email. If you would like to refer to our service please check the Bereavement Counselling page on this website. If you would like to contact us it is best to send an email or use the contact form on this website rather than phoning. If you want to speak to a specific person please send a text or email. For general information please fill out our contact form.

Updated December 2021

Hours: 8 hours
Working days: Wednesday or Thursday (hours & days negotiable with meetings on Wednesdays)
Contract: Fixed term (renewable depending on funding)
Salary: £27,103 per annum (pro-rata)

We are looking for someone with the following:
BACP/UKCP/NCS accredited (or similar organisation) counsellor or psychotherapist
Undertaking training or a qualification in clinical supervision

The successful applicant will provide:
Clinical supervision to volunteer counsellors
Clinical assessment for children and young people who are residents of the London Borough of Islington
The candidate will develop and deliver training to volunteers as well as our recruitment training
To assist the Manager in the clinical management of the Bereavement Service

How to apply
Please email [email protected] for a job description and a criteria form.
You will then be asked to send a CV and personal statement and will be given instructions on how to apply.

Closing Date: 18th January 2022

Interviews will be on Zoom with a panel of 3 or 4 of our team members.
You will deliver a short presentation and then be asked a series of questions so we can get to know you better. You will also have the opportunity to ask us questions.

Cold Weather Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter Update
Please see Night Shelter Page for information regarding this season.

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Our Vision

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.


If you are a counsellor or counsellor in training and would like to volunteer with us we offer training courses once a year. We have 2 services: adults and children & young people. Further information is on the Volunteering page. If you would like to be added to our waiting list for either service please email [email protected] including which service you would like to work with.

Although CARIS has its roots in local Christian churches, we cannot stress enough that our counselling is not faith based. People are welcome as clients, employees and volunteers from all backgrounds and all faiths or none. Part of our training has always been to ensure that people of faith set aside their beliefs during counselling sessions so that they can keep their attention on their clients with open hearts and minds.


To subscribe to our newsletter please go to Newsletter Sign up Form
Alternatively you can use the contact form on this website or email [email protected]
Our Autumn 2021 Newsletter was published at end of November which you can access here Autumn Newsletter

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Our Trustees

Would you like to become one of our Trustees?

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

Nick Hopkins (Chair)
Jan Gale (Company Secretary)
Abigail Goldsbrough
Daniel Needleman
Judy Graham
Nehir Kirlar

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

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.

Financial Information

Click here for a PDF about Gift Aid and to download a gift aid form. Caris Islington and its projects rely entirely on donations.
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To donate to us or for finance enquires please email [email protected]

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