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

Our waiting list for bereavement counselling for our adult service and children & young people's service is re-opening on 15th August and we are now open to receiving referrals.

The Loss and Trauma project is open for referrals for those who have been affected by any loss related to Covid 19 (for example job, income, isolation) who would like to access counselling. Although we are hoping to get more funding for the Loss & Trauma service, the current funding is ending in November. Therefore from the end of July we will only able to offer 8 sessions and from the end of August we might have to stop taking referrals as we will not have enough weeks to offer a meaningful amount of sessions. However If we receive funding to extend the project we will return to offering 12 sessions.

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 Liz, our administrator and voicemails are forwarded to her by email. If you want to speak to a specific person please text or email them. For general information or referrals please fill out our contact form.


Please see below for updated information

The vacancy includes 3 roles as follows
1 post of 8 hours to work with adults
1 or 2 posts of 8 or 16 hours to work with children & young people
A combination of these 3 roles.
Salary: £27,103 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract: Fixed Term (subject to renewal)

We are looking for someone with the following:
BACP/UKCP accredited counsellor or psychotherapist
Undertaking training or a qualification in clinical supervision
To assist the Manager in the clinical management of the Bereavement Service
Closing date: 27 July 2021 4pm
For more information and to receive the job pack please send an email to


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 3 services: adults, children & young people and loos & trauma related to Covid 19. Our next training course will be for children and young people in autumn 2021. If you would like to be added to our waiting list for any of the services please email us including which service you would like to work with. Please email [email protected]

If you would like to volunteer for our cold weather shelter please contact the team in the autumn by emailing [email protected]

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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.

To subscribe to our newsletter please contact us via our email contact form
Our Spring 2021 Newsletter was published at end of May which you can access here 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)
Robyn Boparai (Treasurer)
Abigail Goldsbrough
Clarice Borges
Daniel Needleman
Elena Marchenko
Judy Graham
Nehir Kirlar
Pindy Bhullar

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

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 rely entirely on donations.

To donate to us or for finance enquires please email [email protected]

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