Update: May/June 2020

We need help!

Like so many other businesses and organisations at the moment, we are facing significant income loss and possible permanent closure. We have lost all our hall and room hire income. This is about a half of our normal income. If you feel you can donate, it will help us to continue to provide services to a large number of isolated people. We are not significantly funded by local or central government. The Donate button is at the top of this page!


As you may know by now, the Claremont building is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice. Our members, most of who are aged 75+, are among the most at risk from Covid-19 and it is extremely important that they stay safe and minimize their chances of contracting it. Do not try to come along to Claremont – we will not be there!

Physical isolation doesn’t necessary mean personal isolation. We are staying in touch and encourage you to stay in touch with us. You can call us, email us, and post on Facebook and Instagram.

For those with broadband at home, we are now offering live and interactive groups and classes!

The timetable and information on how to join classes can be found HERE. Please pass on the word!

Our latest newsletter can be found here Newsletter (MS Word download) and here Newsletter (PDF Format).

We are calling all members to check in and see how everyone’s doing. We have set up a telephone chat service, asking past interns to join with us in staying in touch with you.

We are worried about people who need groceries and other essential supplies. Please call or email us if you, or someone you know, needs this kind of support. We are working with Islington Council and other local charities, to address these needs safely. We are very grateful for the enormous outpouring of local support and offers of help.

Our psychotherapy services are continuing as usual and we are using Zoom for video sessions. We are still accepting enquiries from Islington residents and assessments will take place over the telephone or by Zoom.

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