Project information

Decorating our Waiting Room

Our adult clients, and the parents and siblings of our younger clients, have to wait in a room, sometimes for an hour, that is not calming or interesting. It has no windows and although it is light enough, there is no sense of comfort or distraction. Nobody feels at home in our waiting room!

Possibly only a week depending on how we plan it

Charity information: CARIS Islington

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  • Need


    We want our clients and their families to have a pleasant experience of being in our building.


    The waiting room will be interesting and welcoming and people will enjoy sitting in there

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To make our waiting room lovely


    » 1. Design a wall mural 2. Paint the room with a mural 3. Get a magazine rack 4. Buy new chairs

    What success will look like

    Success will be... a waiting room we can be proud of

  • Impact


    Clients and those waiting for them will feel calm and welcome. This will help with the successful outcome of the counselling and be reflected on the client feedback forms


    Spilled paint - we'll use dust sheets
    Falling off ladders - no one on their won doing the job


    We'll take a photo and write a report

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £750 chairs for the waiting room
      £100 paint a variety of colours
      £50 magazine rack to put magazines in
      £100 time staff time for admin and shopping
  • Background


    Our building is in Islington:
    The Annexe, St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park, N4 3AG


    Anybody in Islington who has been bereaved or who is bringing a bereaved child to our centre

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only bereavement service offering support to both children and adults in Islington

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Lydia Constantinou

    Lydia will co-ordinate the helpers who will paint our waiting room