Room for You aims to provide emotional support through creativity, and by listening and talking to people living with life-limiting conditions.
Room for You – Notice of Closure
Since March 2020, Room for You has been unable to deliver our recognised and valued service in hospitals and health settings in the North East. We applied for and received a small grant from the Arts Council of England’s Emergency Response fund to allow us to do some research into new methods or working. However, despite our efforts it has proved impossible for us to continue to meet our aim of providing emotional support through creativity, by listening and talking to people living with life-limiting conditions.
Consequently, at the Trustees meeting of 25th January 2021, it was agreed that the charity was no longer viable and that it would best meet its objectives by closing and transferring any remaining assets in accordance with the Articles of Association. The Trustees unanimously agreed to close Room for You and this process will begin immediately.
The board wishes to thank all those with whom we have had the privilege to work over the 20 years of our existence. Our team of Artists and Counsellors have worked with and provided support to thousands of patients, their companions and many members of staff who have been involved.
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Read the History and Listen to Ali Rhind, one of the founders of Room for You who is currently on the board of trustees and works as an artist on the project.
Ali was interviewed by Russel Ward from Radio Newcastle earlier this year and she gives a great summary of the start of the project and the way it has developed.
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