Management Structure 

Board of Trustees

The charity is managed by the board of Trustees who meet at least 3 times during the year.​


Trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The board identify, approve then approach people who are deemed to be in a position to offer complementary skills to those already represented.

·       Pauline Jenkins - Chair

·       Alison Mosquera, Service User;  

·       Chris Madge, Photographer;

·       Carolyn Thompson, Counsellor;  

·       Marcia Ley, Artist;

·       Dr Dave Tomson, G.P.;

·       Ali Rhind, Artist

·       Carole Kotre, Health Management

·       Helen Baker, Artist

Charitable and Company status

Room For You is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission under number 1150142.  

Room for You is a Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Company in England and Wales [08127856]

The company is governed by Memorandum and Articles of Association and was incorporated 3 July 2012.

The organisation was previously part of the Freeman Hospital NHS Trust but all activities were transferred to the new company on the date of incorporation.


The main objective of the charitable company is:-

‘to protect and preserve the physical and mental health and assist the rehabilitation and care of the general public, patients, former patients and companions.'

The work we do

Room For You has provided a unique service in the three main hospitals in Tyne and Wear. We design arts activities that bring patients and companions together and to enable peer support that is guided by trained counsellors.

Room For You engages up to eight professional, highly experienced artists and counsellors to work creatively in healthcare environments. (See below)

See our projects page for more information on the work done in each venue.

The Team of Associates is made up of professional visual artists and trained counsellors who are supported by a part time coordinator and a trained supervising counsellor:

  • Mary Jennings - counsellor

  • Ali Rhind - artist

  • Carolyn Thompson - counsellor        

  • Alice Stewart - counsellor      

  • Donna Cheshire - artist

  • Mark Todman - artist

  • Pauline Taylor - coordinator  

Friends and supporters

Our Friends are supporters of the work that we do, helping us identify funding opportunities, and undertaking fundraising activities on our behalf. There is no charge for membership of our new Friends scheme, but if you would like to make a donation, you can do this online via our website or you could contact us direct. We also hope that our Friends will be advocates for our work within their own networks of friends and colleagues.

contact us for more information.

Room for You 
Room 15, Floor 2, 
Commercial Union House, 
39 Pilgrim Street, 
Newcastle Upon Tyne, 

© 2019 Room for You 

Room for You is a registered charity in England and Wales [1150142].

Room for You is a Company limited by Guarantee and Registered company in England and Wales [08127856].