History of Cassel

The Cassel Centre was a longstanding and successful unincorporated Association and registered charity (charity number 1026742) until May 2014.

On that date, we began trading as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, a modern legal form of charity (charity number 1156364).

At that date, after consultation with and permission from the Charity Commission the trustees adopted a new Constitution as our governing document and transferred across all of the assets of the Association.

This was a simple change of legal structure, though we also took the opportunity to modernise the wording of the new constitution, largely following recommended structure and wording from the Charity Commission.

Once all formalities are completed the Association will be dissolved, leaving the CIO continuing to trade as The Cassel Centre.

You can find a full description of our services in the Annual Reports of the Association, and from 2014 onwards these will be the Annual Reports of The Cassel Centre CIO. If you would like to read our Annual Reports, please contact us.

Charitable objects:

The Cassel Centre’s charitable objects are stated in the Constitution, our governing document, as follows:-

The objects of the CIO are for the public benefit and are as follows:

  1. the advancement of education;
  2. the advancement of health and relief of sickness;
  3. the relief of poverty;

in particular by providing a social work and counselling service, in particular but not limited , to the community in South East London and adjacent areas; and

the furtherance of such other exclusively charitable purposes according to the law of England and Wales as the Trustees in their absolute discretion from time to time determine.

Cassel Centre Building

Membership of the Cassel Centre: 

Membership of the Organisation is open to anyone who is interested in furthering its purposes, and who, by applying for membership, has indicated his or her agreement to become a member and acceptance of the duty of members set out in the Constitution. A member may be any individual.

The charity’s trustees determine the criteria for membership – to find out how to apply please contact us.