So how was your weekend?  How did you manage with the extreme heat?  I had a rough time to be honest, I mostly sat between two fans and according to my mother in law, she jokingly called me Lady Muck, very funny.

Talking to a carer this morning she also explained how debilitating the heat can be for her and the person she cares for, how it makes caring and conditions worse.  If anyone needs advice, support or a chat please either emails or

Interested in joining any of these sessions email

Don’t Forget This Week’s Events

11th August

Carers Group for someone with a Kidney Condition 11am to 12.30pm

A peer support meeting for those carers that look after someone with kidney conditions. A chance for you to meet other carers that are in the same situation as you, share experiences and advice and support each other on common issues

Carers Forum 2pm to 3.30pm

This monthly forum invites organisations and speakers to come discuss different topics that can inform carers on a range of services that will hopefully enhance the caring role.

Presentations: Test & Trace/Public Health – Direct Payments/People First

12th August

Aspire Wk. 1 – 2.30 to 3.45pm

In partnership with Limehouse Project we are delivering a condensed 2 week Aspire Course which will cover the following topics:

  • Motivation & Confidence
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Skills Audit and Career Planning

This will then be followed by quarterly reviews to provide ongoing support with employability skills and various other training offered by LHP and Carers Centre.

Are you bored at home?  Interested in completing an online course?

The courses aren’t a test – there is no grading or time limit. They are a self-help tool designed to keep you well in your role as an unpaid carer. The course bundle includes interactive quizzes, videos, downloads, and worksheets, for you to take at your own pace, whether it’s for 5 minutes daily, or for an hour once a week. We give you plenty of hints and tips on how to acknowledge, rethink and balance the ways in which caring affects your life.

Could you increase your IT skills? 

Do you have difficulty with …?

  • Online shopping?
  • Benefits?
  • Zoom sessions?
  • Emails?
  • Socially connecting to friends?

If so, then we can provide one to one support & learning.

Email for either learning activities.

No Longer Able to Care

This new report – No Longer Able to Care: Supporting older carers and ageing parent carers to plan for a future when they are less able or unable to care – highlights how older parent carers and ageing carers who face additional barriers to accessing services should be supported to prepare for a time when they are less able or unable to provide care. The report is accompanied by resources for carers, commissioners, providers, and front line staff to use in the development of support for carers to plan for a future when they are less able or unable to care.

Hot Weather Health Tips

 Keep your body cool

  • Drink colddrinks and eat smaller cold meals such as salads and fruit.
  • Wear light coloured; loose fitting clothes made from natural fibres like cotton.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • If you must go outside, apply sunscreen, wear a hat.
  • Plan your day around the heat – avoid being outdoors between 11am and 5pm.

Play your part, cover up

When you are out and about, please make sure you continue to follow the government’s Covid-19 guidance.

While it might be slightly less comfortable in hot weather, it’s vital you wear a face covering when required. This includes on public transport, in shops and while visiting a hospital, and from Saturday 8 August the list of places where you’ll need to wear a face covering will grow. It will include cinemas, places of worship, museums, salons, libraries, community centres and many other indoor public spaces and venues. Please check the latest advice to ensure you’re playing your part to prevent the spread of the virus.

Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds as soon as you get home and maintaining social distancing when you’re out are both still crucial. Read more about what you can and cannot do.
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Important Numbers

Unpaid carers can still access FREE PPE supplies. If you would like to receive PPE, Please contact the Carers Centre on 0207 790 1765 or Ayeda directly.
Domestic Violence Duty Line:  020 7364 4986 between 9am – 5pm.Victim Support:  020 7364 2448/7957

Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email

Tony Collins-Moore
Carers Academy Manager

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765

Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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