Hello Everyone

What an exciting Carers Week we have had and to all the carers who joined an activity I hope it was fun?  Between you and the Carers Centre we certainly made sure carers were very visible, I hope that the summer fete, strawberries and cream, massages and beauty bag give away went some way to make you feel valued?

It was wonderful to have a visit from Rachel Blake, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing yesterday morning.  Great ally for carers and the Carers Centre.

Looking forward to next year…

Covid-19 cases are rising

Cases of Covid-19 are rising in London and the rest of the country. To protect yourself and others get vaccinated when eligible and take up the offer of free, regular tests.

People who are vaccinated can still carry the virus and pass it on to others – 1 in 3 people have the virus but show no symptoms at all. This is why everyone, including those who are vaccinated, need to take up the offer of testing.

People with symptoms must book an appointment immediately online or by calling 119. People without symptoms should get tested twice a week.

25 and over? Get vaccinated

Anyone aged 25 and over can now book their vaccine appointment. In Tower Hamlets there are local clinics (including pharmacies in the borough) and mass vaccination sites, including Westfield.

Vaccines are effective and two doses are needed for maximum protection against all existing and emerging variants. Those who are vaccinated are far less likely to get Covid-19 with symptoms, and even more unlikely to get serious Covid-19, to be admitted to hospital, or to die from it.

Protect yourself and others by getting two doses of the vaccine.

A four-week in-person course exploring our relationship with the natural world by deepening our practice of mindfulness.

It’s an in-person East London course on nature and mindfulness, and it features special guests including local ‘tree whisperer’ Bob Gilbert.

The link to the course and booking is…


Men’s mental health matters

Recognising that many people’s mental health has been challenged by the lockdowns over the past year, this year’s Men’s Health Week from 14 – 21 June is focusing on the five ways to wellbeing with a challenge. 

The “CAN DO Challenge” encourages everyone to choose a different way to wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, learn, and give) and to try one each day of the week.

Diabetes Week: know your risk

It’s Diabetes Week from 14-20 June and this year’s focus is about telling #DiabetesStories from all corners of the UK. The campaign aims to look back on an extraordinary year and look forward at what’s to come.

Do you know your risk of getting diabetes? Find out your risk of type 2 diabetes via the ‘know your risk’ tool, and learn how to maintain a healthy weight.

Museum of London

The Museum of |London really pleased to let you know that we will be holding our next Time For A Cuppa online session on Wednesday 30th June at 10.30am. Please do join us for fun, singing, reminiscence and laughter! You can book here or please do email me directly and I’d be more than happy to help.

Also stay tuned for some hopeful ONSITE activities soon!

St. Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green are staging a fantastic one-person play exploring early onset dementia and its effects on love and relationship between carer and cared-for.

“Take Off Your Cornflakes” will be brought to our stage 6th -9th July by acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company actor: Mark Locker. Originally an Irish play written by Pat Nolan and Rose Henderson, Mark has adapted the play to a North London setting, as well as turning it into a deeply moving one-person performance.

“When I first saw the original play in Ireland in 2020, I was absolutely gripped and wanted to bring it to the UK immediately. At the time, I had a relative with dementia and the whole family was struggling with its consequences. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are part of many families now. It’s a story that needs to be told. The strength of the play is that it sees both sides of a complex issue with humour and sadness, always delicately balanced.” – Mark Lockyer


Take Off Your Cornflakes | Tickets | Venue

Dates:6th -9th July

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: Full Price £15 | Discounted £10

Venue: St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

Further reading

–          Mark Lockyer talking to St. Margaret’s House about why he wants to tell this story on stage

–          Review from June 2021 performance at White Bear, London

Apply for a further education grant to support your studies

Are you starting a new education or training course in September, but worried about finding the money to pay for it? We might be able to help. Applications for the Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf Trust Fund are open until 30 July 2021.

The fund provides financial grants of up to £6,600, depending on your course and personal financial situation, to help with the cost of further and higher education courses.

An Annual LGBT Pride Celebration


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 enquiries@ccth.org.uk

Tony Collins-Moore
Carers Academy Manager


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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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