So how is everyone doing? Looks like there is a possible vaccine on the horizon, which is exciting news. How does this make you feel as a carer? I would really love to hear from carers and find out your thoughts.
I wanted to also mention that it is really wonderful to see new faces at our online activities and welcome to you all. I really hope you are getting some mental respite, peer support from fellow carers, enhancing health & wellbeing and most importantly have fun.
Great turn out at yesterday’s Carers Forum and topics discussed were day centre closures and the affect on carers, upcoming activities and the need to support each other during lockdown.
Only a few places left – book now to avoid disappointment
Dates: 18th, 25th November 2nd, 9th December 2020
Time: 11.30am to 12.45pm
These four 75 minute, weekly online sessions will be delivered by Breathing Space Mindfulness teachers and aim to:
- Support carers in the challenges they face in the pandemic: isolation, lack of rest, overwhelmed and feelings of anxiety.
- To equip carers with tools which help them manage their mental health
- To offer connectivity with other local like-minded carers
- To improve general wellbeing of carers
- To provide carers with a supportive, kind and peaceful online space
Each week Carers will be able to exercise, raising your heart rate and getting a sweat on, this will be followed by mindfulness and meditation techniques helping you to manage your busy caring lives.
There are amazing health benefits such as boosting your immune system, stretching, and keeping supple, building personal strength, having some mental respite from your caring role, and having fun with likeminded carers.
Museum of London: Meaningful Moments – Monday 16th, 23rd & 30th November time: 11am to 12noon
Do you love museums? Are you interested in the history of Tower Hamlets? The Museum of London Docklands invites carers across Tower Hamlets to come together and get to know us through a series of three bespoke sessions, exploring our fascinating collection about London’s docklands and more.
Take an hour to enjoy some creative activities together, share stories or find some respite for yourself and discover some of the opportunities museums across London can offer you and those you care for.
Sessions are open to all, so please feel free to join on your own or with the person you care for.
Understanding frailty – Friday 20th November 10.30am to 12noon
Frailty has been described as being ‘a complex syndrome involving biological (physical), social and cognitive (thinking, emotional, psychological) factors. When a person is living with frailty, they are less resilient and more vulnerable and so if something happens to them, it will be worse than for a non-frail person and it will take them longer to recover. People who are frail often describe feelings of slowing down, getting weaker, being exhausted, and finding it more difficult to perform everyday tasks.
We know that people who are frail have the highest risk of falls, disability, hospital admissions and need for long term care. They are more likely to have complications after surgery and experience unwanted side effects from medicines.
However there are some simple things that we can do to prevent frailty or improve our own or someone we care for’s level of frailty.
In this workshop we will look at what frailty is and why it is important; how it can be improved or even prevented.
News from Partner Organisations
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
0800 999 5428
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed