So happy Friday everyone and I hope your upcoming weekend is a good one. Sunday apparently is the beginning of warmer weather HURRAH. Don’t get me wrong I am not a fan of serious heat, but I am over this severe cold.
How have you been managing with the snow and ice, have you stayed indoors, and it’s passed you by, have you had to leave home for work, shopping, medical appointments, and you wished you hadn’t?
Don’t forget to look after yourselves, your loved ones including family and friends!
Vaccine webinar / Q&A for residents
The council is hosting a virtual webinar event on Wednesday 17 February (7pm to 8pm), where residents will be given the opportunity to ask the mayor and local health experts questions about the Covid-19 vaccine.
The online event will give an overview of Covid-19, the current picture and the vaccine programme and aim to inform and address any concerns that residents may have.
You can register for the event online here and submit your questions in advance. All questions submitted will be published after the event.
This webinar is the first in a planned series on the Covid-19 vaccine. Webinars to follow will be tailored events to meet the needs of our communities in Tower Hamlets, including an event for our Somali community and Bengali community.
Even Morph is being Vaccinated
See inside a vaccination centre in Tower Hamlets!
Covid-19 vaccines are now being administered across the country by the NHS to people most at risk. Watch this video to see the different steps you will experience when you attend your vaccination appointment.
Hear from local GP Dr Taiwo Akinseye from Whitechapel Health about why everyone should take the Covid-19 vaccine, including residents from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Over 70s should book their vaccine appointment
Anyone aged 70 or over, or clinically vulnerable can now book their vaccination appointment.
In Tower Hamlets residents can speak to their GP, or use the council’s vaccine helpline (020 7364 3030), where they will receive an appointment at a local vaccine clinic.
People can also book an appointment at one of the mass vaccination sites in London through the NHS website. All residents in other groups are being asked to wait until they are contacted directly.
The vaccines are safe and effective and have already been safely administered to over 24,000 residents in Tower Hamlets.
Vaccination support for older people
Age UK is offering transport support for older people who need help getting to their Covid-19 vaccine appointment. The team can collect you from your home in an Uber cab and take you to your vaccination site. They will wait while you have your vaccine and then take you back home.
This service is completely free to use for people who meet the criteria listed online. Anyone who would like to use this service can call 07754 751 079 or 020 8981 7124. Please make sure you have already booked your vaccine appointment.
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Ask for ‘Ani‘ at pharmacies to get support for Domestic Abuse
People at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown will be able to seek help discreetly by giving a code word to pharmacists, under a new UK-wide scheme.
If someone asks for “Ani” at one of the participating pharmacies, they will be given the chance to go to a private space to talk, to see if they need help from police or other services such as domestic abuse helplines. The name is an acronym for “action needed immediately”.
The scheme is available immediately in 2,300 Boots stores and in 255 independent pharmacies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed