Hello I am back from my two weeks leave and house moving and I hope you aree all doing well and keeping safe. What have you all been up to? How is your caring role going? Are you managaing or do you need support? If so then do not forget to get in contact with the centre or team members as we are here to help…
So we are now in Autumn and I have noticed it is getting darker for longer in the mornings and it is much more duifficult to get out of bed, we have been promised that the weather is getting cooler and rain is on the way for some. I do not know about you but Autumn is my favourite time of the year and I really love it when the trees turn to reds and oranges, it is cooler but sunny and you have to wear extra layers, the leaves start to fall, so you can imagine how excited I am at the moment.
I always ask but if any carer wants to write or tell me a story about their experiences of Autumn that they are happy for me to share on the blog, I would really appreciate it and if so please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER – CAN YOU CHECK THE CCTH CALENDAR
If you want to know what activities are on each day at the centre then check out the CCTH Calendar – https://ccth.org.uk/new/calendar/?cid=mc-03c4653fb809aa02e303ae7a3bb5520a&month=9&yr=2021
Then email me to book your place.
REMINDER TO CARERS
If you still need PPE for you and your loved one then Tower Hamlets are still providing PPE for Carers.
Collection is on Wednesday and Friday from Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG. Carers can call or email Ayeda directly 0n 07366977103 or email@example.com to order.
Jaypharm Chemist is now a Vaccine Centre
The Chemist opposite the Carers Centre is also a Vaccine centre, so carers, the person you care for or other family members can get their vaccine if they are visiting the centre for an appointment or activity. So book your vaccine They are a friendly bunch and are there to help so pop in and keep yourself safe and well.
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Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets
Each week our Director of Public Health, Dr Somen Banerjee, publishes a Covid-19 update to keep residents and partners informed about Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets.
Read this week’s to find out about Covid-19 rates in our borough and how some children aged 12 to 15 with health conditions are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccine.
Free leisure centre pass for 16-30 years who get a Covid-19 vaccine
Better, a leisure provider in Tower Hamlets, is offering anyone between the age of 16 and 30 who has a Covid-19 vaccine, a £10 voucher to be used against any membership at a Better-operated leisure facility and a three-day free pass to any of its leisure centres or gyms.
Participating leisure centres across the borough include:
- Mile End Park Leisure Centre & Stadium
- Poplar Baths Leisure Centre & Gym
- John Orwell Sports Centre
- Whitechapel Sports Centre
- York Hall Leisure Centre
To take up the offer, you need to need to complete a form on Better’s website and follow the simple instructions.
This Weeks Activities
Shared Reading for Carers – CCTH – 11am to 12 noon
Carers Mental Health Programme/Talking Therapies/ Self-esteem. – CCTH – 2pm to 3.15pm
The Tuesday Social Club – zoom – 2pm to 3.30pm
Renal Carers Support Group – ZOOM – 11am to 12.30pm
Carers of people with a Mental Health Peer Support Group – CCTH – 11am to 1pm
Walking Wednesdays/Health Walks – CCTH/Outdoors – 1pm to 2pm
Young Adult Carers Group – CCTH – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Arts & Craft Group – CCTH – 11.00am to 12.30pm
New Carer Induction – CCTH – 11am to 12 noon
WeConnectCommunties Hub – CCTH – 2pm to 3pm
Healthy Eating & Nutrition for Carers – Change for Good – Zoom. – 11am to 12 noon
The Tower Hamlet Individual Placement Support (IPS) provides advice, information and support for people with mental health issues living in Tower Hamlet. We offer one to one support from a specialist employment advisor, who will help individuals to develop their career plan and access the job of their choice. Our Employment Specialists provide a free, individualised and confidential support service focused on supporting individuals with all Employment related needs
IPS is a programme that originated in the States in the 1990s, supporting people with mental health conditions. Currently, there’s no available data on how the IPS model impacts the substance misuse client group. In 2016, Dame Carol Black recommended the adoption of the IPS model in the UK
IPS is a work-only intervention, with paid employment being the sole outcome. Participants into sustained employment has led to a reduction in their substance misuse treatment and re-offending.
The service is for: Any person 18+, accessing GP or Mental health Treatment for substance misuse support in Tower Hamlet and Seeking employment support
To make a referral for yourself or someone you care for please contact
Ruhena Begum | IPS Employment Specialist M: 07877685808 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19: Supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities
A guide to help family members and carers supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis.
Click link for information and advice
New artwork at Idea Store Whitechapel to mark 50th anniversary of Bangladesh
A giant piece of artwork comprising the word BANGLA, has been unveiled at Idea Store Whitechapel as part of ongoing events to commemorate 50 years of the independence of Bangladesh.
Devised by the council, the National Portrait Gallery and artist Ruhul Abdin, the installation will be on display until 2022.
The artwork is accompanied by a history exhibition, which tells the story of the Liberation War of 1971, the contribution of Tower Hamlets residents to the independence struggle, and the importance of the Bengali language then and now.
It’s always a joy to get in touch to tell you about what we have coming up and I’m really pleased to be able to share with you two events that we’d love to see you at. We’re back with our online ‘Time For A Cuppa’ on Wednesday 22nd September at 10.30am. This month join musician Liv McLennan as we go ‘Back to School’ in a fun, interactive musical session exploring playtimes, school dinners, sports days and more!
This event will take place online via zoom –everyone is welcome and you can book here (link also below) or by emailing me. I’ll send out the link and joining instructions a few days before the workshop. I can’t wait to see everyone!
I am also pleased to invite you to our first onsite workshop. I realise that you are not all local so this may not be applicable to you all – but for those of you who are Londoners I’d love to invite you to the Museum of London Docklands for Time Together on Thursday 30th September at 10.30am. Led by theatre artist/storyteller Bernadette Russell we will delve into the stories contained in our powerful collections through storytelling and theatre. Ignite your creativity and enjoy companionship as we discover some of the secrets of the museum.
If you’d like to join us IN PERSON you can book here (link also below).
Both events are free.
Banglaverse film festival coming to a venue near you
Banglaverse Film Festival is the latest in a series of Bangladesh@50 events organised by the council to mark 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh, a pivotal moment for the large Bengali community in our borough.
The festival from 16-18 September will highlight the key events of 1971, when Bangladesh gained its independence and the War of Liberation took place.
Screenings will take place at the Brady Arts Centre, Genesis Cinema and Rich Mix. The festival will also include a night of music and an evening of live acts including singers, poets, wordsmiths and musicians on the theme of freedom, independence and fighting injustice.
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 email@example.com
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed