Firstly an important reminder to everyone is to keep hydrated, today is going to be a scorcher so take care, keep an eye on your oved ones and any neighbours, just in case as you can never be too careful.
We are very pleased to announce that we have uploaded our first film made by the students at Four Corners Film School.
A big thank you to Khawsara for her incredible film and we look forward to adding to the website the others made – so watch this space ………
Please see The Marmalade Trust’s guide to Loneliness
10 Ways to Enrich Your Life and Beat Loneliness
- Realise You’re Not Alone – Peer support is your friend.
- Get to the Root of It – Talk to a friend or a professional.
- Change the Things You Can – stay connect to friends.
- Build an Online Community – help is available to learn.
- Make the Time – you need respite and fun.
- Treat Friendships Like Dating – enjoy shared activities.
- Pick Up the Phone – call friends, family, or clubs.
- Get More Involved – join a Carers Academy activity or group.
- Plan Things Way in Advance – it helps being a carer.
- Have Faith – religious or spirituality groups can help.
Are you over the age of 25 & not had your 1st Covid-19 vaccine yet?
Book your vaccine at the London Stadium event!
- Anyone age 25 or over
- First doses of the Pfizer vaccine
- Saturday 19th June, 10am – 8pm
- London Stadium, (West Ham) in the Olympic Park, Stratford, London
- When booking, you will just need to provide your name, postcode and chosen time slot
- First doses only of the Pfizer vaccine – appointments for second doses can be managed through the national booking service
- Please turn up on time, rather than early, so we can make sure people are socially distanced
- Please eat before you come and bring a drink, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with you in case the weather is hot – we’re hoping the weather will be great, so do dress appropriately!
- Please only bring a small bag with you, for security reasons we can’t let people in with suitcases and big bags
- If you can, bring your NHS number with you – this will help us record your vaccination quickly. You can find this at https://nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ but you can still be vaccinated if you don’t have one
- To help us manage vaccine stocks in the area, please don’t cancel any existing booking you may have made at other vaccination sites at a later date
- Marshals will direct and support you at the Stadium on the day, gathering further information where needed and answering your questions
- Your vaccination status will be updated on the national booking service within 2 working days of this event and you will be able to book or manage your second dose appointment through that link
- Questions about the vaccine and the vaccination process? Answers to frequently asked questions are available at https://www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/covid-19-vaccine-faqs.htm
MEN, MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID-19
Everybody’s mental health has been challenged by the lockdowns and insecurities of the last year and it’s not over. As we emerge from what we hope will be the worst of the pandemic, questions, concerns, and anxieties remain. Men’s Health Week 2021 (14-20 June) asks: how do we move forward?
Check out this link for further information! https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw
The Covid-19 Somali Test and Trace Partnership is a network partnership made up of three Somali focused and led organisations in the borough – Women’s Inclusive Team, Ashaadibi & the Somali Senior Citizens Club.
The session will be delivered in Somali & include a health update from Dr. Samira Hassan (Somali GP), community update from the partnership, showcasing a new video to engage the Somali community which has been supported by public health in Tower Hamlets and a community Q & A session.
diabetes week 2021
Your week. Your voice.
Diabetes Week is here! And this year, we’re telling #DiabetesStories from all corners of the UK.
We’re looking back on an extraordinary year and looking forward to what’s to come. And, above all, celebrating all of you.
Click here – https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-week – to watch an incredible film.
17th June to 4th July 2021
The 12th London Indian Film Festival brings audiences back to the cinemas.
In a challenging year for India and South Asia, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival and its sister festivals in Birmingham and Manchester, will be a love letter to the homelands, continuing to premiere the very best of new indie films from the Indian subcontinent and diaspora, from 17th June to 4th July 2021.
Supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) using funds from the National Lottery, this will include the festival’s Opening Night UK Gala Premiere of W.O.M.B. (Women of My Billion), an inspirational feature documentary telling of one woman, Srishti Bakshi, who walks the entire length of India (nearly 4,000 kms), over 240 days to explore the experiences of other women in its billion plus population. Another highlight of the festival is the special focus on British Asian filmmakers and their continued contribution to British cinema’s success, while often depicting realistic stories of British Asian immigrant experience.
Various strands of the festival include: Young Rebel; Great British Asians; Extra-Ordinary Lives, and Too Desi Too Queer, which Thrive LDN has supported in previous years.
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