Hello Everyone

Firstly I hope everyone’s Eid was a good one and I wanted to thank our Colleague Alaya who generously cooked an amazing Eid lunch for the remaining staff team, who worked yesterday.  We really appreciated the wonderful food and of course I had to have second helpings.

 Join in our Weekly Activities

Mondays – 11am to 12 noon

Shared Reading for Carers – come join our weekly group, take some mental respite, and listen to the spoken word and drift off to far off places and have fun.

Tuesdays – 11am to 1pm

Lights, Camera, Action (A Radio Play)our weekly group allows to you immerse yourself in another world, we are slowly through games and fun developing our own story for a realised radio play as our end result.

Wednesdays – 1pm to 2pm

Walking Wednesdays – a weekly peer support group where we walk in different parts of the borough with your fellow carer, you can chat, let off steam and relax while getting fitter.

Thursdays 1pm to 2pm

Stretch & Self Massage – come join our group, using mindfulness techniques to help you keep your body supple, improve mobility and balance and learn self-massage techniques.

Fridays – 11am to 12 noon

Shadow Boxing and Meditation – this weekly group helps raise your heartbeat and is for all abilities, you can even do it sitting down!  Learn boxing techniques, followed by a relaxing meditation.

‘Chit, Chat, Chai’ Sessions:   

  • ‘Chit Chat Chai’ sessions are free coffee morning/afternoon tea sessions for residents to attend as lockdown restrictions ease, designed to improve social interaction and health and well-being.
  • See the Timetable and leaflet attached for the dates and locations.
  • Simply turn up to join in, or get in contact via the website: Health & Wellbeing – Tower Hamlets Homes, email: partnerships@thh.org or phone: Sha Akhtar, Community Partnerships Officer,  Health and Well-being, Tower Hamlets Homes on 079 8457 5425 or 020 7364 7956

More test centres opening – get tested now

As more Covid-19 restrictions lift, testing remains vitally important – whether you have symptoms or not. Testing finds Covid-19 cases and stops further spread, because people can self-isolate when they know, they are positive. One in three people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms so can pass on the virus without knowing.

Testing protects everyone. That is why we are increasing the number of testing sites across the borough. This includes more walk-in sites and collection points where people can pick up kits and take a test at home.

To continue moving out of lockdown, we all need to play our part and take regular tests. Find your nearest test centre or collection point and starting testing now.

Connect with nature during Mental Health Awareness Week

We’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week from 10-16 May. This year’s focus is on nature, as research on how our mental health was impacted during the pandemic showed that going for walks outside was one of the top coping strategies, with 45% reporting spending time in a green space as vital.

During the week, you are invited to #ConnectWithNature, and share what it means to you on social media. Experience new spaces, take a photo and share tips on how you can connect to your local environment.

Proud to support IDAHOBIT

Monday 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). To mark the occasion we’re proud to support our partners at Elop (East London Out Project), Tower Hamlets LBGT Community Forum and St. Margaret’s House, who have arranged a special online event at 6pm on the day.

The theme is Together: resisting, supporting, healing and remembering those lost to hate, featuring speeches and poetry followed by a vigil.

We’ll also be proudly flying the rainbow flag from the Town Hall – so look out for posts on our social media channels on Monday.

We want to hear your views on poverty in Tower Hamlets

The council is seeking views on poverty in Tower Hamlets, especially its impact on children and older people.

We are inviting evidence as well as the experiences and opinions of our residents, local partners, and others. Have your say before Monday 7 June.

  • Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 childcare for people wanting to work in a nursery or creche.
  • Level 1 or 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning for those who want to be teachers’ assistants.
  • ESOL conversation – small group conversation and learning to build confidence.
  • Monthly CV Club
  • Food Hygiene Training
  • Paediatric First Aid Course
  • Ready Steady Go – the new project to help you find the job or training you want.

To discuss and of these opportunities please contact Sonita Moben on 0203 987 5922 or send her an email on sonita.moben@account3.org.uk

St. Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green are inviting members from the Carer’s Centre of Tower Hamlets to co-create an exciting new digital art project around the theme of care and caring for others, inspired by the children’s novel ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton.

In partnership with Arts Council England, the wonderful artists Kazuko Hohki and Milou Stella are undertaking research & development for this project and want CCTH members to join them as care and imagination experts. Using story-telling, craft, improvisation, textiles and more, participants will be taking part in the creation of a care-based art project that will be able to travel to different Tower Hamlets communities in the future.

Workshops will mainly take place online through Zoom every Saturday from June 5th to 17th July, 11am-1pm. However we thought it would be great to start the workshop series off in person at the CCTH centre so artists and participants can get to know each other a little better.

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


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Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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