Hello Everyone

How’s everyone doing?  I am not sure about these cold days and nights; I am currently wearing my thermals as I feel the cold is getting to me.  What about you?  Feeling the cold or managing to keep toasty warm?

Make sure you keep warm with layers of clothes, hot drinks, as we are in lockdown stay in and keep one room warm, do not use a hot water bottle if you have an electric blanket.  Please look after yourselves and the people you love and care for.

Any problems please contact the Carers Centre.

enquiries@ccth.org.uk or ring 0207 790 1765


Big Energy Saving Winter is here to help you save

Are you worried about the cost of energy bills and struggling to heat your home during the winter months? Big Energy Saving Winter can help you reduce your energy bills with some simple tips and advice.

From keeping your curtains shut in the evening to installing a smart metre, there are lots of things you can do to save money while staying warm.


Don’t forget to check out our activities!!!!

 

Monday’s – Shared Reading for Carers

 Tuesday’s – The Tuesday Social Club

 Thursday’s – Exercise & Chill with Casey

 Friday’s – Shadow Boxing & Mindfulness

 Always check out the website calendar – https://ccth.org.uk/calendar/ for up to date activities and events.

To book a place email tony@ccth.org.uk


National lockdown rules remain in place

A reminder that we are still under national lockdown rules so we can try to bring Covid-19 infections under control. Please stick to these rules and think carefully about your actions- we all have a responsibility to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

The national lockdown means you must not leave your home unless absolutely necessary. This includes:

  • Shopping for essential items and medicine.
  • Travelling to work, but only if you cannot work from home.
  • To seek medical help, get tested or get vaccinated.
  • To escape domestic abuse or escape serious harm.

Full details of what you can and cannot do are available on the government’s website.


New rapid Covid-19 test centre opens – get a test now!

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, book a test online or call 119. There are lots of testing sites across the borough and when booking, residents will be offered their nearest site with availability.

Residents who are key workers, can’t work from home or who live with someone in these groups can now get free and regular rapid Covid-19 tests, without symptoms. Rapid testing can help protect everyone and stop the virus being passed on by those who show no symptoms. A new centre opened in Poplar this week and there is already a centre in Mile End.


New domestic abuse support service in Tower Hamlets

If you are worried about domestic abuse, you are not alone. We have appointed the leading domestic and sexual violence charity, Solace, to provide vital community support to anyone affected by domestic abuse in the borough.

Solace can provide specialist one to one support to victims, providing information and advice to increase safety and meet a range of needs. This can include ongoing safety concerns, economic, emotional or housing support as well as reporting to the police or obtaining civil orders.

During lockdown, you can still access support from Solace by calling 0203 795 5064 or by emailing towerhamlets@solacewoensaid.org


Education at home during lockdown

If your child is not attending school, they will be receiving remote education. While no one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school would, we’ve pulled together a list of helpful links for families in Tower Hamlets. The information contains support, advice and teaching materials which cover home learning, keeping active, staying safe online, and much more.


East London Mental Health Crisis Line is now free to call

If you’re struggling with your mental health, free telephone support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes information and advice about local mental health services from qualified mental health professionals.

The phoneline is intended to be the first port of call for anyone in a mental health crisis, including children and young people, and reduces the need to attend A&E services where there are often long waiting times.

The Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line freephone number is 0800 073 0003.

The previous local call rate number (starting 0207) will still work until the end of April 2021.


 

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

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765

enquiries@ccth.org.uk

Opening hours

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

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