How is everyone doing today? The weekend went far too quickly but I got to see my Mum and Dad for the first time since Christmas Eve day, it was such a lovely experience.
As I have mentioned before I am a carer alongside my Sister, and we share the caring role tasks. My sister lives near my parents and can doing the practical immediate tasks and I used to pre pandemic pop in on my way home form work but this last year I have been doing the arm’s length tasks.
It was amazing to see my Mum at Mother’s Day and I really hope that all you Mamas had the wonderful day you deserve.
Activity Weekly News
Monday 15th March
Shared Reading for Carers – 11am to 12 noon
Foot Health for Carers – 2pm to 3.30pm
Tuesday 16th March
The Tuesday Social Club – 2pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 17th March
A Happy Place – 2pm to 3.15pm
Thursday 18th March
Stretch & Self Massage with Casey – 1pm to 2pm
Covid 19 Vaccine Workshop – 2pm to 3.3pm
Friday 19th March
Shadow Boxing & Mindfulness – 11am to 12 noon
It is now full steam ahead with the roll out of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme. Unpaid carers are in priority group 6 and are currently being offered the vaccination.
To be eligible for the vaccine you should meet one of the following criteria:
- Are in receipt of, or entitled to, a carers allowance and/or
- If you provide personal care to someone who is clinically vulnerable.
The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets are collecting information (NHS number, DOB, postcode etc.) from unpaid carers that meet the eligibility criteria for the vaccine and sharing this list with the council and NHS England who will add you to the vaccination list. NHS England will then contact the carer inviting them to book an appointment, we do not know how long this will take, cannot provide you with an estimated time or chase up when you will be offered a vaccination.
The simplest way to get on this list is to go to www.ccth.org.uk and complete the Carers Covid-19 Vaccine Registration form. You will need to have some details ready such as your date of birth, full address, and NHS number as well as some details of the person you care for such as their date of birth and postcode. You will need to do this even if you are already registered with the Carers Centre.
If you are unable to complete the online form due to language barriers or because you are unable to access information online, then you can call the Carers Centre Covid-19 Vaccine Registration line 020 7791 5559 during office hours and give your details over the phone. Please be patient as this phoneline is likely to be very busy.
As part of DTA’s commitment to unpaid carers and the carers centres that support them, we are delighted to provide another free online exercise class entitled Toning Through Tension. The class is specifically for low-impact exercise and perfect for people with joint pain. Our level 4 instructors will be leading this class as usual and the advert to this is attached to this email. The link is as follows:
In addition, International Women’s Day is on the 8th of March 2021, and DTA will be putting on a two special events:
(1) The first event is a special interactive class at 10am. It will be led by one of our female instructors and involve messages of motivation and empowerment. The advert for this is also attached to this email and the registration link is as follows:
(2) Later in the day, DTA will also be hosting a women-only, discussion and Q&A panel session with two of our female board members (who have been carers and are leaders in the charitable sector), our female staff (strong and motivated professionals), and unpaid carers (superwomen). The session’s topic will be Women’s Wellness and the Impact on COVID-19. The session will last an hour, take place over ZOOM and start at 12.30pm. The advert to this is also attached to this email with the following link:
In addition to all of this, we will continue to run our subsidised online exercise classes (advert attached) and will be in contact with more events and activities for carers in the coming weeks.
Got 5? Register to vote!
The Mayor of London and London Assembly elections and two referendums are taking place in the borough on Thursday 6 May. All registered voters can take part in a referendum that asks if the way the council is run should change in the future. A smaller number of voters living on the Isle of Dogs will be able to take part in a Local Neighbourhood Planning Referendum.
We’re supporting the Electoral Commission’s ‘Got 5?’ campaign which shows how quick and easy it is to register to vote. If you’ve recently moved to a new house, changed your name, or if you’ve never registered to vote before, remember to register before 19 April to be able to vote this May.
Save the date for our key Commission launch!
Save the date next Thursday, 18 March, between 4pm – 5.30pm for a virtual launch of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Inequalities Commission report. Following several months of witness hearings, public consultation and research, Commissioners will be joined by guests to introduce their key findings and recommendations that commits the borough to tackle racism, and to deliver real and lasting change.
You can set a reminder to view the event live from the council’s webcast portal.
Share your views on recycling!
We are developing a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which sets out to re-examine and improve how waste is managed in our borough. We want your input and ideas as we develop this document.
An online event is planned for Wednesday 17 March to get your feedback on the Reuse, Recycling and Waste SPD and ensure that it is useful, simple to use, and delivers on its aims.
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