Hello Everyone

So I am back in the office and the Carers Centre is a buzz of activity, the team are busy with Carers Needs Assessments, when did you last have an assessment?  Do you need a review? If so get in touch with us and you will be put on a waiting list and any needs you may have could be supported and a happier you is a happy carer.

We have our weekly activiites and please see below for this weeks activities…

I want to tell you about two new activities starting next week and the week after…

Firstly we have a new montly FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING

We are also starting a five month partnership project with Outside Edge Theatre Company and St Margaret’s House as part of the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Each month there will be a delivered drama workshops that help improve wellbeing and support recovery maintenance through creative engagement. So participating in our drama workshops increases self-esteem and confidence, whilst developing empathy and improving emotional regulation. All the skills practised during the workshops are transferable to a number of situations, including the search for future employment or training.

22nd September 11am to 12 noon – Places are limited so email tony@ccth.org.uk


CREATE – We are doing CERAMICS – Starts Tuesday 28th September 11am to 1pm and book now for a place

So we have a new exciting weekly group with our fabulous longstanding partner CREATE and this time we are doing Ceramics…

“In this series of clay workshops we’ll explore basic modelling techniques, sculpting and responding to our theme of nature and nourishment. Join us in making functional, decorative, imaginative, and playful pieces for your home. We’ll explore the sensory and working with clay in different ways. No prior experience needed, just your imagination – it may get a bit messy!”

As usual please email me to reserve your place


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.


If you still need PPE for you and your loved one then Tower Hamlets are still providing PPE for Carers.

Collection and delivery is on Wednesday only from Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG. Carers can call or email Ayeda directly 0n 07366977103 or ayeda@ccth.org.uk 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.

Phone020 7790 2296

5 Brayford Square, Stepney Green, London E1 0SG

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.

Read the update >


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.

Get vaccinated >




This Weeks Activities 


13th September

Shared Reading for Carers – CCTH – 11am to 12 noon

Carers Mental Health Programme/Talking Therapies/ Self-esteem. – CCTH – 2pm to 3.15pm


14th September

The Tuesday Social Club – zoom – 2pm to 3.30pm


15th September

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


16th September

Arts & Craft Group – CCTH – 11.00am to 12.30pm

New Carer Induction – CCTH – 11am to 12 noon

WeConnectCommunties Hub – CCTH  – 2pm to 3pm


17th September

Healthy Eating & Nutrition for Carers – Change for Good – Zoom. – 11am to 12 noon

Coaching for unpaid carers

Coaching for Unpaid Carers next workshop will be on 5th October starting at 10.30:

Develop the confidence to change your life story

Do you ever find yourself wishing you were living a different life, but feeling trapped in your current one?

In this workshop we will look at how you can change the story of your life by

  • Thinking differently about it
  • Developing the confidence to change the patterns and habits that keep you trapped
  • Making positive choices based on your own needs and wishes

Come and join us to start re-writing your life story!

To register for this workshop, please click on the following link.


After registering, you will receive a personal confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please double check that you have entered the correct email address or you won’t receive the notifications you will need!

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: ruhena@bouncebackproject.com



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.

Visit now >

Museum of London

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!


Onsite workshop

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.

Book your ticket >


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


Opening hours

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

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