Hello Everyone

So we are expecting a mini heatwave over the next few days, and they say it could reach 30 degrees.  So keep hydrated, sunblock and limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest. Cover up: When you are out, wear clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible. Protect your eyes with wrap-around sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV light.

So another reminder if any carers wish to join the Council’s working group on the new upcoming Adult Social Care strategy, then please email tony@ccth.org.uk.

I understand carers when they say they are fatigued at being consulted regularly and sometimes their advice is ignored but I do urge you to have your say as this strategy does affect you and your loved ones for up to five years.


 The Carers Centre is proud to welcome an exciting new hub into our centre.  This hub connects local E1 residents signposted by Jubilee Street Practice to get together once a week on a Thursday, to socialise, play games, chat, and refreshments.

 And yesterday we welcomed the group in which we had a lively debate on our favourite seaside town, what we would eat there and our love of swimming in the sea.  Hastings came out on top and we hope to get back there someday soon.

Next week’s Activities

Monday 19th July @11am to 12 noon
Shared Reading for Carers – At the Carers Centre

Tuesday 20th July @10am to 5pm
Counselling for Carers Day – at Carers Centre & Zoom

Tuesday Social Club – Via Zoom @2pm to 3.30pm

21st July
Carers of people with a Mental Health Peer Support Group – at the Carers centre @11am to 1pm

Walking Wednesdays – meet outside the Carers Centre and then the world’s your oyster @1pm to 2pm

Young Adult Carers Group – at the Carers Centre @5.30pm to 7.30pm

22nd July @12 noon to 2pm
Picnic in Park – Victoria Park

23rd July @11am to 12 noon
Healthy Eating, Motivation & Nutrition for carers – Change for Good – Via Zoom.

Don’t Forget this week’s event!

Because we wanted carers to get together this as last year was a wash out, we decided to organise a picnic.  It turns out…

It’s National Picnic month in July 2021. You can just rock up with a picnic blanket, open up your picnic backpack or luxury picnic hamper and have some fun!

So don’t forget it is on Thursday 22nd July and we meet outside the Pavilion Café at 12 noon.

 Bring your own food and drink and let’s celebrate being carers.

Big thank you to the Community Learning Disability Service who kindly run a workshop yesterday and sorry to there was a mix up on the timing, but they have kindly provided a link to a webinar so if this helps you or you want to know more then click on below….

Please find a webinar of the Positive Behaviour Support training for family carers using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuybTGKxHuQ

Vaccine clinic events

We are holding a series of vaccine clinics at Weavers Field to support residents to come along and easily get their Covid-19 jab.

Open on:

  • Sunday 18 July – 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 19 July 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 20 July 10am 4pm

For anyone due their first Covid-19 vaccine – anyone aged 18 and over. Or anyone who had their first Pfizer jab 8 weeks ago and who needs their second dose.

Anyone eligible can just turn up; a booking is not needed. If you do not have ID, don’t worry. No questions will be asked.

Appointments can be booked if preferred, by calling the council helpline on 020 7364 3030.

If you’re coming for your second jab, please make sure it is at least 8 weeks since your first Pfizer jab.

The clinic will only give Pfizer vaccines.

Address: Weavers Fields Park, Vallance Rd, London E2 6HD – near Bethnal Green station

We are family: Knife crime prevention and awareness workshops for parents in Tower Hamlets

According to the Metropolitan Police, there have been over 700 recorded instances of people in London caught with a knife in 2021. As part of the Challenging Life by Knife Group, in collaboration with Swan Housing, Tower Hamlets Homes, and East End Homes, we are pleased to present We are Family, our knife-crime prevention programme.

Our workshops are targeted at parents of young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in knife crime. Our sessions will help to increase your awareness and understanding of knife crime, as well as helping you to support your child to make the right choices.

All of our sessions will be taking place on Zoom, so you can join from the comfort of your own home. Book your space today!

We are family Workshops.

Spot the signs – Overstanding the mind, emotions and actions

Monday 5th July 2021 –  6pm-7.30pm

Introductory workshop delivered Michael Belle from A Few Great Men. Learn how to spot the signs that a young person may be becoming involved in knife crime and what actions you can take.

My Story. Their Stories

Tuesday 6th July 2021 –  6pm-7.30pm

Richard Roach, Tower Hamlets youth worker, will explore some of the reasons why young people might be at risk of knife crime.

Question Time

Monday 12th July 2021 – 6pm-7.30pm

In partnership with Richard Roach, Tower Hamlets youth worker and Michael Belle from A Few Great Men. Young people, who have been affected by knife crime, share stories and lived experiences, explaining how it can affect the wider community, with an open Q&A.

Parent to Parent

Monday 19th July 2021 – 6pm-7.30pm

We will be joined by a parent guest speaker, who will be sharing their experiences of losing their child to knife crime. Supported by Hardest Call

Parent Forum

Tuesday 20th July 2021 – 6pm-7.30pm

A chance for parents to share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions. Supported by One Housing resident engagement officers and a trained youth worker, we will be reviewing the sessions so far and discussing how we can support our young people further.

Meet the Met!

Monday 26th July 2021 – 6pm-7.30pm

Q & A with The Metropolitan Police to tackle issues relating to knife crime and an opportunity to build positive relations between the community and the police.

Book your space toda

Become a Compassionate Neighbour

Tuesday 27 July / Thursday 29 July

You will receive free training to develop your skills and confidence to help those that are living with life limiting conditions, are at the end of life or are elderly can be experiencing loneliness and isolation.

You can do this by offering companionship, emotional support, running a group activity or by helping people to increase their connections.

If you are interested, please contact the CN team on 07508134095 or cn@stjh.org.uk

How Coordinate My Care works

Coordinate My Care is an NHS service that coordinates urgent care for patients. It starts with the patients filling in an online questionnaire called MyCMC. MyCMC then goes to a doctor or nurse who knows the patient who completes the Coordinate My Care (CMC) plan by adding the patient’s diagnosis, medical details, resuscitation status, medications, and recommendations for the urgent care services to follow in an emergency.

Once completed the plan is approved and is immediately visible to all the urgent care services including 111, out of hours GPs, the ambulance (in their vehicles) and the emergency departments.

This way everyone is in the loop with the patient in the middle.

Click on the link to find out more!


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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