Hello Everyone

So Albus has arrived and he is a dream.  It has been hard work and sleep has been reduced.  However, it is all worth it, he is learning to live with his older sister our cat called Mittens, she seems bemused by him.

Do you support someone who struggles with food, eating and body image?

 Would you like to help us design a workshop to help people like you? If so, please read on!  

As part of the Community Transformation Programme, East London Foundation Trust (NHS) is working to dissolve boundaries between physical and mental health, and to increase the provision of community mental health support within Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

We are currently designing a workshop, to deliver skills-based strategies for family, friends and carers supporting people struggling with disordered eating. We want this workshop to be co-produced with experts-by-experience within the Community. The expertise and lived experience that you can bring will be a huge asset to the project and will help us to ensure that the workshop truly reflects your needs.

We will be running an online focus group via Zoom on 8th December from 11 – 12.30pm to discuss and explore possible content for a future carers’ workshop – we’d love to hear your ideas. If you are interested in attending or would like to ask any questions, please contact… tony@ccth.org.uk and he will direct you to the organisers.

I am pleased to let you know that applications for our ZOOM Film School are now open. Four Corners will be working

This long-running training programme is generously supported by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

It is open exclusively to low-waged and unemployed Tower Hamlets residents, offering free, professional training in film and TV production, including:

  • 6 weeks of practical filmmaking training, including production of a short film.
  • 3 x mentoring sessions with a high-calibre industry professional.
  • Accreditation (Open College Network credits in Film Production)
  • Masterclasses and networking sessions.
  • Paid placement/job opportunities.
  • Bespoke career guidance and pastoral support.
  • Travel/childcare costs.

Further details can be found at: www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk/whats-on/zoom-film-school

The deadline for applications is midnight on 30 November.


Ask the Mayor online: Tuesday 24 November

Mayor John Biggs is hosting an online edition of his regular Ask the Mayor question and answer sessions.

Join online on Tuesday 24 November from 7pm – 8pm to ask your questions and get a live response from Mayor Biggs.

The event will focus on the tough financial challenges ahead for the council and we want to find out from you what services matter the most to you.

You’ll need to register to attend, where you can also ask a question in advance if you wish.

Stay home, stay safe

A reminder that national restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Schools, colleges and children’s centres remain open as do our parks and open spaces.

Shops and market stalls selling food can operate with some businesses offering takeaway and ‘click-and-collect’ services.

Bin collections are continuing and our reuse and recycling centre remains open.

Please remember that the NHS is still open – please attend your existing medical appointments and contact your GP or NHS 111 as normal if you need support.

If you do have to leave home, remember to wash your hands regularly, cover your face and make space for others.

Finally, please look after your mental health and wellbeing at this challenging time and don’t forget to check in on family and friends.

The NHS is open for business

Health leaders are reminding residents that it is safe to attend appointments, surgery and accident and emergency services (A&E). For urgent care, your first port of call should be NHS 111, unless it’s a life-changing emergency.

Hospitals including the Royal London and Mile End have adapted to continue to care for patients safely while Covid-19 remains a threat to everyone’s health.

For information about accessing hospital services during the pandemic, please visit the Barts Health website. The advice is available in a number of languages.

Get involved in Alcohol Awareness Week

We’re supporting #AlcoholAwarenessWeek, run by Alcohol Change UK, from 16 – 22 November. This year is all about the link between mental health and alcohol. Sometimes drinking can be used as a way to handle stress, particularly during such a difficult year, and can catch up with us before we know it.

  • Read personal stories from those who’ve struggled and how they managed to change their life for the better.
  • Find out where to get local support if you are concerned about your own drinking or someone else’s alcohol use.

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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