Carers Centre Tower Hamlets

Hello Everyone

How are you doing? enjoying the warmer weather? Happy the snow and minus temperatures have gone? Personally, I love the snow, not to keen on minus seven at night and cannot bear the treacherous ice.

Here’s hoping you all are bearing up under this lockdown, I do feel that we are moving towards a more positive future.  I am still advising you to take up the vaccine when it is offered and where possible don’t forget to mention to your GP that you are a carer and have that recorded on your notes.


Don’t Forget Today is ………

Be inspired and do something kind – we know carers do this every day and we thank you for your kindness.


 Upcoming Workshops

Monday 22nd February at 2pm

We have Diabetes UK giving a talk on Diabetes.  You can learn what it is, ways to manage or avoid it.  This is aimed at carers who are Diabetic and carer who care for someone with Diabetes.

We have our usual weekly sessions Stretch and Self Massage with Casey and Shadow Boxing and Mindfulness.

We have a new creative activity starting next week Art and making a Magazine which is for all abilities so come book your place as places are limited.

If you want to reserve a place, then email tony@ccth.org.uk or call 07547733698.


Vaccine News

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination?

The Government has published guidance on what to expect when you have had your vaccination.  Have a read if you need reassuring information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-what-to-expect-after-vaccination/what-to-expect-after-your-covid-19-vaccination

Even after you’ve had your COVID19 vaccination, you still need to:

  • Follow national restrictions,
  • Wash your hands regularly,
  • Cover your face,
  • Keep your distance.

A dedicated discount service for individuals working or volunteering in the care industry, and for those who care for a family member, friend or other.  You can join free and there are offers for many things such as mobiles, shopping, insurance and broadband, TV and utilities.

https://www.discountsforcarers.com/about


Local Women graduating from the inaugural BaME Dare to Lead Leadership course at account3 have created an animation to raise awareness of domestic abuse in their community.

SiS (Sistas in Strength), the animation produced in collaboration with Bristol based animation firm, Studio Giggle, is an allegorical tale of a woman feeling trapped and alone in a world of psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. The animation puts a fresh perspective on a challenging subject, whilst reinforcing the essential point that no one needs to feel or be alone – help is always available.

To view the SiS animation on YouTube:    https://youtu.be/BDYNjN8HxVU

SiS animation with Bangla subtitles:            https://youtu.be/IWAbq1kL0kw

SiS animation with Somali Subtitles:           https://youtu.be/MYXH4bYeKFE

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, contact the 24/7 National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 257.



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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