Hello Everyone

So we are in the middle of January already, time flies when you are in Lockdown…

So we started our Shadow Boxing and Mindfulness last Friday and it was great to hear from carers, how much they enjoyed the session and how they are looking forward to weekly group over the next several months.

If this sounds like something you would like to join, then come and reap the benefits of a weekly group as It’s more important than ever to look after your physical and mental wellbeing. Boxing & Mindfulness allows you to do a tailored workout in your own home using fun and simple boxing techniques. It’s available to all abilities and once we have done the boxing, we then wind down into a relaxing meditation session where you can learn to completely switch off.

Don’t forget we also have a weekly Stretching and Self Massage Group with Casey, this group helps with mobility, balance, keeping supple, gets your heart pumping and due to physical distancing rules, you can learn how to massage yourself.

Shared Reading for Carers is proving popular and this gives carers an opportunity to listen to a story or poem being read to them, discuss the content, and have fun.

If you are interested in any of these activities email tony@ccth.org.uk

Museum of London

The Museum of Docklands has kindly sent over their Creative & Connected Pack, click the attached links..

Museum of London Creative and Connected Issue 9 – Picturing London

Museum of London collections – Paintings of the River Thames

New rapid Covid-19 test centre opens – get a test now!

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, book a test online or call 119. There are lots of testing sites across the borough and when booking, residents will be offered their nearest site with availability.

Residents who are key workers, can’t work from home or who live with someone in these groups can now get free and regular rapid Covid-19 tests, without symptoms. Rapid testing can help protect everyone and stop the virus being passed on by those who show no symptoms. A new centre opened in Poplar this week and there is already a centre in Mile End.

NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme 

The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective and continues to be delivered in Tower Hamlets to those eligible. It is currently being offered to people over 80, care home residents and health/social care workers.

You will be contacted by your GP/national NHS when you are eligible for the vaccine – please don’t ask your doctor about the vaccine as it cannot be booked in advance.

Remember, the NHS will never ask you for payment or personal information to get vaccinated, so stay alert to scams and fraudsters.

East London Mental Health Crisis Line is now free to call

If you’re struggling with your mental health, free telephone support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes information and advice about local mental health services from qualified mental health professionals.

The phoneline is intended to be the first port of call for anyone in a mental health crisis, including children and young people, and reduces the need to attend A&E services where there are often long waiting times.

The Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line freephone number is 0800 073 0003.

The previous local call rate number (starting 0207) will still work until the end of April 2021.

Have your say on development

Join us for the launch event of the Central Area Good Growth consultation to discuss future housing developments.

Share your views on planning for more homes in Mile End, Bow, Globe Town, Stepney, Poplar, Limehouse, Shadwell and Wapping.

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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