Hello Everyone

Well the weather has had a massive change from the other day, we have gone from boiling hot, dry days to thunder, lightning, torrential rain, and this morning I returned home with a soggy, muddy dog. As I write today’s blog it is chucking it down like I have not seen in a while.
Apparently, this heavy rain is going to continue for most of the weekend so keep dry, safe, and well. Go outside if you have to and if possible,
do what I do, slap on a old black and white film, have chocolate at arm’s length and plenty of cups of tea, it is the only way to enjoy a wet weekend.


 Next weeks Activities

I wanted to let you know that two of activities are coming to an end next week so on Thursday 24th we have our last Stretch & Self Massage with Casey.

I would like to make a shout out to all carers to come and attend her last session and give Casey the send-off she deserves. It will be Thursday at 1pm at the Carers Centre.
Also the last Shadow Boxing and Mindfulness session will take place on Friday 25th at 11am and it would be good to see some more carers attend and give Luke a great send off.

Don’t forget we have our Shared Reading for Carers at 11am on Monday 21st June.


New Peer Support Group for Carers of People with Dementia

June 30th at 2pm
We have a guest Mark Lockyer to launch the group

You can download a video here. Please note that it is 95Mb and you’ll need to have a video player installed on your local machine to view it.


Remember – everyone must get tested!

Cases of Covid-19 are rising in London and the rest of the country. To protect yourself and others, get vaccinated when eligible and take up the offer of free, regular tests.

People who are vaccinated can still carry the virus and pass it on to others – 1 in 3 people have the virus but show no symptoms at all. This is why everyone, including those who are vaccinated, need to take up the offer of testing.

People with symptoms must book an appointment immediately online or by calling 119. People without symptoms should get tested twice a week.


13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

  • Cut Sugar and Refined Carbs From Your Diet.
  • Work Out Regularly
  • Drink Water as Your Primary Beverage
  • Lose Weight If You’re Overweight or Obese
  • Quit Smoking
  • Follow a Very-Low-Carb Diet
  • Watch Portion Sizes
  • Avoid Sedentary Behaviours
  • Eat a High-Fibre Diet
  • Optimize Vitamin D Levels
  • Minimize Your Intake of Processed Foods
  • Drink Coffee or Tea
  • Consider Taking Natural Herbs

Covid-19 vaccine webinar for Black African and Caribbean residents
On Thursday 24 June from 6pm to 8pm we are holding a webinar about the Covid-19 vaccine. While the webinar is open to all residents, it is particularly targeted at residents from Black African and Black Caribbean communities across London.
The event will be an opportunity to hear from our panel of public health professionals, senior clinicians, and faith leaders. Panel discussions will cover vaccine hesitancy, misconceptions about Covid-19 and provide accurate information to enable the community to make informed decisions about the Covid-19 vaccination.


NEW Peer Support Workshop

(Informal, friendly and fun!)

Wednesday, 7th July 2021
10.00am – 12.00noon

FREE to anyone living in the UK with a hearing loss.
In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to understand speech effectively
• About latest technology and equipment
• How to read & understand audiograms
• About hearing Aid care, including Bone Adaption Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants
• Guest speakers will talk about organisations that can support you
• You can share you experiences

Joan Levene
Qualified Lipreading Tutor &
Hearing Therapist

This class will be delivered using Zoom. Once registered, we’ll send you a direct link so that you can join us using any smartphone or personal computer. No need to download the app.
To register please email:
daiva.bucinskaite@deafplus.org

My house My Bari ’71 – free arts summer project
Young people aged 13 – 19 are being given an opportunity to learn about the history of British Bangladeshis in London while being creative this summer.
During a free five day youth arts workshop programme from 26 – 30 July at the Brady Arts Centre, young people will learn how to research for art and design, how to design for interiors, and how to create wallpaper and tie dye fabrics using natural dyes.
Spaces are limited, and the closing date for applications 16 July, with interviews on 17 July.



My house My Bari ’71 – free arts summer project

Young people aged 13 – 19 are being given an opportunity to learn about the history of British Bangladeshis in London while being creative this summer.

During a free five day youth arts workshop programme from 26 – 30 July at the Brady Arts Centre,  young people will learn how to research for art and design, how to design for interiors, and how to create wallpaper and tie dye fabrics using natural dyes.

Spaces are limited, and the closing date for applications 16 July, with interviews on 17 July.


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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