Carers Centre Tower Hamlets

Hello Everyone

I will not go on too much about Albus but just to say he’s settling in and making himself at home.  I do show him off at Zoom activities, so if you want to see him, join an activity there are plenty to choose from.

Last Photo I Promise


The Carers Centre, through the Carers Forum is encouraging carers whose family members or friends use day services, or even if you have an opinion or suggestion to feedback Tower Hamlets Council on their planned proposal on day support in Adult Social Care.

The Council are consulting on proposals to make changes to the following day support services:

  • Riverside day service
  • Physical Disability Day Opportunities
  • Pritchard’s Road day service
  • Russia Lane day service
  • Sundial Centre
  • Sonali Gardens
  • Create day service

If you want to know more, please click on this link to take the survey: https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/day-support-changes

If you would like to discuss this issue with the centre the either email enquiries@ccth.org.uk or tony@ccth.org.uk


Upcoming Events This Week & Next


Museum of London: creative sessions for carers

Mon 23rd Nov 11am – 12pm

 Join Amy and Marina from the Museum of London for the 2nd in our series of chatty sessions.

We’ll be delving into London’s past with opportunities to share your own memories. Sessions will give you a taster of what our museums have on offer, including reminiscence, art, music, and storytelling. Plus, we’ll be presenting you with simple stay-at-home ways to engage with our collections, together with those you care for.

These sessions are part of the museum’s Memories of London programme which aims to engage people living with dementia and their carers and so sessions will be tailored for them. However, these sessions are open to all, and you are welcome to join on your own or with the person you care for.

To register, please email Marina and Amy at memories@museumoflondon.org.uk  with your name and the subject line ‘Creative session for carers’. A Zoom link will be sent at the end of this week.

We hope to see you there!


Are you fascinated by the history of London’s docklands? Fancy getting involved with the creation of a new exhibition?

The Museum of London are looking to recruit volunteer researchers with personal connections to London’s docks and the Port of London to support us with the creation of a new exhibition opening in 2021.

The exhibition will be hosted at the Museum of London Docklands and will explore the history of the Port of London through recorded interviews which we’ve been collecting since the 80s. These include memories from people who lived and worked locally.

Volunteers will listen to these oral history recordings and add their own interpretations – drawing on their experiences to help the museum to decide how they are displayed. It will be chance to help shape an exciting public exhibition, and you don’t need to have any previous experience working with oral histories or research to take part.

If you think this might be for you or want to find out more, please email Hannah Davis on hdavis@museumoflondon.org.uk


Shelter Free Webchat Service:

The Carers Centre is encourages carers to use this facility if having issues relating to your housing.

Chat to an expert housing adviser online.

Advisers are available to chat during the hours below:

9am – 5pm on weekdays

Click this link: https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/webchat


AN IMPORTANT UPDATE

FROM THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM: 

The Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line Is Now Freephone 0800 073 0003

The East London Mental Health Crisis Line Phone Numbers Are Now Free To Call.

(The previous local call rate number is still operative and will be until mid-2021.) 

Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line Freephone Number is 0800 073 0003


For National Carers Rights’ day, we have a workshop on Mindfulness and Resilience on 26th November 2020 11am to 1pm and will be facilitated by Tim Segallar a Wellbeing coach.

Below is the link for Carers to register through

https://us19.list-manage.com/survey?u=f3e7d87efdff502f0c6057e19&id=1ac219c98d

This will be a tester of a series of workshops to come. It has been put together to support Carers on how to explore ways of accessing resources and using tools and techniques to help them maintain a healthy wellbeing/lifestyle, especially during this pandemic. It will be fun, interactive, engaging but also informative and educative.


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.


 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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