Hello Everyone

So it is Friday, for me it seems to come round very quickly.  How about you is week flying by or dragging along?  Other than your caring roles, which I know can be all consuming is there other activities you get up to?

Or are you bored and looking for something new to do?

If you have answered yes to this question, please check out the Carer Academy monthly timetable of activities to suit all carers or all abilities and interests.

6 week art course – starting 23rd February 2021 every Tuesday.

A Happy Place – Reminiscence and Creative Art – starting 24th February every Wednesday.

Creative Writing Group – every other Friday

Shared Reading for Carers – every Monday

Stretch & Self Massage with Casey – every Thursday

Shadow Boxing & Mindfulness – every Friday

The Tuesday Social Club – every Tuesday

Carers Forum – one Tuesday a month

What is Diabetes? – Monday 22nd February

Learn online with Idea Store Learning

Idea Store Learning has launched a range of online courses designed to help residents get creative, improve wellbeing, and connect with others.

There’s lots to choose from, including dance, fitness, modern foreign languages, photography, fashion, painting and drawing, interior design, creative writing, printmaking, singing, music, and ICT.

 Vaccine News

See inside a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at East London Mosque

A pilot Covid-19 vaccination clinic, run by local GPs, was set up at East London Mosque as part of the ongoing efforts to encourage eligible residents to get their jab. Hundreds of eligible men and women were vaccinated.

The pilot could be replicated elsewhere to make Covid-19 vaccinations as accessible as possible to London’s communities.

This time you can tell them you are a carer.

Stand up and be counted.

The Census 2021 campaign has kicked off and every household in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the unique survey next month.

The census takes place every 10 years, and it provides a crucial snapshot of the nation that helps to plan and fund public services.

The results will inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education, and health. So it’s crucial that everyone in Tower Hamlets is counted and we get our fair share of future funding.

Employment Opportunities

Get paid to train as a social worker with Step up to Social Work.

Applications are now open for ‘Step up to Social Work’, the full-time, fully funded, 14-month trainee social worker programme.

Successful trainees will receive a tax-free bursary of £19,833 and be required to complete 170-days of hands-on social work placements alongside learning at university. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 7 April.

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.


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


Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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