Hello Everyone

How is everyone doing today? I have come to London to hide away in the office as I am having the builders at my house, so I sneakily have left my partner holding the fort and the dog.

After many months now of lockdown and being stuck at home, I jumped at the chance to have a change of scenery.

So we are planning the eventual return to the office and carer appointments from the beginning of April, then hopefully some Carer Academy activities in house in May 2021.  How would you feel about attending an activity back at the centre?  If you have any thoughts or want to ask me any questions, then please email me tony@ccth.org.uk


20th March 2021

Happier • Kinder • Together

 Check out the link below to see what is happening, if you want to get involved, enjoy kindness and be more mindful.  Certainly we all need this in the year we have all endured…?

https://www.dayofhappiness.net/


Youth standing up against racism

“Youth standing up against racism” is the 2021 theme. It engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.

Young people massively showed their support at the 2020 Black Lives Matter marches, which drew millions of demonstrators worldwide. On the streets, groundswells of youth – mostly teens and twenty-somethings – came together to protest against racial injustice. On social media, they mobilized participation, calling on their peers to speak out, and to stand up for the equal rights of all.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-racism-day


Vaccine News

AstraZeneca vaccine safety

We are aware of recent reports and media coverage suggesting a link between the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots. In the UK the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) continues to recommend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and today the European Medical Agency said the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective.

If you’re eligible for your vaccine, first or second dose, please do not delay taking it. Vaccination continues to provide the best protection against Covid-19 for individuals, their families and the community.


Covid-19 vaccines and Ramadan

With Ramadan approaching (12 April), we know some residents may be concerned about taking the vaccine during the fast.

Residents eligible for vaccination are being encouraged to not delay taking it up – either their first or second dose. Taking the vaccine remains the most important way to protect yourself, your family and community from the virus.


New rapid Covid-19 test site opens

This week we opened our fifth Covid-19 rapid testing site at the Tramshed Community Centre in Bethnal Green. Appointments can be booked online, or people can use the service as a walk-in.

Anyone can get a rapid test to protect themselves and their family, but they are particularly important for key workers, anyone who cannot work from home or those living with people in these groups.


Don’t forget Census Day this Sunday!

Make sure you’re counted this Sunday which is Census Day. Everyone living in England and Wales will need to take part in the survey that only happens once a decade.

The results are important as they influence where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health. We need to make sure that everyone in Tower Hamlets is counted and our borough gets its fair share of future public funding.


Share your views – violence against women and girls!

We lit Bromley Public Hall in orange on Wednesday night in memory of Sarah Everard and all women who have lost their lives to gender-based violence. Orange is the colour of the United Nations campaign to end violence against women and girls.

The government is reopening its consultation and seeking your views on how to tackle violence against women and girls. This will help to inform its tackling violence against women and girls’ strategy, which will be published in the summer.

The multiple choice survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is open until 26 March.


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

enquiries@ccth.org.uk

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

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