Hello Everyone

How is everyone feeling with the continuous rain and showers?  We have a sixteen day sunny period starting next week and I cannot wait, it is time for some sunshine, peace, and a safer future.

I would realty love it kif carers wanted to share their stories on their best day in the sun, was it when you were a child, a couple of years ago, even last summer out of lockdown or it could be a dream of the perfect future sunny day?

The best story will be printed in a future blog, there is even a prize for the winner, so send in your stories please to tony@ccth.org.uk

LondonADASS is working in collaboration with LSE to understand the impact of Covid-19 on those with dementia and their carers.  Findings from this work will be published in June 2021 and will be used to further enhance the support offered to those with dementia. All data will be anonymised.

To access the survey link, click here: https://lse.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhcKEgyIqZoRlRA

Carers of People with Dementia Peer Support Group

Coming Wednesday June 30th

2pm to 3.30pm

Email tony@ccth.org.uk for further information

More test centres opening – get tested now

As more Covid-19 restrictions lift, testing remains vitally important – whether you have symptoms or not. Testing finds Covid-19 cases and stops further spread, because people can self-isolate when they know, they are positive. One in three people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms so can pass on the virus without knowing.

Testing protects everyone. That is why we are increasing the number of testing sites across the borough. This includes more walk-in sites and collection points where people can pick up kits and take a test at home.

To continue moving out of lockdown, we all need to play our part and take regular tests. Find your nearest test centre or collection point and starting testing now.

St. Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green are inviting members from the Carer’s Centre of Tower Hamlets to co-create an exciting new digital art project around the theme of care and caring for others, inspired by the children’s novel ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton.

In partnership with Arts Council England, the wonderful artists Kazuko Hohki and Milou Stella are undertaking research & development for this project and want CCTH members to join them as care and imagination experts. Using story-telling, craft, improvisation, textiles and more, participants will be taking part in the creation of a care-based art project that will be able to travel to different Tower Hamlets communities in the future.

Workshops will mainly take place online through Zoom every Saturday from June 5th to 17th July, 11am-1pm. However we thought it would be great to start the workshop series off in person at the CCTH centre so artists and participants can get to know each other a little better.

As you may be aware, funding for the Local Voices project ends in two weeks’ time and this means, affectively, the end of Local Voices as a working engagement project and the various events and activities that are part of it.

Currently, this includes the active member group, which we run every Thursday.

We are hoping to be able to continue to run this group, either as part of new engagement projects or in tandem with other projects that Real already provides.

So this Thursday, part of our time will be dedicated to discussing this further

We should also be finishing up odds and ends of the current phase of the storytelling project plus I will have news about your contributions going live!

We shall also talk about the final active member group session, under the Local Voices contract [next week] and what we should do in that session.

Please do join us if you can:

Your Zoom Invite

Time: Thursday 20th May 2021 01:30 – 2:30, (doors open at 1:15 PM)


Meeting ID: 862 0866 1355
Passcode: 012813

We want to hear your views on poverty in Tower Hamlets.

The council is seeking views on poverty in Tower Hamlets, especially its impact on children and older people.

We are inviting evidence as well as the experiences and opinions of our residents, local partners, and others. Have your say before Monday 7 June.

  • Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 childcare for people wanting to work in a nursery or creche.
  • Level 1 or 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning for those who want to be teachers’ assistants.
  • ESOL conversation – small group conversation and learning to build confidence.
  • Monthly CV Club
  • Food Hygiene Training
  • Paediatric First Aid Course
  • Ready Steady Go – the new project to help you find the job or training you want.

To discuss and of these opportunities please contact Sonita Moben on 0203 987 5922 or send her an email on sonita.moben@account3.org.uk

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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