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News & Updates

Consultation on charging for community-based adult social care services:

The Carers Forum has hosted a consultation with Tower Hamlets Council, since then there has been tow further meetings where some carers have attended to give their opinion and thoughts on increasing the Charge for Care provision.

Monday 24th August 2020 at 2pm there will be a further meeting where carers can join, with Council workers and Cllr Rachel Blake.

The consultation period finishes on the 7th September 2020, so hurry and voice your opinion and thoughts.

Please visit Let’s talk Tower Hamlets, the council’s online consultation and engagement platform.

Not only will we be discussing the potential charging increase, but we will also discuss care provision and providers. This will be a chance for carers to talk about their experience, scrutiny and accountability and service improvement.

If interested in attending, please email tony@ccth.org.uk

Next weeks Sessions:

25th August

Tuesday Social Club 2pm to 3.30pm
This weekly get together gives carers a chance to meet up have some fun and discuss the highs and lows of caring. It is a peer support group and carers get a chance to discuss issues with their peers.

26th August

Relaxation Day – Come stretch with Casey 11am to 12 noon
Feeling a little sluggish, aching, and full of tension? Come stretch with me and learn a 10 minute routine you can use every day to bring some balance back into your body. Let’s Stretch out those niggles together, open up and release that tension. This routine is suitable for absolutely everyone. It’s performed seated so you can also do it anywhere

Young Carers Film Club 5pm to 7pm
A chance to enjoy an old or new film in the company of your peers.

27th August

Virtual Health & Wellbeing with Casey 11am to 12noon
Each month Casey will concentrate on a different part of your body to learn self-care and massage, how to relax and use oils you would have at home. If you need an hour of your caring role to look after yourself then this is the group for you.

28th August

Life After Caring 1.30pm to 3.30pm
This workshop enables carers to think about being prepared for when their caring role comes to an end in the various ways in which it can stop. You will have chance to discuss your feelings and anxieties, think about you need to do and be prepared.

Please email tony@ccth.org.uk

Get ready for the return to school

The countdown is on. In less than two weeks, all children and young people in Tower Hamlets will be required to go back to school. Our schools are safe places and the best place to learn – staff have been working hard throughout lockdown, and all summer, to prepare them for the new year. We look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/backtoschool for the latest advice, information and support, plus answers to some common questions.

Be sure to check regularly as this page will be updated throughout August and September.

Find out more

Don’t delay getting a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms

If you experience Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), make sure you book a test straight away. You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms.

NHS Test and Trace is a national programme working to make sure that anyone with symptoms can get tested quickly. Mobile testing units are operating in the borough and are another way to get tested, alongside ordering a home testing kit. The next mobile testing dates are 16, 19 and 22 August.

We are also asking you to share your thoughts on the Test and Trace programme so that we can make sure it’s as effective as possible in Tower Hamlets.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, please book a test immediately – do not wait.

Book a test

Roll up, roll up! Plenty of fun at Vicky Park

Underbelly continues at Victoria Park as part of the latest in a new series of food and drink pop-ups opening across London this summer until 31 August.

Free to enter and completely outdoors, StreetEat brings together the finest independent street food traders, open air bars, socially distanced seating pods and free live performances from musicians, DJs, cabaret performers and singers. An emphasis has been placed on booking and supporting food traders, performers and artists that are local to the borough where they perform.

The event adheres to strict social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in line with government guidance, while also providing a fun and relaxed opportunity for people to meet outdoors.

Find out more

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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