Hello Everyone

Just wanted to highlight that the Met Office has sent out an Amber Weather Health Alert – This “Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat,” the forecaster said in its amber warning. They added that the wider population could also suffer sunburn or heat exhaustion during the warm weather.

So as usual I am asking you all to take care, look after your loved ones and keep in doors in the hottest times of the day, drink plenty of water and look after yourselves.


Local data:

  • The weekly incidence rate has again increased compared to last week – this means there are now 344 Covid cases per 100,000 residents, and is rated MAROON RED (GOV.uk data to 7th July 2021)
  • Rates continue to be higher in Tower Hamlets than London and England
  • 1,117 Covid-19 cases in Tower Hamlets in the latest 7-day period compared to 802 the week before (GOV.uk data to 7th July 2021)
  • Case rates continue to be much higher amongst the 15 – 34 year old age groups, but incidence rates are increasing across all age groups and ethnic groups.

What do we mean by Maroon red?

The below RAG ratings are what Public Health England use in their reports based on the latest Covid-19 incidence rates.

RAG stands for red, amber, green & indicates different levels  (green = good, red = bad)

Maroon red – more than 250 Covid cases per 100,000 residents

Dark red – 151 to 250 Covid cases per 100,000 residents

Red – 51 to 150 Covid  cases per 100,000 residents

Amber – 25 to 50 Covid per 100,000 residents

Green – less than 25 Covid cases per 100,000 residents


This Week’s Activities


Don’t forget today’s Activity 

21st July
Carers of people with a Mental Health Peer Support Group – at the Carers centre @11am to 1pm

Walking Wednesdays – meet outside the Carers Centre and then the world’s your oyster @1pm to 2pm

Young Adult Carers Group – at the Carers Centre @5.30pm to 7.30pm

22nd July @12 noon to 2pm
Picnic in Park – Victoria Park

23rd July @11am to 12 noon
Healthy Eating, Motivation & Nutrition for carers – Change for Good – Via Zoom.

Don’t Forget Tomorrow’s Event – Thursday 22nd July

Because we wanted carers to get together this as last year was a wash out, we decided to organise a picnic.  It turns out…

It’s National Picnic month in July 2021. You can just rock up with a picnic blanket, open up your picnic backpack or luxury picnic hamper and have some fun!

 We will meet outside the Pavilion Café at 12 noon, walk and find a nearby spot, near the toilets for your convience.

 Bring your own food and drink and let’s celebrate being carers.

New online booking system for vaccines

Based on feedback from residents and young people, we have now set up an online booking form to make it easier for you to book your local vaccine appointments. Use our new booking form to get your jab at local clinics including the Arts Pavilion, East London Mosque, Granby Hall and many other pop-up clinics.

The form is quick and easy to use and is now in place alongside our dedicated helpline, which you can call on 020 7364 3030 to book appointments and ask questions.

Remember, if you don’t want to book many of our clinics are walk-in.

Book your vaccine now >


Vaccine clinic events

We are holding a series of vaccine clinics at Weavers Field to support residents to come along and easily get their Covid-19 jab.

Open on:

  • Sunday 18 July – 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 19 July 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 20 July 10am 4pm

For anyone due their first Covid-19 vaccine – anyone aged 18 and over. Or anyone who had their first Pfizer jab 8 weeks ago and who needs their second dose.

Anyone eligible can just turn up; a booking is not needed. If you do not have ID, don’t worry. No questions will be asked.

Appointments can be booked if preferred, by calling the council helpline on 020 7364 3030.

If you’re coming for your second jab, please make sure it is at least 8 weeks since your first Pfizer jab.

The clinic will only give Pfizer vaccines.

Address: Weavers Fields Park, Vallance Rd, London E2 6HD – near Bethnal Green station

Museum of London

I’m really pleased to let you know that we will be holding our next Time For A Cuppa online session on Wednesday 28th July at 10.30am on the theme of food. Please do join us for fun, singing, reminiscence and laughter! You can book here


Become a Compassionate Neighbour

Tuesday 27 July / Thursday 29 July

You will receive free training to develop your skills and confidence to help those that are living with life limiting conditions, are at the end of life or are elderly can be experiencing loneliness and isolation.

You can do this by offering companionship, emotional support, running a group activity or by helping people to increase their connections.

If you are interested, please contact the CN team on 07508134095 or cn@stjh.org.uk


Name your grot spot as Big Clean Ups are back!

The Big Clean Up scheme is back following a pause due to the pandemic. We want you to name a litter hotspot in your area which would benefit from a clean.

The first Big Clean Up is scheduled to be held in early August, but the location is still open to ideas from residents. Email us to suggest your area, or to get involved.

Read more >


A summer of activities and play

We’ve teamed up with partner organisations to offer an action-packed programme of online and face-to-face summer activities, including athletics, drama, theatre, family play, cooking workshops, teddy bear picnics and more, to support families in keeping children learning, entertained and active this summer.

As well as hosting free events, we’ve invested £10 million as part of our parks capital programme. The programme includes improving play facilities to encourage families to make the most of the borough’s outdoor spaces, especially on bright summer days.

Find an event >

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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