So how is everyone today? Did you have a good weekend, did you stay in and watch movies as prescribed or was all go like so many carers’ days? For me it was my Dad’s 81st birthday on Saturday and of course it was Father’s Day yesterday. For you who’s fathers are still with us, I hope they had a wonderful day being spoilt and for Dad’s no longer with us, I hope you had a peaceful and reflective day.
Of course the rain dictated everything as predicted but at least it is a little cooler, which I prefer.
Our project with St Margaret’s House is now underway and carers and artists meet in person or via Zoom each Saturday developing a project about carers and Caring with the ethos of The Borrowers.
I for one cannot wait for the end result…. So watch this space.
Don’t forget we still have exciting weekly activities such as Shared Reading for Carers at the centre, our weekly Tuesday Social Club via Zoom, Walking Wednesday’s, fancy a walk round the borough with your fellow carers and get fit and chat?
Next week we have our first Dementia Carers Peer Support Group starting on the 30th of June.
In July we have our new Mental Health Carers Peer Support Group in partnership with MIND.
There is an activity or group for everyone…….
Are you over 18 years old?
You’re now eligible to book your first Covid-19 vaccine, how to book:
- Book on the national system: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
- Via your GP – you will receive a letter, or text with the details on how to book.
- Call the Council helpline number: 020 7364 3030.
Your Faith Your Health
Tower Hamlets Council will be hosting a free online event on the 24th June at 6-8pm – open to all residents, particularly those from Black African and Black Caribbean Communities across London.
Hear from our panel of Public Health professionals, Senior Clinicians and Faith Leaders who will be discussing topics around; vaccine hesitancy, misconceptions about Covid-19 and provide accurate information to enable the community to make informed decisions about the Covid 19 vaccination.
Questions can be submitted in advance and there will be opportunity to raise question during the event.
Click to join on the day: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72666216639?pwd=ckxYVG5YQ1JHRlp5YjJheUpVSmpIdz09
Meeting ID: 726 6621 6639 Passcode: 68ELwUing ID
Book your jab at East London Mosque
If you’re 18 or over and yet to have your first Covid-19 vaccine – you can book an appointment at the East London Mosque on Tuesday 22nd June, 10am – 6pm
Call the Council helpline to book: 020 7364 3030.
Queer Ecologies: Ecologies of Care ~ skill share, zine making & collaborations
Sat 17th Jul 2021 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
From social care, to litter picking; repairing; cleaning; maintaining; forming mutual aid networks, care webs and triangles; improving access, making medicines, attending to needs, building personal resilience and challenging injustice… care can be so many things.
What does care mean to you? What have you learnt about care lately that you would like to share with others? How can care for land and people be integrated, better supported, and resourced in Tower Hamlets and beyond? What are the different forms care can take in your experience? And would you like to make a zine* about it?
This exploratory workshop is open to all humans and non-humans who experience the giving and receiving of care. It is a space to connect with others, learn, build local networks, share strategies, look through a microscope, imagine and craft future care ecologies together. If you would like to collaborate further on making this happen, please get in touch as there is some budget to support this.
Following this workshop there will be an opportunity to get involved in some local archive digging, to learn together about the histories of care in and around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. There will also be a chance to collaborate on co-creating an offering / monument / or tool installed in the park, to honour caretakers of the past, present and future.
We recognise that it can be almost impossible for those giving and receiving care in a full or part-time capacity to attend events like this. If this, is you, but you are still keen to join, please do write to email@example.com or call 07941696070 and we can explore options for creating a zoom link, making a recording, or covering costs?
*A zine is a DIY publication which looks like a small homemade magazine. It can be a good way to share and circulate ideas, strategies, and writings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed