Hello Everyone

I hope everyone is doing well with this incredible windy storm we are currently experiencing.

Don’t forget to get your vaccine when offered, remain safely distance where possible, observe the latest Government guidelines and be mindful of the advice on the emerging variants.


CARERS WEEK NEWS

The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets is pleased to announce this year’s Carers Week events and sessions and the beginning of in-house activities at the centre.  We are looking forward to welcoming our registered carers back into the centre and we have a full timetable of exciting events to uphold how Valuable carers are to the centre, Tower Hamlets Council as well as the national community.

Saturday 5th June

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 St Margaret’s House.  We have scheduled this project on a Saturday to welcome working carers.

11am to 1pm at the Carers Centre 

 Monday 7th June 

Shared Reading for Carers – Launch of the first In-House reading group for Carers

11am to 12 noon at the Carers Centre

Carers Mental Health Programme – How to value yourself with Talking Therapies.

2pm to 3.15pm at the Carers Centre

Tuesday 8th June 

Stretch & Self Massaged with Casey – come join this exciting and relaxing session.

12.30pm to 1.30pm at the Carers Centre

The Carers Forum from 2pm to 3.30pm – We are pleased to welcome Denise Radley, Corporate Director Health, Adults & Community for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Wednesday 9th June

Walking Wednesday’s – Walk to the Tower and Picnic of London

1pm onwards

Young Carers Group – Carers Week Celebration

5.30pm to 7.30pm

 Thursday 10th June

Carers Pamper Day – Massage and Strawberries & Cream- 9.30am to 3pm – we are pleased to welcome Mayor of Tower Hamlets Mr. John Biggs

If you would like a massage, then email rashmina@ccth.org.uk for a place but hurry they are filling up fast

Breathing Space Meditation – 12.30 to 1pm

Friday 11th June

Shadow Boxing & Meditation – for all abilities and come raise your heart rate and finish off with meditation from 11am to 12noon.


Do you work and care? Do you want something new and exciting to do at the weekend?

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.


Training & Employment Opportunities



Job opportunities for 16-24-year-olds on Universal Credit

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion investment by the Government to try and prevent young people in a difficult job market from becoming reliant on Universal Credit over the long term. It provides an exciting opportunity for those aged 16-24 to gain valuable work experience and training and develop new skills to prepare them for employment.

We’re working closely with several employers within a range of sectors including law, construction, creative arts, digital media, hospitality, catering, and fitness to provide the best possible opportunities for applicants.


If you’re 34 and over get your Covid-19 jab

This week it was announced that anyone aged 34 and over can now get their Covid-19 vaccine. If you’re eligible, please get vaccinated to protect yourself and others.

In Tower Hamlets we run vaccine clinics at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, Cable Street Surgery and hold pop up clinics at Granby Hall and the East London Mosque. To book appointments at any of these sites, call our vaccine helpline on 020 7364 3030.

Vaccines are also available from pharmacies in the borough. Book online or by calling 119.


There’s still time to have your say on health and wellbeing

The Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board has developed a draft joint strategy for the next five years that sets out priority areas and initial actions to support the delivery of its five ambitions.

Anyone living or working in Tower Hamlets is being asked to review the draft strategy, shape the final document, and consider how they can be part of its delivery.



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

enquiries@ccth.org.uk

Opening hours

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

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