Carers Centre Tower Hamlets

Hello Everyone

How are you doing today, wasn’t yesterday an amazingly beautiful sunny day?  Did you get a chance to get out and do your regulation amount of exercise or get out in the garden or balcony or enjoy a walk in the local park?  Here’s hoping that we get more days like yesterday, as I am so over the cold wintery days, especially in lockdown, I need the outdoors – what about you?

I am hoping you and your loved ones are taking up the vaccine offer if it is being offered and as I always say don’t forget to register with your GP as a carer.  It is always good to do that for your own peace of mind.


  Activities

Boxes of Joy – sixteen carers took up the offer of a free monthly activity box for their cared for’s and loved ones, children can also get involved.  We have spaces left if you fancy joining and this week, we start the amazing weekly Happy Place – zoom reminiscence club on Wednesday at 2pm to 3.15pm.

As I mentioned Spring is here so why not engage in our Health & Wellbeing Activities we have Stretch & Self Massage with Casey and Shadow Boxing & Mindfulness.

Fancy something more sedate then join our weekly Shared Reading for Carers.

If you want a place, then email tony@ccth.org.uk


Vaccine News

See inside a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at East London Mosque

A pilot Covid-19 vaccination clinic, run by local GPs, was set up at East London Mosque as part of the ongoing efforts to encourage eligible residents to get their jab. Hundreds of eligible men and women were vaccinated.

The pilot could be replicated elsewhere to make Covid-19 vaccinations as accessible as possible to London’s communities.


Idling Action launches Engines Off Every Stop

The council is supporting Idling Action London, a Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund project that sees 30 local authorities and City of London Corporation working together to tackle engine idling as a source of avoidable air pollution.

Launching February 22, the new anti-idling advertising campaign, ‘Engine Off. Every Stop,’ is targeting all London drivers, to uncover the scale of air pollution from engine idling.

Residents, businesses, community groups and individuals are invited to a ‘Call to Action’ webinar on Tuesday 23 February from 4-5pm to find out how they can get involved with the month-long campaign.


 

Local Women graduating from the inaugural BaME Dare to Lead Leadership course at account3 have created an animation to raise awareness of domestic abuse in their community.

SiS (Sistas in Strength), the animation produced in collaboration with Bristol based animation firm, Studio Giggle, is an allegorical tale of a woman feeling trapped and alone in a world of psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. The animation puts a fresh perspective on a challenging subject, whilst reinforcing the essential point that no one needs to feel or be alone – help is always available.

To view the SiS animation on YouTube:    https://youtu.be/BDYNjN8HxVU

SiS animation with Bangla subtitles:            https://youtu.be/IWAbq1kL0kw

SiS animation with Somali Subtitles:           https://youtu.be/MYXH4bYeKFE

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, contact the 24/7 National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 257.


A dedicated discount service for individuals working or volunteering in the care industry, and for those who care for a family member, friend or other.  You can join free and there are offers for many things such as mobiles, shopping, insurance and broadband, TV and utilities.


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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