Hello Everyone

How was your weekend?  Fun or boring?  Busy or quiet?  I would really like to know how you are doing as we enter yet another week of lockdown.

Mine was as I call it practical shopping, cleaning, cooking, puppy training and cat reassuring.  Sounds mundane but I found busy and fun.

Just want to know if everyone else is busy?  I sent an invite to over forty carers for Exercise and Chill with Casey and no one turned up, bit sad as Casey puts a lot of effort into developing each session.  I did get a couple of emails explaining why could not make it and thank you to those carers.

Casey has kindly done a video for us


Me this weekend

How to cope with sleep problems

Click on the link below which explains sleep and mental health, gives practical suggestions and information about where to get support.


We are consulting on proposals that will change day support in adult social care.

Day support includes activities, services and day centres for adults who need care and support.

We want to hear what you think about proposals. Let us know, using our online consultation and engagement site, Let’s talk Tower Hamlets.

The consultation will run until Monday 4 January 2020.

Along with the online consultation, we are writing to people who will be directly affected by proposals and who use those day support services.

Don’t Forget on Thursday 26th November 2020

Vote for Vicky Park in the People’s Choice Awards

Once again, Keep Britain Tidy, organisers of the Green Flag Awards for the UK’s very best parks and green spaces, is asking the public to vote for their favourites in the People’s Choice Awards.

This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 2,061 Green Flag Awards across the UK. You can find your nearest award winning space on the winners map and click the vote button to ensure your choice is counted towards the prestigious People’s Choice Awards.

Voting closes on 25 November with the top 10 winning sites announced on 3 December. Vote for Victoria Park

Job Opportunity


Partnerships Officer (BAME Disparities Project)

Fixed Term, one year contract, 35 hours per week

Salary: £32,000 to £34,000 depending on experience

8% pension contribution (6% employer and 2% employee contribution)

25 days annual leave

Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (THCVS) is an independent membership organisation supporting and representing voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

We have secured funding for a one year action research project to support BAME community groups across Tower Hamlets to build on and sustain the impact achieved in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Project will work with BAME community groups and with system leaders to develop effective and sustainable mechanisms for influencing health and social care systems across Tower Hamlets.  The Project will also provide practical support to participating BAME community groups to develop their digital capabilities and longer-term sustainability.

The successful candidate will have experience of successfully bringing organisations together to  influence changes in policy or service delivery and will ideally have a practical understanding of the barriers and challenges that BAME community groups face.  The post holder will be joining a small capacity building team of 5 people and will be supported in the delivery of the Project by an advisory group with a range of expertise and skills.

Currently, THCVS is supporting all staff to work from home or the office depending on what is most appropriate to keeping safe and the needs of the service.      

If you would like an informal chat or require further information about this role, please email the CEO, Peter Okali at peter.okali@thcvs.org.uk

To apply for the post, please visit our website at www.thcvs.org.uk or email info@thcvs.org.uk to request an application pack.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Thursday 3 December 2020

Interviews will be held on Friday the 11 of December

Always Remember ….

 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

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The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765


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

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