Hello Everyone
How was your weekend? Anyone do anything new and exciting? Or was it the same as has been for the last few months?

Today’s question is – do you like the new stay at home culture and only use the outside for shopping, essential appointments and exercise or are you missing the pre-pandemic ways?

Would be really great to hear from carers and find out how things are for you.

This Week’s Events

This week’s events concentrate on carers looking after themselves either by relaxation techniques and massage as well friendship and the importance of a social life with peers and friends.

25th August

Tuesday Social Club 2pm to 3.00pm

This weekly get together gives carers a chance to meet up have some fun and discuss the highs and lows of caring. It is a peer support group and carers get a chance to discuss issues with their peers.

This week’s discussion topic – The Importance of Childhood Friends.

26th August

Relaxation Day – Come stretch with Casey 11am to 12 noon

Feeling a little sluggish, aching, and full of tension? Come stretch with me and learn a 10 minute routine you can use every day to bring some balance back into your body. Let’s Stretch out those niggles together, open up and release that tension. This routine is suitable for absolutely everyone. It’s performed seated so you can also do it anywhere.

Young Carers Film Club 5pm to 7pm

A chance to enjoy an old or new film in the company of your peers.

27th August

Virtual Health & Wellbeing with Casey 11am to 12noon

Each month Casey will concentrate on a different part of your body to learn self-care and massage, how to relax and use oils you would have at home. If you need an hour of your caring role to look after yourself then this is the group for you.

Do you need help? Could you improve your computer skills? Get Online and open up your world.
Would you like to learn?
Zoom – Online Shopping – Manage your finances – Benefits – chat to friends and family.

Then contact tony@ccth.org.uk for any of the above workshops.

Account3 is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced nursery workers to work in Harmony Nursery with under 5s from September 2020

Hours are 9:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday
32 hours a week
38 weeks a year, term time only contract
Rate of pay £17,888 per annum pro rata inclusive (equivalent to £10.75 per hour) rising with London Living Wage in October each year

Essential Qualifications
Full level 3 childcare qualification for working with children aged 0-5
Minimum level 2 qualification in English and Maths

Desirable but not essential:
Covid Infection Control, First Aid and Safeguarding training and /or qualifications
At least one community language, including sign language, in addition to English

For an application pack please email admin@account3.org.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 31st August 2020
Interview date: 2nd September 2020
Start Date: 7th September 2020

Brick Lane to partially close for pedestrians and diners

Parts of Brick Lane will be temporarily pedestrianised next week to provide safe space for walking and outdoor seating for restaurants.

From Thursday 27 August, sections of the iconic street will be closed to vehicles to support social distancing while providing a timely boost to restaurants facing challenging trading conditions.

Under new rules, food businesses can now apply for a licence for table service outdoors, which will allow them to welcome more customers in a safe environment throughout the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond.

Further details


Don’t delay getting a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms

If you experience Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), make sure you book a test straight away. You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms.

NHS Test and Trace is a national programme working to make sure that anyone with symptoms can get tested quickly. Mobile testing units are operating in the borough and are another way to get tested, alongside ordering a home testing kit. The next mobile testing dates are 22, 25 and 28 August.

We are also asking you to share your thoughts on the Test and Trace programme so that we can make sure it’s as effective as possible in Tower Hamlets.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, please book a test immediately – do not wait.

Book a test

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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