Hello Everyone

How was your weekend? Any good, did you have any fun, how was the snow?  If anyone has photo’s or stories, they are happy to share, then I would love to add to the blog.  My weekend was nice and quiet, just the way I like, managed to go for a lovely walk with the boys.

I am getting my vaccine jab this week and below is information and advice for carers who are waiting to get theirs or supporting your loved ones to get theirs.

So another week of activities for the 


Shared Reading for Carers – Monday’s @ 11am to 12 noon

This weekly group helps carers to take time out of their busy schedules and listen to a story or poem being read.  You can contribute your thoughts as we delve a little deeper into the story or you can just sit an absorb the words.

The Tuesday Social Club – Tuesday’s @ 2pm to 3.30pm

This weekly group helps carers chat and have fun with their peers, we meet via zoom, discuss caring issues, support and share information helping each other out and most importantly we have a laugh to keep us feeling well.

Stretch/Self Massage with Casey – Thursday’s @ 11am to 12 noon

This weekly session helps you stretch, keep your body mobile, help with balance, get your blood pumping.  There is also a chance to learn how to massage your own body, treat yourself with oils you can make at home.  Carers have reported that it has helped them relax, feel less stressed and calmer.

Shadowing Boxing & Mindfulness – Friday’s @ 11am to 12 noon

It’s more important than ever to look after your physical and mental wellbeing. Boxing & Mindfulness allows you to do a tailored workout in your own home using fun and simple boxing techniques. It’s available to all abilities and once we have done the boxing, we then wind down into a relaxing meditation session where you can learn to completely switch off.

Interested in reserving a place?
Email tony@ccth.org.uk


Misinformation and the vaccine

A lot of fake news, especially in relation to people who are hesitant about being vaccinated is circulating and the Newcomb Library team have provided links to sites that demonstrate how fake news can be identified.  The Carers Centre encourages you to check out this information to put your mind at rest.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
The Sikh Council UK
The Caribbean & African Health Network
Jain Health Initiative (Q&A in Gujerati)
Malawian UK Nurses Association webinar

The East London Mosque – A message from our Senior Imam, Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud.  Check out the link below for his vaccine message.


Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

We are still in a national lockdown, and everyone must continue to stay at home and only leave for limited reasons. Full details of what you can and cannot do are available on the council website.

Remember that testing remains one of the best ways to protect you and your loved ones. Test centres are open across Tower Hamlets for people with Covid-19 symptoms, and appointments can be booked online or by calling 119. Rapid tests, which can indicate whether someone might have the virus but show no symptoms, are also available for key workers, those who cannot work from home, and people who live with anyone in these groups.

Bereavement is one of the most challenging things that we can experience, affecting every one of us. In some traumatic circumstances, we might need additional and more specialised support to help to cope with a bereavement.

Our new resource is there to support you if you are grieving the sudden death of someone close to you, or if you are supporting someone going through sudden bereavement.

It has been developed with charity partners and aims to reassure those who need support that help is available. It provides important information about how existing services have changed and how they are supporting people in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It also offers dedicated support options for groups of people who may be particularly vulnerable, in order to help ensure that they are supported by those who can best understand their circumstances.

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Course Search

Are you looking for a course in Tower Hamlets? Idea Store Learning offers over 900 high quality courses in a wide range of subjects. Whatever your reason for learning we have a course for you!

Course enrolment is via the Online Enrolment website. The Idea Store website does not access or store the course enrolment information provided by learners.


There is nowhere quite like Channel 4. Not in the way we entertain and stimulate our audience, nor in how we encourage and inspire the people who help us deliver for them. Publicly owned yet commercially funded, we occupy a unique place in the UK’s media landscape. This is where you can start to change it, be part of it or simply explore it.

Check out this link to current vacancies and trainee schemes:


Census 2021 job opportunities

Census Day on Sunday 21 March is fast approaching, and the Census 2021 team are hiring thousands of people in a range of flexible temporary roles to make the census a success.

The census takes place every 10 years to provide a detailed picture of local communities across the country, which then helps to plan and fund future public services. That’s why it’s really important that in Tower Hamlets we have a high and accurate census return to make sure we get our fair share of future investment and improved public services.

Jobs offer flexible working options and pay at least the London Living Wage. The Census 2021 team will also ensure full Covid-19 safety training and support, including providing protective equipment if required for certain roles.

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

People in Tower Hamlets are being asked to reflect on the depth humanity can sink to, and act as “light in the darkness” as the council supports a programme of virtual activities to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January.

Holocaust Memorial Day remembers the millions of people murdered under Nazi persecution and in the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Commemorative activities include film screenings and an inter-faith memorial event.

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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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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