Hello Everyone

How is everyone today? I know I always ask this question, but I want you all to know that the Carers Centre genuinely wants carers to have their best life where possible. As you can see by the groups, workshops, partnerships, and services available we support carers with their independence, health & wellbeing, finances, safety, and friendships.

So if you have anything you want to have a say on, either join in at the monthly Carers Forum, our peer support groups or email me tony@ccth.org.uk

Make sure you keep an eye for September’s E-Bulletin Newsletter – it is coming

NHS Test and Trace – Case Study Wanted

The Tower Hamlets Council communications team are looking create a video to promote the NHS Test and Trace programme, featuring residents in the borough who have had symptoms of Covid-19 and booked a test through the national NHS Test and Trace programme.

You would be required to film a short clip (one minute maximum) talking about your experience of booking a test / ease and importance of getting tested. It is hoped this will help promote the programme and address any concerns some residents may have with booking a test through the national programme.

You will have the opportunity to highlight you are a carer, and the importance of looking after yourself and the person you care for. Anyone interested email tony@ccth.org.uk

Virtual Health & Wellbeing with Casey

For those of you I haven’t yet had the pleasure to meet or treat, I am Casey ‘Magic Hands’ Stewart-Smith one of 2 massage therapists that work for you at the carers Centre twice monthly. I am an Advanced Clinical & Holistic Massage Therapist, that basically means I am able to assess and treat any musculoskeletal conditions you may be experiencing, from aches and pains to chronic conditions, whilst also looking at you holistically and teaching you techniques that can help you manage your ailments throughout your daily life, to maximise your health and wellbeing.

I first started working at the carers centre 7 years ago and I can honestly say it has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable placements I have ever had. I have never met so many incredibly dedicated and supportive people who are so giving of themselves, some of you have even insisted on giving me a shoulder rub after your own massage session, you really do blow me away with your kindness.

I very much miss being able to treat you ‘hands on’ but I was so excited when the Carers Centre agreed to let me treat you online instead. I know that sounds a bit strange ‘Massage therapy online’ but I promise you it is incredibly beneficial and this way you also get to see me for an hour rather than just the 25-30mins in person.

Each session is designed to be really simple so it’s easy for you to incorporate into your daily routine because that is what heath really is, a simple tool to bring your mind and body closer together. By combining the right mix of fuel, movement and self-care my hope for you is that these self-treatments will bring a little sense of peace to you in these times but to also empower you to build a self-care routine that will not only help you now but in the future as we transition into our new normal.

So come and join me for one or both of the following sessions to really enhance your wellbeing, I cannot wait to see you there.

Virtual Health and Wellbeing with Casey
Or Relaxation Day: Come stretch with Casey
Biggest hugs to you Casey xxx

Your questions answered – back to school

Children and young people from Tower Hamlets recently put their questions on going back to school to Katie Cole, the council’s Associate Director of Public Health for Children and Families.  Please see the video below to see what questions the children of Tower Hamlets asked. This may help your children who are asking similar questions.

Free Online Lower Back Pain Exercise Class

  • Free online class via Zoom
  • Tuesdays 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • Low impact exercise designed to improve mobility and alleviate lower back pain led by specialist instructor.
  • Up to 15 people per class.
  • First come first served.

If interested, please contact Don’t Tone Alone CIC on info@don@onealone.co.uk

Interesting Article – ‘I was the king of sabotage’: Ronnie O’Sullivan on controversy, comebacks and becoming a carer.

Click here for an interesting life story.

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.

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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