Hello Everyone – It’s Carers Rights Day 2020

Today’s blog is going to be about your rights as a carer and how the Carers Centre endeavours to support you with those rights where possible.

Please click on the link below to download a 40 page booklet from Carers UK on your rights:

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-resources/looking-after-someone

Carers often tell us that they worry about the impact of caring on their own mental and physical health and when asked in the 2019 Carers UK, State of Caring survey, 81% of carers said that they are not able to do as much physical exercise as they’d like to do.  To make matters worse, carers are living through the Coronavirus pandemic, reducing the ability to go outdoors and exercise even if you are free to do so.

With this in mind the Carers Centre is trying to redress this issue and believes that decent health is everyone’s right, especially a carers.

We have put in place the following:

Every Thursdays at 11am to 12 noon

 

Weekly Peer Support group Tuesday at 2pm

 

Weekly Shared Reading Fridays at 11am

We are working in partnership with:

4 week Lockdown Care Kit Sessions

We are also working with Breathing Space to develop new activities for 2021.


New for January 2021


The Carers Centre is pleased to announce we are working with Coaching for Unpaid Carers and that coaching will be available for some carers in 2021.  Watch this space.

Please check out their blog for an insightful video:

‘Hello carers, and happy Carers Rights Day 2020! The theme for this year is ‘Know your rights’ and to mark the occasion we have made a video focusing on your personal bill of rights. These aren’t your legal rights- but they are just as important!

We all have rights- ways we can expect to be treated and others can expect us to treat them. This idea is grounded in respect for ourselves, and for our fellow humans. There are many but I have chosen 12 which in my experience are particularly relevant to unpaid carers. Check out my video to hear more about the Carer’s Bill of Personal Rights. Which ones feel most relevant to you this Carers Rights Day?’

https://www.coachingforunpaidcarers.org.uk/news


We know carers protect their loved ones and we want you to protect yourself too.


Carers are entitled to the Flu Jab for Free


The Women’s Inclusive Team are partnering with Ashaadibi and the Somali Senior Citizens Club to provide support for the Tower Hamlets Somali community via our food bank, community kitchen and accessing COVID19 help and information.

Everyone deserves to keep safe and well


For any enquiries, please contact : tareklgbtqactivist@gmail.com


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.


 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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