Hello Everyone

How is everyone doing today?  Has it happened to you when a friend disappoints you and you feel that you do not know them, something like this happened to me this weekend and it is unsettling?

I feel friends are very important and, in some ways, as important as your family, and for some of us more important.  Always remember to treat people with respect and look after the people you love.

New Activities for July

Don’t forget our July 2021 E Newsletter comes out on Wednesday and we have a lot of exciting new Carers Academy activities as well information to share.

As I always say if you see an activity, or something takes your fancy email me to reserve your place tony@ccth.org.uk .  We are continuing to provide some in person workshops at the centre as well as some Zoom activities.

Do you want to get creative and bring the person you care for to the centre for Arts & Crafts?  Do you care for someone who presents with Challenging Behaviour?  We have a workshop on managing these behaviours.

We have a new Healthy Eating and Nutrition weekly group; you could combine this with our Walking Wednesdays and get fit?

We have a monthly workshop Carers Mental Health Programme with Talking Therapies as well as new fortnightly Mental Health Carers Peer Support Group, and of course our monthly Dementia Carers Peer Support Group.

So take your pick and join a group – you know you want to!!!!

18 or over? Get your Covid-19 vaccine now!

Everyone aged 18 and over is now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine and should book an appointment to get their jab.

Local clinics offering vaccinations include the Arts Pavilion, Cable Street Surgery and Lincoln and Lansbury pharmacies. Appointments are also available at mass vaccination sites such as Westfield.

Anyone aged 40 and under will be offered Pfizer. Two doses, eight weeks apart, are needed. Vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, which is now making up the vast majority of cases in the UK.

Protect yourself, your loved ones, and our community by taking up the offer of free Covid-19 vaccination.

Due your first Covid-19 jab? Walk in!

We’re making it easier for everybody to get their first Covid-19 vaccine by opening the vaccine centre at the Art Pavilion to walk-ins.

Until 11 July, anyone eligible (18+) can walk in for their jab between 8.30am and 5.30pm, 7 days a week. Anyone 40 and under will be given the Pfizer vaccine. For information, or if you would prefer to book your appointment, call the vaccine helpline on 020 7364 3030.

Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets

Each week our Director of Public Health, Dr Somen Banerjee, publishes a Covid-19 update to keep residents and partners informed about Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets. Read this weeks to find out about Covid-19 rates and how we’re making it easier than ever for everyone eligible to get their jabs.

Register your place to tackle hate crime!

We are holding an online event to challenge hate in Tower Hamlets, with community leaders and local police, on Monday 28 June.

Come along to hear about what is being done to tackle hate crime, ask questions, and share experiences and concerns in a safe and open discussion. We’ll be sharing resources and strategies to counter hate crime in our community.

Programme Manager – Tower Hamlets Island Community Network (THICN)

Salary: £36,000 pa (all inclusive)
Hours: 37.5 hours (full-time)
Job Type: Fixed Term up to 31st March 2023

Tower Hamlets Island Community Network (THICN) is a new grassroots consortium supporting young people facing multiple/complex disadvantage in the borough. THICN partners are specialists in transforming the life trajectories of young people who have become marginalised by severe local poverty, unemployment, and crime – particularly those from BAME communities who are disproportionately affected by these issues.

THICN will work to reduce violence on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets London by working with key stakeholders, young people and local communities to provide a range of interventions, capacity building and support.

This opportunity is ideal for someone who will relish the challenge of working with a dynamic consortium with an ambitious vision. You will have programme management experience, preferably within a community setting and a track record of meeting your goals and targets. You will have creative ideas on how to maximise impact, reduce violence and increase community resilience. You are a people’s person, find it easy to communicate verbally and in writing and enjoy building networks and co-ordinating stakeholders.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a creative and innovative approach to violence reduction and to leave a lasting legacy that positively impacts young people and local communities.

If you feel you are the right candidate, download an Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification from below


Return application forms to:

Email:  hr@osmanitrust.org

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date for completed application forms 5pm, Mon Wed 7th July 2021.

Walking tour and community celebration

Community organisation Toynbee Hall is hosting two public events on Sunday 4 July, celebrating the history of Bangladesh and the liberation struggle in 1971.

Storytelling and music are powerful and important aspects of Bengali culture. Toynbee Hall has been working with Swadhinata Trust, Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, and Shamim Azad to capture some of this heritage in an exciting and interactive story and walking tour around the East End, followed by a community celebration.

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


Opening hours

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

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