Hello Everyone

How is everyone today?  i don’t know about you but this muggy weather is awful, I find it hard to sleep at night, I get more tired and feel tend to feel run down.  Is this happeniong to you, does it have an affect on your caring role?  I had a check online for some tios on sleeping better on muggy nights, see what you think and hopefully it might prove useful…

1. Hang a wet bed sheet at an open window

Soaking your sheet and hanging them at open windows helps create a cooling effect as the air from outside passes through it.

2. Don’t go commando!

It is tempting to peel off the clothing as you lie sweating in bed. However the better option is to wear cotton pyjamas to help your skin breathe and soak up your sweat.

3. Keep west-facing curtains closed

If your bedroom gets the evening sun make sure you keep your curtains closed but your windows open. The sun streaming in may look nice but it will turn your bedroom into an oven.

4. A sock full of cold rice?!

This is basically the reverse of a hot water bottle. Fill a sock with rice and then stick it in the freezer. You can then take it into bed with you. It stays cool a surprisingly long time.

Probably best not to eat the rice afterwards though…

5. Put cold items next to “pulse points”

If you put something cold next to the parts of your body that have a pulse you can cool off.

6. Make an ice fan!

Grab yourself a bowl of ice water and position it in front of a fan. This will create a cooling breeze.

7. Shower before bed

Pop in the shower and make it cold. Then when you get into bed you will have about 15 minutes of comfort. Hopefully you can drop off in that time before the sweat arrives!

8. Fly solo

However much you like a cuddle this is a big mistake if you want to stay cool. Sharing a bed is like sleeping next to a giant radiator. Maybe get the other half to head to the spare room for a while (or sofa).

9. Sleep downstairs

Year five science should be useful here. Hot air rises meaning your downstairs is probably cooler than your upstairs.

Clearly not an option for those in flats – but you can always pop the mattress on the floor.

10. Do as the pandas do…

They may not be as comfy but a bamboo or straw mat retains much less heat than than your mattress.

Jaypharm Chemist is now a Vaccine Centre 

The Chemist opposite the Carers Centre is also a Vaccine centre, so carers can get their vaccine if they are visiting the centre for an appointment or activity.  So book your vaccine  They are a friendly bunch and are there to help so pop in and keep yourself safe and well.

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5 Brayford Square, Stepney Green, London E1 0SG




This Weeks Events


Wednesday 28th July

Walking Wednesday’s – CCTH/Outdoor – 1pm to 2pm

Carers of People with Dementia Peer Support Group – Via Zoom – 2pm to 3.30pm

Thursday 29th July

Arts & Crafts Group – CCTH – 11am to 12.30pm

Friday 30th July

Healthy eating & nutrition for carers – change for good – Zoom. – 11am to 12 noon`


National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022.

Check out this link if this applies to you, your loived ones and the people you care for.


Covid Consultation Feedback

Here is the link to sign up to the event:  http://ow.ly/4nLM50FDI1B

If attendees have any access needs we can support you. A BSL interpreter will be available for the event!


Tower Hamlets Council  want you to Tag your own favourite snaps of the borough with #MyEastEnd for the chance to win our photo contest orlo.uk/5Ekg3

So Have a go and see what wonderful photo’s you produce


Oxford House is offering a small group of carers the chance to attend Friday Music concerts. on Friday 13th August to see Sherika Sherard’s show  5pm – 6pm or a special jazz concert we are hosting on 27 August. 

If you are interested then email: tony@ccth.org.uk for a place but as I say places are limited and I will need to know by Monday 2nd August

Easing out of lockdown will allow us to get back to the people and things we love, but going “back to normal” may also bring worry or concern for many of us.

London is full of amazing people and communities who have pulled together throughout the pandemic. Our city works best when we all look out for each other.

Whilst returning to normal, make sure to take some time to check in with friends, colleagues & loved ones.

For those who may be feeling worried or facing uncertainty, remember, you are not alone. Thrive LDN’s website has a range of resources to help you with your mental health and wellbeing, and some ways to get support if you are finding things hard.

Explore our resources




A summer of activities and play

We’ve teamed up with partner organisations to offer an action-packed programme of online and face-to-face summer activities, including athletics, drama, theatre, family play, cooking workshops, teddy bear picnics and more, to support families in keeping children learning, entertained and active this summer.

As well as hosting free events, we’ve invested £10 million as part of our parks capital programme. The programme includes improving play facilities to encourage families to make the most of the borough’s outdoor spaces, especially on bright summer days.

Find an 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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