Hello Everyone

So what do you think of this petrol crisis?  Is it crisis or are we being swept up by panic and making more out of it than it should be?

All I know is that it is nerve racking, worrying will I get petrol and will I get to work?  As I have mentioned before I live in Kent and drive up when working at the Centre.  I used to live in Tower Hamlets for 27 years but before moivng to London as a 19 year old in 1984 (yes it is true I am advancing age wise) but I came from Kent.  I moved back down there as I wanted a quieter, less noisy life but most importantly I now care for my Mum and Dad.  On my way home I pop in in, get shopping, help tidy up, have a laugh with them both and listen to family arguments.

As with most carers I lve them both dearly and I have no hesitation in providing the support they need.  My wonderful colleague Abdul who I am sure a lot of Tower Hamlets carers have benefitted from over the years, advised me on how to claim Attendance Allowance which has been a godsend.  So Don’t forget that the Carers Centre has many extrodinary support services, friendly experts within the team and if you need us, call up and have a chat and if we can help, we will.


If you want to know what activities are on each day at the centre then check out the CCTH Calendar – https://ccth.org.uk/new/calendar/?cid=mc-03c4653fb809aa02e303ae7a3bb5520a&month=9&yr=2021

Then email me tony@cth.org.uk to book your place.


If you still need PPE for you and your loved one then Tower Hamlets are still providing PPE for Carers.

Collection and delivery is on Wednesday only from Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG. Carers can call or email Ayeda directly 0n 07366977103 or ayeda@ccth.org.uk to order.

Coaching for unpaid carers

I wanted to tell you about this amazing opprtunity for carers..

There is another Coaching session on October 5th 10.15am to 12.30pm and this would normnally cost you £100 but for carers who sign up it is free.

Develop the confidence to change your life story

Do you ever find yourself wishing you were living a different life, but feeling trapped in your current one?

In this workshop we will look at how you can change the story of your life by

  • Thinking differently about it
  • Developing the confidence to change the patterns and habits that keep you trapped
  • Making positive choices based on your own needs and wishes

Come and join us to start re-writing your life story!

To register for this workshop, please click on the following link.


After registering, you will receive a personal confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please double check that you have entered the correct email address or you won’t receive the notifications you will need!

Great News!!!

We have ESOL Classes starting on the 8th October and then every Friday 12.30pm to 2.30pm , we are providing a prayer space for students if required and we welcome any carer who wishes to improve their English.  Learn how to talk to your Social Worker, GP, advocate for your loved one, talk to other carers and the world is your oyster…

if interested then email tony@ccth.org.uk


Did You Know we have a weekly Shared Reading Group?

How does it work?

A group of carers, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for carers to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease.

Reading the literature aloud in real-time, means that everyone is involved in a shared, live experience. Carers are encouraged by the Reader Leader to respond personally, sharing feelings, thoughts and memories provoked by the reading.

Everyone experiences the text in their own way, but the literature provides a shared language that can help us to understand ourselves – and others – better.

It can even help with your ESOL needs.

If this is for you then email tony@ccth.org.uk





This Weeks Activities 



29th September

Carers of People with Dementia Peer Support Group – Zoom – 10.30am to 11.30am

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

Young Adult Carers Group – CCTH – 5.30pm to 7.30pm

30th September

Centre Closed – Staff Training

Next Group Session is Wednesday 13th October 11am to 1pm 



The Tower Hamlet Individual Placement Support (IPS) provides advice, information and support for people with mental health issues living in Tower Hamlet. We offer one to one support from a specialist employment advisor, who will help individuals to develop their career plan and access the job of their choice. Our Employment Specialists provide a free, individualised and confidential support service focused on supporting individuals with all Employment related needs

IPS is a programme that originated in the States in the 1990s, supporting people with mental health conditions. Currently, there’s no available data on how the IPS model impacts the substance misuse client group. In 2016, Dame Carol Black recommended the adoption of the IPS model in the UK

IPS is a work-only intervention, with paid employment being the sole outcome. Participants into sustained employment has led to a reduction in their substance misuse treatment and re-offending.

The service is for: Any person 18+, accessing GP or Mental health Treatment for substance misuse support in Tower Hamlet and Seeking employment support

To make a referral for yourself or someone you care for please contact

Ruhena Begum | IPS Employment Specialist   M: 07877685808   E: ruhena@bouncebackproject.com

Our Next Carers Mental Health Programme with Talking Therapies is

Self-Care does not equal neglecting others – Carers & Mental Health Programme – with Talking Therapies Monday 4th October 2pm to 3.15pm – Carers Centre & Zoom 

Self-care is key when in a caring role. It is common that there are feelings of guilt associated with self-care and we may feel we are neglecting others. This workshop will emphasize the importance of self-care and look specifically at common reactions everyone may have received from their cared-for person when taking time out for self-care.

Please book your place as we are trialling a in person and zoom session combined.






Young people aged 12 to 15 to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine

All young people aged 12 to 15 will now be offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers. They will be delivered through school settings with extra sessions elsewhere for those not in mainstream schools.

Locally, we are working closely with young people, schools and community groups to provide advice and information and ensure people have the opportunity to make an informed decision about vaccinating their 12 to 15 year olds. More information will be communicated directly to families about the school Covid-19 vaccination offer.

Read more >


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


Opening hours

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

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