So today we left Lockdown and entered Tier 2. How do you feel about that, it would be lovely to hear from carers about your thoughts, concerns and experiences? Today the first vaccine has been approved and could start being rolled as soon as next week, how do you feel about that?
It seems that fingers crossed this year might end on a more positive note.
However, I am asking you all to take care and continue to socially distance, observe tier 2 rules and think positively if you can.
Upcoming Events & Activities
The Carers Academy has another two weeks of events and it would be lovely to see new faces joining in and being welcomed by our regular users.
Tuesday 8th December 2pm to 3.30pm
We have a presentation from Coaching for Unpaid Carers as well as a discussion on complementary/holistic approaches to health.
Tuesday15th December at 2pm to 3.30pm
Come and join our virtual Christmas party and last club session of the year. Bring your own mince pies and hot chocolate and the subject for discussion is your best Christmas or festive holiday experience.
Thursdays 3rd, 10th & 17th, 11am to 12 noon
Our weekly exercise and mindfulness classes for carers to take time for themselves, get your heart racing as well as having fun with your fellow carers.
Fridays 4th, 11th & 18th; 11am to 12 noon
This weekly group gets together and listens to a short story read beautifully by a reader, leader. We then discuss the story or poem and express our opinions. This can be a lively and fun place to meet likeminded carers and peers.
LBTH Day Service Consultation – Wednesday 16th December; 2pm to 3pm
The Carers Centre has been asked by the Council to hold a consultation event. This is to get a broader response and feedback on the proposed changes to day service provision within Adult Social Care. If you would like to contribute please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Managing Medication for Carers – Monday 7th December; 2pm to 3.30pm
This workshop explores the do’s and don’ts of good medication management for you and the person you care for. We will discuss how to talk to Doctors and Pharmacists about the medications prescribed and how to avoid mistakes, safe medication disposal, good record keeping and side effects.
Do you support someone who struggles with food, eating and body image?
Would you like to help us design a workshop to help people like you? If so, please read on!
We are currently designing a workshop, to deliver skills-based strategies for family, friends and carers supporting people struggling with disordered eating.
We will be running an online focus group via Zoom on 8th December from 11am – 12.30pm to discuss and explore possible content for a future carers’ workshop – we’d love to hear your ideas.
Click here for your zoom invite: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81796434351?pwd=aXlicEk5dVZqYjhTM3IyVkZMQ293UT09
Time for a Cuppa with the Museum of London: joyful sessions for people affected by dementia.
The Museum of London warmly welcomes people living with dementia, their loved ones, companions, and carers, to join us for a relaxed, interactive session via Zoom. Grab a cuppa, get comfy and stretch your vocal cords as we prepare to sing, dance, and reminisce in these joyful sessions inspired by hidden gems in the museum collection.
- Thursday December 3rd 10.30-11.30am
- Friday December 18th 10.30-11.30am
Book your free ticket here: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/event-detail?id=268808&s=true&day=1606352400
Virtual Christmas Carol Concert – £10 per ticket – click link for more details
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 email@example.com
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed