So we are going into Lockdown 2, Electric Avenue at the stroke of midnight Wednesday 4th Thursday 5th November for four weeks. So I wanted to discuss some key messages with you all and hopefully we can manage to have a calm, safe four weeks at home, with our caring roles and the people we love.
I want to end today’s blog by stating this, ‘now more than ever it is important for carers to take part in all or some of our weekly activities, you need camaraderie, mental respite, fun physical or mental activity, exercise and chill and a laugh’ with me, the amazing staff of the centre and most importantly with each other.
The Carers Centre will be following the rules and will not be open for face to face appointments from the 5th November to the 2nd December 2020, but will remain open to calls, emails and enquires from 9.30am to 5pm.
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
I would like you all, to follow the rules as frustrating as that is and keep everyone safe.
Please click this link and get the FULL up to date Rules and Regulations as from the 5th November 2020.
Stay at home:
This means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. These include:
- for childcare or education, where this is not provided online
- for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (including if your job involves working in other people’s homes)
- to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place – with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside).
- for any medical concerns, reasons, appointments and emergencies, or to avoid or escape risk of injury or harm – such as domestic abuse
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which should be as infrequent as possible
- to visit members of your support bubbleor provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer
Meeting with family and friends:
You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household – meaning the people you live with – or support bubble.
A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households in that support bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit outdoor public places together.
You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside).
Outdoor public places include:
- parks, beaches, countryside,
- public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments
You cannot meet in a private garden.
The Tuesday Social Club – Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm
This weekly social and peer support group gets together to provide peer support and ad hoc mentoring and advice. The group discusses every topic imaginable, enabling carers to learn something or just have fun and a laugh. It takes time out of your daily caring role, to relax, talk and get support from your fellow carer.
New Carer Induction Workshop – Wednesday 1pm to 2pm
This monthly workshop is for new carers or carers who have recently had/need an updated Carers Needs Assessment. You will be informed of the services offered by the Carers Centre, how we can support you with other organisations as well as giving you a chance to ask us questions. We strongly urge you attend as this induction will benefit you…
Walking Wednesdays – Health Walks – Wednesdays 1pm to 2pm
This weekly gathering of interested carers meet to exercise and walk in Tower Hamlets. This hour long session helps carers to connect with other carers, take time away from their home in a safe, socially distanced way and have fun weather permitting.
Walking has been linked with better blood pressure, better mental health, and a more robust immune system.
Health & Wellbeing with Casey – Thursdays 11am to 12noon
The Carers Academy is pleased to announce a new weekly exercise and mindfulness session with our wonderful Casey. Each week Carers will be able to exercise, raising your heart rate and getting a sweat on, this will be followed by mindfulness and meditation techniques helping you to manage your busy caring lives. There are amazing health benefits such as boosting your immune system, stretching, and keeping supple, building personal strength, having some mental respite from your caring role, and having fun with likeminded carers.
Come and email me to get your place firstname.lastname@example.org
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Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed