Hello Everyone

So how is it going?  a couple of days left of this Lockdown and then into to tier two for the carers of Tower Hamlets.  I hope you have all managed well, I am sure most of you have, I know for a fact you have, you are a resilient and amazing bunch of people.

At least there will be increased freedoms, but I want you all to remain safe and well and not taking too many chances.

This week, the government announced that we will be coming out of national restrictions on Wednesday 2 December, as initially planned. This means we will be moving into a local tiered approach, similar to the system in place throughout October.

It’s good news that the period of national restrictions will come to an end and London will move to tier 2 (high alert), but the risks remain and I urge you to take all the necessary precautions to keep our borough safe. Tier 2 means no mixing with other households indoors, following the rule of six (not meeting more than six people while seeing others outdoors) and remembering the basics of hands, face, space.

For now, lockdown isn’t over until next Wednesday and the current rules apply. Please follow the rules and stay at home where possible, except for specific purposes outlined in government guidance. The tiers will be reviewed again before Christmas, so we all need to ensure we follow the rules to keep rates of infection down. I know it’s tricky to keep on top of the changes but it’s vital we all play our part to protect each other.

Remember support from the council is available. We have a dedicated phoneline to assist vulnerable residents and people at the highest risk of severe illness from Covid-19.

The phoneline can be used by vulnerable residents (or their families or carers) who need help or have an urgent requirement during this difficult time. The number is 020 7364 3030 and is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, so please contact us for help if you need it.

We are working through what the tier 2 restrictions will mean for our services and will keep you informed. Thanks to all of you for your efforts to help keep Tower Hamlets safe. I know it’s a tough time but we’re getting through this together.

Stay safe,
Mayor Biggs

This Week’s Weekly Activities

Monday 30th
Meaningful Moments – Museum of Docklands – 11am to 12 noon

Tuesday 1st
The Tuesday Social Club – 2pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 2nd
New Carer Induction – 1pm to 2pm

Thursday 3rd
Exercise & Chill with Casey – 11am to 12 noon

Friday  4th
Shared reading for Carers – 11am to 12 noon

Young Carers Group – 5pm to 7pm

Email; tony@ccth.org.uk for a place/s

Don’t forget to book your place for January’s new activity

This World AIDS Day show your support to people living with HIV when they need it most.

As the pandemic continues, people living with HIV in the UK are worrying about feeling isolated and the risk of unemployment, but also for their health and access to basic necessities like medication and food. Be kind and offer a helping hand to anyone you know who is affect by this disease.

Consultation on day support services – engagement events

We want to hear what you think about our proposed changes to day support in adult social care, so please let us know on our online consultation and engagement site, Let’s talk Tower Hamlets.

We have also now set up two online engagement events on Wednesday 2 December and Thursday 10 December. These sessions will be an opportunity for anyone interested to share their views about our proposals.

Find out more information and how to share your thoughts online.

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!

As part of the Community Transformation Programme, East London Foundation Trust (NHS) is working to dissolve boundaries between physical and mental health, and to increase the provision of community mental health support within Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

We are currently designing a workshop, to deliver skills-based strategies for family, friends and carers supporting people struggling with disordered eating. We want this workshop to be co-produced with experts-by-experience within the Community. The expertise and lived experience that you can bring will be a huge asset to the project and will help us to ensure that the workshop truly reflects your needs.

We will be running an online focus group via Zoom on 8th December from 11 – 12.30pm to discuss and explore possible content for a future carers’ workshop – we’d love to hear your ideas. Please join the focus group by clicking the link below.


 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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21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765


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Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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