So another week comes to an end, tomorrow is Halloween, and do you have alternative plans, as trick or Treating is being discouraged or if you or the kids, do plan something then see below the recommended safety guidelines.
For me it is my Mum and Dad’s 56th Wedding Anniversary, they live in Kent but follow the Carers Centre on Twitter, I am their informal carer and my Dad every year says ‘ I Knew I married a witch’, which never gets boring.
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 email@example.com
How to have a safe and fun Halloween
Due to the pandemic, Halloween as we know it will look a little different. Many of our popular half-term ‘Halloweek’ events will not be able to run this year, but there’s still plenty of ways you can mark the day safely.
We’re inviting children and families to come along to Victoria Park (in line with social distancing rules) for a self-led sticker trail to learn about some of the trees in the park. The autumnal walk will take up to 90 minutes (but can be shortened or broken into sections to do on other days).
We’ve also put together a quick guide of alternative activities so you can still celebrate in a safe and spooky way. Whatever you choose to do, please make sure you follow the rules to help keep Tower Hamlets safe.
Follow the rules to protect yourself and others
Cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in Tower Hamlets, despite London being classed as a high risk area under the government’s Covid-19 local alert system.
It is absolutely vital that everyone follows the rules and plays their part in keeping themselves, their families, and their communities safe. This includes:
- Do not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
- Do not socialise in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or park.
- Travel if you need to for work, school or to visit public places in line with the rules but reduce the number of journeys you make and avoid public transport if you can.
- Work from home if you can.
- Remember you are safest when you follow hands, face, space.
Theatre, music and reflection to close Black History Month
An exciting Black History Month in Tower Hamlets draws to a close this weekend but there are still more activities to enjoy right until the end of the month:
- At 7pm on Thursday 29 October, take part in a digital theatre dining experience with Jollof Court.
- On Friday 30 October, join Grand Union for melodies and rhythms from Sounding Bethnal Green, or check out Spotlight’s BHM Live party for young people.
- And on Saturday 31 October with community organisation KAYD, reflect on the impact of this year’s events on the Somali community in ‘Resilience’: The Aftermath of Covid-19 in East End London.
Reminder – Closing date is Monday 2nd November
Don’t forget to take part in the Carers Annual Survey 2020
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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.
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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