I hope everyone has a great Eid and a wonderful weekend.
So today is going to be a scorcher so I have sourced some tips on how to keep well for you and your loved ones and do not forget your pets.
Tips to survive the heat:
- Drink water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Take a bottle with you always.
- Hot cars kill. Never leave kids, older people, or pets in cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.
- Keep cool. Seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
- Plan ahead. Schedule activities in the coolest part of the day and avoid exercising in the heat. If you must go out, wear a hat and sunscreen, and take a bottle of water with you.
- Check in on others. Look after those most at risk in the heat – your neighbour living alone, the elderly, the young, people with a medical condition and don’t forget your pets.
Are you bored at home? Do you want to do something new?
Understanding LBTH Housing Processes 11am to 12.30pm
This workshop will give carers a chance to understand how to apply to get on the housing register, how to be assessed for overcrowding and understand what the criteria is to meet moving on medical grounds. Individual cases will not be discussed but you will have a better understanding of the housing process.
The Tuesday Social Club 2pm to 3.30pm
This weekly get together gives carers a chance to meet up have some fun and discuss the highs and lows of caring. It is a peer support group and carers get a chance to discuss issues with their peers.
Carer Induction Session 11am to 12noon
This workshop is for carers who have just registered and wish to learn more about the services the Carers Centre has to offer and how we can signpost you to our partner organisations.
Young Carers Group 5pm to 7pm
Weekly group for our young carers supported by our young carer’s worker.
If you are interested in any of these events for next week, please
Stay safe during Eid
Eid Al-Adha will be celebrated by many people across our communities this Friday (31 July). Eid Al-Adha celebrates the end of Hajj and is an important event in the Islamic calendar.
If you’re observing Eid Al-Adha, please remember that you need to do so safely in line with the government’s Covid-19 guidance. We have put together advice for you on how to celebrate Eid safely, which covers worship, meeting friends and family, keeping a safe distance, maintaining good hygiene and what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19.
Eid Mubarak to all those who will be celebrating on Friday and over the weekend. We hope that even though this will be a different Eid Al-Adha, that it brings peace, prosperity, and happiness to you and your family.
Please find the 3rd instalment of Museum of London’s resources for people living with dementia, vulnerable older people and their carers. Please share this with anyone at all who you feel will benefit and please fill out this 5 minute survey at the bottom. Thank you so, so much for your continued support.
Download and print this pdf of our July Creative & Connected Activity pack. We’ll be adding more content to our webpage in the coming week, so watch this space.
For those of you who are signed up to receive physical packs, they should be delivered tomorrow or Wednesday by our distributer, LondonCalling, whose delivery drivers will be following all government hygiene guidelines.
LISTEN TO LONDON LIVES
Listen to this month’s musical storytelling London Lives podcast which brings together the voices of children and elders as they explore their favourite toys. This relaxing, musical story about a young girl who meets a new friends when she is evacuated is perfect night time listening for your loved ones, residents or any service users with access to the internet.
SHARE YOUR STORIES
We invite people with dementia to share their own memories about their favourite food, which will be posted on our website or used in next month’s podcast.
LIVE ZOOM SESSION
Information on how to sign up to our increasingly popular Zoom session – ‘Memories & Music’ on Aug 6th, 10:30-11:30. As always, this session will include singing, music & a chance to discover museum objects and reminisce, but this month we are also inviting children under 5 to join us!
To register and get the joining link, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07780 504506 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
We really, really value any feedback that anyone who accesses this pack has. This will help us to continue improving our resources and hopefully secure funding to continue our work for people living with dementia, which we are immensely passionate about. The following survey will take just 5 minutes to complete but will make the world of difference. Thank you.
Finally, do check out some of our partner organisations.
- We encourage you to download the free My House of Memories app onto your phone or tablet. We have partnered with National Museums Liverpool to add some of our unique collections to the app and hope that you are able to enjoy reminiscing with your loved ones.
- StAn’s Cafe on Facebook. At the moment they are running a dementia-inclusive virtual community event on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The Museum of London will be presenting on August 15th.
- Arts 4 Dementia also provide a comprehensive list of all online activities: https://arts4dementia.org.uk/
Another Reminder – Important News
Tower Hamlets Council have received notification that Cardinal Health Type IIR fluid repellent face masks received from central Government deliveries have been removed from the supply chain and they need to recall the face masks.
This is the specific brand of face mask being recalled.
You can find further information here about these face masks and the issues affecting them: https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/masks-type-iir-from-cardinal-health-destroy-affected-lots-mda-2020-021
If you are a carer who has received this type of face mask in your PPE pack and still have some left then please contact Ayeda on 07366 977 103 and we will arrange a time for you to return the face masks and get replacements from a different supplier.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact the PPE Team at PPE@towerhamlets.gov.uk Please only use this email if you have queries, NOT to request PPE.
We thank you for your patience, if you phone and are unable to get through, please leave your name and number and Ayeda will get back to you.
If you do not have any of the face masks left, you do not need to do anything.
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.
Do you want to improve your computer or device skills? We have places available for one to one tuition at your own pace.
If you interested, please email email@example.com
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