Hello Everyone

Just letting you know that I am on leave this coming Friday and the following Monday so there will be no blog until next Wednesday 10th March just in case you miss me. So doing my usual checking in with people and hoping everyone is feeling their best?

Don’t forget to read about registering as carer for your vaccine, it is so important for your own health but will reduce the risk to your care for loved ones.  I have had my first jab and I really feel less anxious.  I don’t know if you remember but I had the Coronavirus last year and do not recommend it.

Check out Dolly Parton on this link changing the lyrics to Jolene to vaccine.


Interested then email tony@ccth.org.uk

Are you bored and looking for something new to do?

If you have answered yes to these questions, please check out the Carer Academy monthly timetable of activities to suit all carers or all abilities and interests?

6 week art course – 4 weeks left in March every Tuesday.

A Happy Place – Reminiscence and Creative Art –every Wednesday in March.

Creative Writing Group – every other Friday

Shared Reading for Carers – every Monday

Stretch & Self Massage with Casey – every Thursday.

Shadow Boxing & Mindfulness – every Friday

The Tuesday Social Club – every Tuesday

Carers Forum – one Tuesday a month

Vaccine News

It is now full steam ahead with the roll out of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Unpaid Carers are in priority group 6 and are currently being offered the vaccination.

To be eligible for the vaccine you should meet one of the following criteria:

  • Are in receipt of, or entitled to, a carers allowance and/or
  • If you provide personal care to someone who is clinically vulnerable.

The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets are collecting information (NHS number, DOB, postcode etc.) from unpaid carers that meet the eligibility criteria for the vaccine and sharing this list with the council and NHS England who will add you to the vaccination list. NHS England will then contact the carer inviting them to book an appointment, we do not know how long this will take, cannot provide you with an estimated time or chase up when you will be offered a vaccination.

The simplest way to get on this list is to go to ccth.org.uk/about-us/carers-covid-19-vaccination-registration/  and complete the Carers Covid-19 Vaccine Registration form. You will need to have some details ready such as your date of birth, full address, and NHS number as well as some details of the person you care for such as their date of birth and postcode. You will need to do this even if you are already registered with the Carers Centre.

If you are unable to complete the online form due to language barriers or because you are unable to access information online, then you can call the Carers Centre Covid-19 Vaccine Registration line – 020 7791 5559 during office hours (9.30am to 5pm) and give your details over the phone.  Please be patient as this phoneline is likely to be very busy.

Interested then either make contact or chat with Tony Collins-Moore.

This time you can tell them you are a carer

Stand up and be counted.

The Census 2021 campaign has kicked off and every household in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the unique survey next month.

The census takes place every 10 years, and it provides a crucial snapshot of the nation that helps to plan and fund public services.

The results will inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education, and health. So it’s crucial that everyone in Tower Hamlets is counted and we get our fair share of future funding.


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

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765


Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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