I have woken up to a snowy Kent, Albus the puppy experienced his first snow which he really enjoyed while my cat Mittens remained in doors, thinking she is the clever one. Tomorrow is when I can officially take the puppy outdoors for a walk and mix with other dogs, it’s all go in my household…
Take care everyone this weekend as the weather is not looking great and remaining safe is always my message to the carers of Tower Hamlets.
It is really great seeing an increase in carers joining in the activities provided for you. As I always say there can always be more. I love getting requests from carers on a subject that they would like to learn more about, so if you have ideas then email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 16th December 2pm to 3pm – we are asking carers to have their say about possible changes to Adult Social Care day service provision, someone from the Council will attend to listen to your views and thoughts. If you are interested, then email email@example.com for an invite
Next week is the Carers Forum – Tuesday 8th 2pm to 3.30pm
Presentation from Coaching for Unpaid Carers – want to change one aspect of your life and need coaching to get there?
We have our weekly sessions:
Great News Walking Wednesday’s are back – 9th December at 1pm
Thursday 10th December at 11am to 12 Noon – have fun and exercise, it will keep you warm in the winter months.
Shared reading on Friday 11th December 11am to 12 noon for carers & the people you care for – come enjoy the beauty or words.
National restrictions ended on Wednesday and London was placed in tier 2 – high alert level but we must all do our bit to limit the spread of Covid-19.
It is important to understand that parts of London, particularly in the East End, were bordering tier 3, which would mean more restrictions – so it’s really important we don’t ‘ease up’ and we prevent London being placed in a higher tier in two weeks when the arrangements are next reviewed.
While it’s great to see businesses reopening where they can in the borough, we need to stick to the rules. I know we are all weary that our lives are restricted but it’s still vitally important we follow these to keep us all safe.
That means following the rule of six when meeting others outdoors, not mixing with other households inside and remembering the basics – wash hands, cover your face and make space so we can limit further cases and restrictions. Please watch my video message for more on this.
It’s encouraging to hear news about potential vaccines, and we are working to ensure residents in Tower Hamlets can access this as soon as is possible. These will of course take time to be rolled out to everyone and in the meantime, we must stay vigilant to save lives and protect the NHS this winter.
For vulnerable residents, we have a dedicated phoneline to assist those at high risk of severe illness. Families, carers and those at risk can call 020 7364 3030 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) for support so please contact us for help if you need it.
Stay safe, healthy, and warm this winter
With colder, wetter weather approaching, we’ve published advice to help you stay safe and well over the winter months. This year, with Covid-19 in circulation, it’s more important than ever to keep yourself and those around you safe.
By preparing for the winter season, you can help prevent illness and reduce strain on vital health services. Read our top tips to help keep you and those around you warm and well and further information on local support services.
Top tips for safe travel
You must wear a face covering on public transport and in taxis and private hire vehicles.
If you do not, you could be denied travel or receive a minimum £200 fine, which will double each time you are caught not wearing a face covering (up to £6,400).
Visit Transport for London’s quiet times webpage to see the quietest times at stations and stops. Visitors from tier 3 (very high) areas must ensure they follow tier 3 rules when in current tier 2 areas like London. Equally, you must respect tier 2 rules in tier 1 destinations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed