Hello Everyone

So I want to make a final shoutout for tomorrow’s amazing activity, based on the book ‘The Borrower’s’, with our new and exciting partnership with St Margaret’s House.

If you like the idea of being a carer expert and discuss the value of caring to develop a digital art project that showcases carers and caring.

If this sounds like your kind of thing and we really welcome working carers then get in touch with tony@ccth.org.uk or call him on 0207 7791 5596 to book your place.

The first session is at the Carers Centre and then the rest will be via Zoom.  Saturdays 11am to 1pm.


Don’t Forget Carers Week Next Week – if you want a place in any of the activities email; tony@ccth.org.uk


Eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine? Bring your household!

Anyone eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, currently those 30 and over, can bring members of their household to get vaccinated at the same time when booking locally in Tower Hamlets.

To book your household vaccine appointment, call our helpline on 020 7364 3030. It’s really important to book ahead, because household appointments involve more vaccines.

Vaccine clinics in Tower Hamlets include the Arts Pavilion in Mile End and Cable Street Surgery. There are community clinics at the East London Mosque and Granby Hall, along with some pharmacies also offering the jab in Tower Hamlets.


Test and isolate

While cases of Covid-19 are low in Tower Hamlets, numbers are increasing elsewhere. This is why it is more important than ever to continue taking up the offer of free testing – both with symptoms and without.

We have made it easier for people to get free Covid-19 tests by increasing testing sites across the borough.

Remember, people can carry the virus without symptoms, even when vaccinated, so regular testing is still important.


Transport for London

As restrictions start to ease and people are returning to public transport, we want to make sure everyone has the confidence to travel in London again. As part of our Travel Kind campaign, we’re hosting a webinar to remind customers about the services we offer to make your journey safe, easy, and more accessible.

Tuesday 8 June, 13:00 to 14:00

You can register to attend the webinar here.

The webinar will cover:

  • Cleaning the transport network – Mark Evers, Chief Customer Officer
  • Help from staff – Catherine Desson, Customer Experience Manager and George Marcar, Driver Policy and Communications Manager
  • TfL Go app – Hanna Kops, Head of Experience
  • Encouraging considerate behaviour – Emma McCallum, Customer Marketing & Behaviour Change Manager, and Amy Edgar, Engagement Officer
  • Assisted transport services – Brian Gordon, Travel Mentoring Team Leader

The webinar will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and there will be a BSL interpreter on the call. Registration is capped at 300 attendees.


ELATT’s online ESOL conversation clubs are a great opportunity to practice your English speaking and listening skills from home.  The clubs are at a range of ESOL levels.  They happen once a week at the following times:

Code Teacher Day Level
3883 Deborah Th 1.30-3 E3-L2
3884 Hana We 9.30-11 E2
3885 Kate Th 1.15-2.45 E3-L1
3887 Lis Mo 1.30-3 E1
3888 Mel / Shahnaz Fr 11.30-1 E2
3889 Evie Th 12-1.30 E1
3891 Zelda Tu 9.30-11 E3

Please complete an ELATT application form if you are interested https://www.elatt.org.uk/apply-courses.  Conversation clubs are drop in so you can attend just once, or every week until the end of the summer term.  You need access to a device with Zoom to participate.

ELATT will be starting formal, accredited courses in October 2021.




Training for champions to tackle hate crime

If you want to help tackle discrimination and hate crime in your community, apply for our free No Place for Hate training. Be quick – the deadline for applications is 5pm on 4 June.

If successful, you will take part in a free training programme that will give you the knowledge and skills needed to provide hate crime awareness training and outreach. In turn, we ask that our Hate Crime Champions deliver at least three hate crime activities.

Training takes place on Wednesday 9 June and Wednesday 16 June.


Can you help us shape your local Healthwatch service?

We are looking for residents and users of health and social care services to help us design the next Healthwatch Tower Hamlets service for 2022.

  • How do you want Healthwatch to promote your views and concerns about local health and care services to decision makers?
  • How would you like to get information about health and care services in Tower Hamlets?
  • How would you like to get involved and influence the designing of health and care services in Tower Hamlets?
  • How do you want Healthwatch to report back to you on the progress it’s made about your concerns?

For more info about your local Healthwatch Service visit: www.healthwatchtowerhamlets.co.uk

  • You will need to be able to attend 4 online workshop sessions in June/July 2021. This will help inform the future design of Healthwatch Tower Hamlets
  • In return we will provide you with a gift voucher for your time and efforts.
  • If you would like to be involved and get more details, please contact:

Alison Robert, Partnership Manager, Tower Hamlets CVS

Email: alison.robert@thcvs.org.uk


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

enquiries@ccth.org.uk

Opening hours

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

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