Hello Everyone

I had my vaccine yesterday and how well organised is the roll out programme.  Your safety is considered, and everything is in place for you to just turn up when you are called, have your jab, wait a little time just to be on the safe side and away you go.

I know I have been encouraging you all to take up the offer of the vaccination, so now after my personal experience I couldn’t encourage you more.  Go for it, if you can, if you cannot get out then request a home visit, make sure you tell your GP you are a carer and here’s looking forward to a safer future.

This is me after getting my jab…

Vaccine News

Read below for updates & Information in Tower Hamlets

Council vaccine helpline launched

Residents eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine are now being supported to book their appointments through a new council vaccine helpline – 020 7364 3030.

The helpline team speak community languages and can book local vaccine appointments for eligible residents, along with answering any questions residents may have about the vaccine. If you are in one of the groups eligible and have not been vaccinated, please book your appointment, or call the helpline for advice – we are here to help.

At this time, the helpline is only for those eligible for vaccination.

New rapid testing site opens in London’s business district

A new rapid testing site is now available for residents and workers without Covid-19 symptoms in Canary Wharf. The testing site joins two other community testing sites in the borough, providing rapid tests for people who are key workers, cannot work from home, or live with someone in these groups.

Rapid tests are quick and easy, providing results in under 30 minutes. If you receive a positive test result, you will need to self-isolate for ten days from the date of the test.

The site is open daily from 7:30am – 4:30pm and can be found in Jubilee Place mall, level-2, Canary Wharf, E14 5NY.

Staying in contact with loved ones at the Royal London

Covering all wards across the hospital, the new Royal London Hospital family contact centre can help families with a loved one in hospital stay informed.

The centre can help families with concerns and questions, or around arranging end of life visits, language support, dropping off items and food or spiritual and religious support. To get in touch, families can email Barts Health or call 0203 594 2040. The phoneline is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

Find out more on the Barts Health website.

Don’t forget if you are a Carer then you can contact our Hospital Coordinator – Ayeda Zuba on 07366977103 or email ayeda@ccth.org.uk

Domestic Abuse Help

Ask for ‘Ani’ at pharmacies to get support for domestic abuse.

People at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown will be able to seek help discreetly by giving a code word to pharmacists, under a new UK-wide scheme.

If someone asks for “Ani” at one of the participating pharmacies, they will be given the chance to go to a private space to talk, to see if they need help from police or other services such as domestic abuse helplines. The name is an acronym for “action needed immediately”.

The scheme is available immediately in 2,300 Boots stores and in 255 independent pharmacies.

Free online counselling support for ages 11 to 25-years-old living and learning in Tower Hamlets

Do you work with children and young people in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps you know someone who does? You may even be a young person yourself? Anyone aged 11 to 25-years-old who lives in Tower Hamlets, goes to school or college here, or who is registered to a GP in the borough can join Kooth – the online mental health community.

It’s free, friendly, safe, and anonymous. Visit their website to learn more and sign up.

Welcoming the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Ox

The council will join the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets, the Community of Refugees from Vietnam and the Museum of London Docklands to celebrate Chinese New Year on 12 February with online cooking demonstrations, calligraphy and performances.

The online programme, which will run throughout half term week, includes a breath-taking Lion Dance, a traditional crafts workshop and some mouth-watering dishes to try your hand at.



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

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21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765


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

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