Hello Everyone

Today I am writing this blog entry from the Carers Centre as it is my first day back in the office.  As always it is fantastic being with colleagues, I do love and respect them, as I will have been at the centre for 10 years in early February 2021.

As I mentioned here is another Christmas picture to get you in the mood, as you can tell I love Christmasssss


Coaching for unpaid carers

Great to see carers joining yesterday’s Carers Forum.  Brilliant presentation on Coaching for Unpaid Carers and what life coaching can mean for a carer, how to work towards changing one aspect of your life for the better. 

The theme of the first workshop will be on time management- looking at how you can best use your time and energy to do the things you want to do, including:

  1. Valuing and prioritising yourself and your needs 
  1. Being assertive, setting boundaries and saying no, asking for help  
  1. Making a commitment to yourself and sticking to your plan 

The workshop will be held on Thursday 28th of January on zoom and will run from 10:45am until 12:30pm. If you are interested but can’t make this date, let us know as we will be running the same workshop again later in the year. The workshops that Coaching for Unpaid Carers run usually cost £50 per person, and the value of a coaching session is £100 so make the most of this amazing opportunity! Many thanks to London Catalyst for enabling us to offer this to you. Places will be limited so if you sign up please commit to attending and if you have to cancel please let us know so we can offer to space to someone on the waiting list.

Don’t forget – Consultation Event

We have a consultation session booked in with the Council on Day Service Provision next week on the 16th December 2pm to 3pm, book a place if you want to have your say. Email tony@ccth.org.uk

Goals 2021

Starting on January 15th is our new Mindfulness and Boxing, it is a weekly session for one hour.  If you want to get fitter, worried about your health or just want something exciting and new to do then this is your group.  Places are limited so book your place.  We expect commitment and want this activity to enhance your wellbeing.

Improving care through technology

 Imperial College London + The Interaction Foundry  

Are you a carer for a person over 65? Then we’re looking for you! We are hosting focused conversations with carers to understand the activities you do and what would help you. Gaining insight into the jobs you do and some of the issues you face will help direct our future project to better serve your needs and create a solution to solve your problems! In order to guarantee safety during this current health situation we would like to host a 30–45-minute conversation with you over a video/phone call, so please contact us with your availability if you’d be able to do this via jp2116@ic.ac.uk by Friday 11th December. 

We plan to have the discussion next week, on Friday 18th December between 10am and 12:30pm. 

Activity: Focus group, Conference video call 

Time: 10:00 – 12:30, Friday 18th December

Duration: under 2 hours 


  • Ability to call – preferably but not exclusive to video (Mobile, Zoom, Microsoft teams, Facetime etc) 

  • The person you care for should be over 65
  • The person you care for should experience a mobility issue (frailty, injury etc) 

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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Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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