How are you doing? Is everyone ready for the final of the European Football Championship on Sunday 11th July? What will you be doing, will you be watching, would you be supporting England, or do you simply not care LOL?
Apparently, there is a movement to get another Bank Holiday if we win, now that I can get behind, always nice to have a day off. Then again, if you are a carer do bank holidays matter, do you get a day off? I am hoping that it gives you a chance to relax and have some quality time with your loved ones, so here’s hoping.
Next Week’s Activities
Shared Reading for Carers at the Carers Centre at 11am to 12 noon
Renal Carers Peer Support Group`- Zoom – 11am to 12.30pm
Carers Forum – Zoom – 2pm to 3.30pm – we have the Council coming to discuss Adult Social Care – so book your place as it is important for carers to have their say.
Walking Wednesday’s 1pm to 2pm meet outside the centre
Young Adult Carers Group at the Carers Centre at 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Arts & Craft Group at the Carers Centre at 11am to 12.30pm
New Carer Induction at the Carers Centre at 11am to 12 noon
Challenging Behaviour via Zoom 2pm to 3.30pm
Healthy Eating & Nutrition for carers – change for good via Zoom at 11am to 12 noon
Creative Writing Group via zoom 2pm to 3pm
If you want join an activity, then email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are continuing to make it much easier for everyone aged 18 and over to get their covid-19 vaccine, by making most of our clinics walk in so people can turn up and get their jab at a time that suits them. Appointments can also be booked for those who prefer booking.
On 10 July, anyone can turn up at Mulberry Girls School for their jab or book on 020 7364 3030. There are many more local clinics where residents can get their jab and these are all listed on the council website.
New rapid testing options
This week we launched a new model for rapid, symptom free Covid-19 testing in the borough. Testing even without symptoms remains important as one in three people carrying Covid-19 show no symptoms at all, and people can still carry the virus and pass it on when vaccinated.
Along with a permanent rapid testing site in Canary Wharf, four mobile testing units now move around the borough to ensure rapid testing options are close and convenient for all our residents. All testing locations and times are updated on the council website.
Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets
Each week our Director of Public Health, Dr Somen Banerjee, publishes a Covid-19 update to keep residents and partners informed about Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets. Read this weeks to find out about Covid-19 rates and how we’re making it easier than ever for everyone who are eligible to get their jabs.
Tower Hamlet Women’s Network
We invite you to become a member of the new Tower Hamlets Women’s Network and join us for the first quarterly meeting on Wednesday 21 July between 12noon – 2pm. This will be an online event hosted by account3, Alternative Arts and The People Speak, via zoom.
Membership is open to women who are local residents and women who are members of local women’s groups, community, arts and cultural organisations.
Please register as a member
Tower Hamlets Together receive national recognition for partnership work to support shielding children.
Tower Hamlets Together, a partnership of local health and social care organisations, won the Local Covid-19 Response Partnership Award at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards this week. The award recognises the partnership’s excellent work in supporting clinically extremely vulnerable children and their families who were shielding during the pandemic.
Weavers ward by-election to take place on 12 August
The by-election is being held on Thursday 12 August to fill a vacancy on the council for Weavers ward, following the sad passing of Cllr John Pierce last month.
The easing of lockdown will allow many of us to get back to the people and things we love, but it’s OK if you feel worried about going back to something more “normal” as restrictions end.
The coronavirus outbreak has been hard for us all and we have all experienced the effects differently, including those of us who have been shielding. There are lots of things that can help you to manage these feelings and make it easier to adjust.
The NHS Every Mind Matters website has a set of top tips for taking care of your mental health as things change.
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 email@example.com
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed