Hello Everyone
It’s official I am in my mid-fifties – yesterday I celebrated turning 55th birthday by getting over being poorly the previous few days. One of my favourite cards said the following ‘Here’s to another year closer to Velcro shoes’, I thought it was hilarious but inevitable LOL

So I hear that ‘The Tuesday Social Club’ went well and thank you to Rukshana for hosting.

Helpful Information

The National Autistic Society have come up with a range of helpful ideas and things to consider when wearing a mask for someone with Autism. The information includes how to prepare and practice, reducing anxiety about wearing a face covering and coping with the sensory aspects of wearing the mask. Please click the link below if interested.


I have included this alert to remind carers that there are people not to be trusted. Keep your wits about you and never reply to an unsolicited email, phone call or visitor to your property.


  • Always ask for ID
  • never give your bank account details
  • you can ring the company they work for, for more information
  • never let anyone in your house
  • if someone is coming into your house then request, they wear PPE
  • you can always ring or email the Carers Centre for advice

Advice when leaving home

Face Covering?

When leaving the house, make sure you remember to take your face covering (unless you’re exempt). Check out video below:


Let’s keep Tower Hamlets open for business

With Tower Hamlets back open for business, we all have a part to play to stay open. By remaining vigilant, following advice and getting a test if experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, we can protect ourselves and our community.
Please continue to help stop the spread of the virus by keeping a safe distance from people outside of your household, regularly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and wearing a face covering when instructed to do so. Make sure you’re up to date with all of the latest information so together we can keep Tower Hamlets safe.

Latest advice

There’s still time to Eat Out to Help Out

Many Tower Hamlets businesses are offering discounts on food and non-alcoholic drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays until the end of August, through the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Support your local businesses by visiting a participating restaurant, pub or café to eat and drink, and get up to 50 per cent off your bill. You can go as many times as you like!

Find a restaurant

Don’t delay getting a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms

If you experience Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), make sure you book a test straight away. You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms.

NHS Test and Trace is a national programme working to make sure that anyone with symptoms can get tested quickly. Mobile testing units are operating in the borough and are another way to get tested, alongside ordering a home testing kit. The next mobile testing dates are 16, 19 and 22 August.

We are also asking you to share your thoughts on the Test and Trace programme so that we can make sure it’s as effective as possible in Tower Hamlets.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, please book a test immediately – do not wait.

Book a test

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


Opening hours

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

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