Create Your Own Care Plan

Real are hosting a free workshop empowering disabled people to write their own Care Plans and we thought this might be beneficial for your members. If so, we’d really appreciate it if you could share this for us so we can reach as many people as possible.

This session will be delivered by a client who herself receives social care, and who has been writing her own care plan for the past six years. She finds there is a huge difference in quality when she writes the plan versus when it is written by social services. Creating her Own Care Plan has been instrumental in her fight for receiving the right care she is entitled to.

In this workshop, she will be sharing her story and answering questions on how you can start writing your care plan. We will also be joined by Real Advocacy service who have over a decade of experience on supporting clients with securing care.

Held via Zoom, the workshop will take place on 25.01.2022 from 2pm at till 3:30pm. To sign up for find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07458 304616 or 07305811946 or email TCOYL@real.org.uk. Alternatively you can book directly via our Eventbrite by clicking the button below:

TV Licence Scams

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Since the start of the pandemic we’ve seen the number and variety of scams increase. Research by the Government’s Joint Fraud Taskforce found that 8 out of 10 UK adults had received a scam text in the last three months and landline call scams continued to be a threat for older people, with almost two thirds of all over-75s saying they had received a potential scam call.

That’s why TV Licensing is working to help customers protect themselves against fraudsters. To help stop the scammers , we are asking people to STOP – CHECK – ASK if they receive any suspicious communications that appear to be from TV Licensing.

STOP – Scammers will attempt to trick you into giving away your personal or bank details. Always be wary of letters, emails, texts or phone calls that promise you money or a refund.

CHECK – Has the sender spelled your name correctly and are there any grammatical mistakes? You should also make sure they have included the correct licence number, which you can check on the TV Licensing website.

ASK – If you’re ever unsure about a communication you’ve received, it’s always best to ask someone – perhaps a friend or trusted advisor. You can go to the TV Licensing website and sign in to your licence at tvl.co.uk/yourlicence to check if anything is actually wrong or call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help.

You can find more information about how to avoid scams and how to report one here.

London Stadium Vaccination Event on Saturday 19 June 2021

Aged 18+ in north east London and need your first Covid-19 jab?

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The NHS are inviting all local people over 18 to a vaccination event on Saturday, 19 June from 10am to 8pm at the London Stadium (West Ham) in the Olympic Park, Stratford, London.

If you live in Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest, register here to join us to have your first Covid-19 vaccination

Covid-19 Surge Testing

Public Health Tower Hamlets is writing to let you know about a small number of cases that have been identified as Covid-19 variants of concern in the borough. Public Health England have informed us that these cases have been linked to the Brazil and South Africa Covid-19 variants.

This situation has happened in a lot of areas across the country and is managed by making extra testing available to test people who don’t have symptoms. People who test positive must self-isolate for 10 days to help control the spread of the virus. In order to help identify and contain the spread of the variant, Tower Hamlets Council are offering increased testing to all people over the age of 11 years who live, work, play or study in the Bethnal Green, Stepney Green, St Peters and St Dunstan’s wards (Postcode areas: E1 4** and E1 3** postcode areas and some of E1 0**, E1 1**, E1 2**, E1 5**, E14 7**, E2 0**, E2 6**, E3 4**).

People can check if they are in this area by clicking the link below and entering their postcode.

The following mobile testing venue has been set up. This is a walk-in facility for testing. No appointment is needed. Outside Gouldman House, Cephas Street, E1 4HQ from Sunday 2 May, 12midday to 8pm Corner of Mile End Road and White Horse Lane between 10.30 – 5.00pm. LBTH are also strongly encouraging people to test themselves at home. PCR home testing tests are available for collection and return at the sites below from 12pm to 6pm. Bethnal Green Gardens, off Cambridge Heath Road, immediately in front of Bethnal Green Library, E2 0HL. Anchor Retail Park (Asda supermarket), 123 Mile End Rd, Stepney Green, London E1 4UJ, opposite the turning for Stepney Green. Corner of Redmans Road and Stepney Green Park, (near the AstroTurf), E1 3NG. Tramshed Community Hub on Digby Street, E2 0LS (behind Albert Jacob House). They are asking people to take up this additional testing offer even if they have had the vaccine or have recently been tested.

Older Londoners Big Conversation – Covid Vaccines – myths and concerns

The Greater London Authority and Age UK London invites you to attend an online meeting taking place on WEDNESDAY 31st March from 2pm – 3.15pm looking at what we all need to know about vaccines and how all communities across London can be better empowered to make informed decisions about their health including accessing balanced information about Covid vaccines.

We are delighted to have Dr Rakhee Patel joining us for this event. Dr Patel is a public health consultant and leads on their Ageing Well agenda. The event will be Chaired by Dr Tony Burch a Trustee of Age UK London.  The event is aimed at all older Londoners as well as those working with and for all older adults across the capital.

This is your opportunity to put your questions and concerns to Dr Patel and please feel free to share this invitation with your contacts and colleagues. To attend this event please register your details on this Eventbrite page where you will also have the opportunity to put your questions to Dr Patel.

Caxton Survey

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The purpose of this survey is two fold:

1)  So we can help evaluate the quality of the service that the Caxton Hall team currently.
2)   Identify areas that need improvement, as well opportunities for future developments.

We would welcome your participation even if you are not currently using our services but could be interested .

This survey is not very long with only 11 questions, of which only two are compulsory.

Your details will not be shared with any third party, and indeed you can complete it anonymously.  However if you which to be entered into a raffle for £25 Marks and Spencer voucher, we will need your details.

To start the survey please click the ‘Take Survey’ button below:

Nuova Concerts Events

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Nuova Concerts are group of young musicians who are running a series of musical events online. See below for up and comming events

Lucy Pond: Flute Recital – 28 Feb, 5PM

This Sunday at 5pm we have a solo flute recital by Royal College of Music graduate Lucy Pond––programme to include works by Bach, Debussy and others. Tickets cost £4.99 and the stream will be available to watch for 4 hours. It’s really easy: simply buy tickets, then wait to receive a link to access the concert 5 minutes before. Ticket Info.

Jaclyn Rosenfeld by Candlelight: A Concert-Meditation – 6 Mar, 6PM

Next Saturday, we have something slightly different from cellist Jaclyn Rosenfeld. She’ll be performing a collection of solo cello works alongside poetry. Details about tickets and how to watch are the same as before. Ticket Info.