Making Caring Visible
The charity that organises Carers Week carried out a survey to understand how many people in the UK are caring for someone today, the challenges they face and what the public’s worries would be if they became an unpaid carer, amongst other things.
Click below for the results and how Islington Carers Hub can help support you at this time.
Ideas for Keeping Happy & Healthy
1) Try Better at Home FREE exercise class
The organisation Better Leisure, who provide many of the council leisure facilities within Islington, have introduced the Better Leisure at Home website.
This is a fantastic resource! Access apps for either Gentle exercise options or live online Cardio classes. We'd love to hear how you get on trying this out.
2) National Gallery Painting Appreciation
Tues 30th June @ 11am
How do we learn to look at & understand paintings? Join us in this FREE online weekly activity! Our expert host will choose one painting from the National Gallery, and talk about it while sharing her screen to point out different elements. You'll be welcome to share your own views if you'd like to.
3) Take part in Islington in Bloom
It's a great year to try entering the Islington in Bloom competition this year as its going to be online! All residents are being encouraged to take part by sprucing up gardens, creating a colourful window display, or by growing gorgeous house plants. The deadline for submitting photos is Sunday 5th July.
Skills & Know-how1) Scam awareness week
Make sure that you're equipped with information about how to protect yourself & your cared for from scams. Find out more about current scams, what you can do to avoid them and where to report them with this info from Citizens Advice Bureau. You can also call the Islington Carers Hub Helpline if you've concerns 020 7281 6018.
2) Getting help with employment
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, you might be feeling anxious and uncertain about your future job prospects. Whether you’ve been put on temporary leave or been made redundant, you might be wondering what that means for you. Read our top tips to optimise your time off, discover local job opportunities, and see if you might be eligible for financial support.
3) Latest social distancing guidelines
From 6th July, social distancing guidelines will be further relaxed but there are still strict social distancing guidelines in place. It is anticipated that people who are shielding will longer need to do so from 1st August. Make sure you're aware of the detail by reading the NHS and government info.
4) Covid-19, Communities & You
Camden and Islington’s Public Health team would like to invite you to share your experiences of daily life during the pandemic through an online discussion. Sharing your experiences will help them to ensure they offer the right support to residents over the coming months. There are £10 supermarket vouchers for participants.
What about other things?
Are you worried about other things? You can call to talk to us about anything that you are struggling with. This might be if you're feeling low, for bereavement support, or about housing or money worries.....
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