Last week's Carers Week (10-16 June 2019) saw lots of activity in Tower Hamlets with a raft of celebrations and events to mark the contribution of carers in the borough. It was also an apt time to publish the council's work plan for unpaid carers until June 2020.
Tower Hamlets marked the important awareness week through a number of ways including hosting a "lunch and learn" event for council staff with caring responsibilities, a celebration of being a part of the Carers Centre Tower Hamlets 21st year, an appearance by the Minister of Care who came to launch the £5m Carers Innovation Fund, (as reported in the Docklands and East London Advertiser) and a pamper and therapy day for carers.
The contribution that carers make is clearly valued in Tower Hamlets, which is why the local health and care system has come together to launch a Commitment to Carers Work Plan, which articulates what we have done so far and what we will do until June 2020 to improve services for unpaid carers in the borough.
An electronic copy of the plan is available on the council website and also the Tower Hamlets Together website.
Printed copies of the plan have been distributed to GP surgeries, Royal London and Mile End Hospital and council buildings.