Vaccine Information Event – Have your questions answered by local health professionals

Join local GPs and health experts for a session for anyone living in east London, including Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering or The City of London.

You can join via this link:

You may have questions about the vaccine and fertility; what side-effects you might expect; or you may want to know more about where you can have it done; why boosters are important; or why your 12-15 year old should have it. It will be hosted by the following local experts: · Dr Jagan John GP and Chair North East London CCG (Chair) · Tamsin Bicknell, a Consultant Midwife at Homerton Hospital · Dr Ellen Schwartz, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and City and Hackney Public Health Covid-19 lead.


5.30pm to 6.30pm, Thursday 25 November. All welcome.


City Connections Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day


Aldgate in Winter 2021!

Aldgate in Winter 2021 - Main Poster

MRS Independent Living

Providing a range of services and projects for people who would like support, particularly older people, people with disabilities and people confronting mental health challenges, across North East London and The City.

Services below are open to City residents:

  • Staying steady: free 24 week falls prevention exercise programme for over 55 year olds – with venues in the City.
  • Otago home exercise programme: free six session over 6 months at home.
  • Home safety checks: free safety check of the home by a trusted assessor.
  • Making Room: hoarding support – initial assessment fee of £75 +VAT, on going sessions are £120 + VAT for a session of 2 hours.


MRS Christmas Event Wed 1 Dec Golde Lane Community Centre

Suicide Bereavement SErvice – Public Launch by Mind

Join us on 25th November 6-7pm for a public event to mark the launch of the new Grief in Pieces service, part of Safe Connections.

You will get a chance to hear some stories from people who have been impacted by suicide loss and why the service is important, learn about values, approach and how this work fits into the wider suicide prevention strategy.

Help us commemorate its beginnings and ask questions.

To register for the event which will be held on zoom click here


GiP Launch press release[2]

Working Together Group (WTG) for Carers – with Heena Patel

This WTG is to invite ‘People Participation’ to shape future Mental Health Serivces as part of our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme.

Our sessions are open to all Carers living in – or caring for those in – the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham or City of London & Hackney.

We understand the difficult and taxing day-to-day demands some Carers may have and hence this is a flexible opportunity to take part as and when you can. Please register to receive the log in details for our live session. Please allow up to two hours for this get together until 4.30pm.


Thursday 25th November 2021


Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting

Payment: Eligible attendees will receive £20.00 for attending this session.

Register here.

Event flyer for more information and to forward to other Carers:


Carers ELFT

Portsoken Community Centre Launch

Please see below for further details of the event. (16.11.21)

PSS Launch PNG

Get Your Free Flu Vaccination

If you’re 50 and over, getting your yearly vaccination is a very important way to help protect your health this winter. Find out how to get your free flu vaccine here

You can download a Bengali guide to getting the flu vaccine here

Guides in other languages are available from the NHS publications website

The following groups can get a flu vaccine for free from their GP:

  • pharmacy, or other healthcare professionals
  • you’re aged 50 and over (including those who will be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • you live in residential care or another long-stay care facility
  • you provide care for an older or disabled person
  • you live in the same household as someone who is immunosuppressed
  • you have certain health conditions. A full list can be found on the NHS website.
  • you’re pregnant
  • frontline health and social care workers


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Sports, Leisure, Health and Fitness in the City of London 2023

The City of London Corporation are reviewing a range of services that we commission to support the health and fitness of our resident and worker populations, including the management of Golden Lane Leisure Centre.

To help us ensure that these services are designed and delivered to best meet our community’s needs from 2023 onwards, we request feedback and invite you to complete this survey.

If you have any specific queries or would like to discuss any of the details in the survey in more detail, please visit our web page or contact

Your responses to this survey will remain anonymous and kept in the strictest confidentiality in accordance with our privacy notice which you can find on our website:

We would like to offer you an incentive for your time, details will be at the end of the survey.

The survey will take no longer than 14 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time.

Survey for Adults

Survey for Young People


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Squish Space at the Barbican – Sensory Play Area for Children Under Five and Their Families

About Squish Space

The space brings people together to learn through interaction, collaboration and play. Using a variety of materials and tactile objects, it’s a place to spin jump, hide, touch and explore. Squish Space is produced by artists India Harvey and Lisa Marie Bengtsson in collaboration with Barbican Creative Learning.

We have reopened our doors and would love to welcome more families into the Squish Space community so please share with your networks and encourage them to come along. More information can be found here Squish Space | Barbican

For any questions, please contact

Aldgate in Winter 2021

For updates on this year’s festival visit the web page

Aldgate in Winter 2021 - Save the date[2]

Age UK City of London – Activity Schedule

Nov-Dec 2021

November is Wellbeing Month-1

November is Wellbeing Month-2

London ADASS – Thanking Carers Across the Capital

Visit the ADASS YouTube video for a preview of their carers activities across London.

To access our range of events for carers click the following link, we hope you enjoy :-).

Within LondonADASS we would like to thank you for all your efforts by coordinating a schedule of amazing events. We look forward to seeing you there

Thrive and Care – Young Carers Support

City & Hackney Carers are offering a new support program to help young carers reach their goals. See further information on the flyers below.

You can self-register for the service, or contact and City Connections can make a referral for you.

Overview of the Thrive & Care programme[6]-1

Overview of the Thrive & Care programme[6]-2

COL Adult Skills and Education Service

The Adult Skills and Education Service works in partnership with community and voluntary organisations, schools, children’s centres and libraries to offer training and education to adults living in the City of London.

Together with partner organisations we provide:

  • a wide range of family learning courses
  • employment skills training
  • literacy programmes
  • activities for older people.

If you are involved with an organisation that works at a local level we may be able to help you fulfill a local education need.

See below for flyers on some of the available courses, and visit the webpage for further information.

Adult skills[2]

Adult Traineeship[2]

Food hygiene[2]

Sewing online[2]




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