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Tower Hamlets launches new academy to train and support unpaid carers

Tower Hamlets Council launched a Carers’ Academy based at the Carers’ Centre in Stepney offering bespoke skills training and courses to thousands of unpaid adult carers in the borough. There are an estimated 25,200 unpaid carers in the borough, providing support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help, ...

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Council highlights shocking errors in Universal Credit payments

  The latest figures from Tower Hamlets Council reveal that 539 Universal Credit (UC) cases were referred back to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over concerns with accuracy. In one particular case council staff alerted the DWP to one error which saw a resident being underpaid by £8,000, the equivalent of £154 per week. The total value of ...

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Jewish and Muslim women declare “time for talking is over” as they launch #ActiveAllies campaign to challenge hatred togethe

Charter launched by 250 women at Nisa-Nashim’s Annual Conference, which also featured addresses from Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, London Deputy Mayor Debbie Weekes-Bernard and Rachel Riley More than 250 Jewish and Muslim women have made a commitment to being #ActiveAllies and take firm and united action against antisemitism and Islamophobia, after declaring that “the time for talking is over” ...

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Jaami Barry elected as new Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Today, Jaami Barry has been elected as the new Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets and will serve in the role for two years. Jaami topped the poll with 2,761 votes beating eleven other candidates following elections held in participating schools in the borough this week. The result was announced by the Returning Officer for the election and Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets ...

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Over 1,000 councillors urge Government to increase school funding

A letter from the National Education Union (NEU) urging Education Secretary Damian Hinds to end the school funding crisis has been signed by 1,115 local councillors in England, including many councillors in Tower Hamlets. Locally-elected council members from across the country have backed the campaign by the NEU’s Councillors Network, which is supported by education fair funding campaign group f40, ...

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Security for places of worship

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, the Council of Mosques and the East London Mosque met yesterday with community leaders to talk about options to help protect faith buildings and those who want to worship in peace. The meeting was used to offer reassurance to community leaders and share information about support the council and police could offer. Mayor Biggs ...

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‘A tale of discovering my martyr father’ – a special event organised by London Bangla Press Club to observe the Independence day

Then EPR member Nurul Haque Khan  left home in 1971 to join the fight for independence and never came back home.   Later from several source the family were informed that he died while fighting the enemy force. However, cultural activist and Jubo Leage leader Jamal Khan and his family never knew how and where his father was died.  In the ...

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Council’s efforts to tackle hate and violence in Tower Hamlets wins national award

Tower Hamlets Council’s leading efforts to prevent hate and violence against women and girls have been recognised at the Local Government Chronicle’s (LGC) Awards ceremony. The council’s violence against women and girls (VAWG), domestic abuse and hate crime team took home the prestigious national ‘team of the year’ prize for its work in tackling these issues. This is the second ...

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Mayor Biggs welcomes increased funding for the Places of Worship Fund

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the announcement from the Home Office that the Places of Worship Protective Security Fund will receive additional funding to help protect places of worship. The Mayor wrote to the Home Secretary to call for the Fund to be reopened in the aftermath of the terror attack in New Zealand. The Fund ...

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