The Tower Hamlets Community Catalogue is a website like Amazon or eBay with information about social care.  You can find out about and buy care and support for adults in Tower Hamlets. Lots of this is free. 

Visit the Tower Hamlets Community Catalogue: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/communitycatalogue

We have checked the quality of organisations on this site.  Click here to see what we did:  https://communitycatalogue.towerhamlets.gov.uk/help-faq/provider-approval-process/

You can find:

Accommodation-based services
Accommodation options including supported housing (accommodation combined with support services), sheltered housing, extra care sheltered housing, residential and nursing care homes, respite care and hostels.

Advice and Advocacy services
Find services that offer information, advice and advocacy services (support to help you have your say). Also specialist advice for Personal Assistants and their employers.

Daytime opportunities
Find daytime opportunities such as lunch clubs, social and peer support groups, drop-ins, supported activities, and day centres including community hubs. Services for people with complex and/or specialised needs are also listed here.

Education, training and employment
Look here for services offering learning opportunities, training and job coaching, and employment and workplacement opportunities.

Health and wellbeing
Find services to help you stay healthy and increase your wellbeing. These organisations offer alternative and complementary therapies, befriending, emotional support, and wellbeing and health promotion. Other services listed here include reablement, support services such as those for mental health service users or people with sensory impairments, end of life care and diagnostic services such as memory clinics.

Home adaptation, maintenance and repairs
Look here for services which offer, minor maintenance and repairs, home adaptations, gardening support and complex community equipment items such as stairlifts.

Living at Home
These organisations provide services which help people to stay comfortably and safely at home. Community equipment is simple aids to daily living support people to maintain their independence in mobility, toileting, bathing, cooking, dressing, reaching, eating etc. Assistive technology includes items such as pendant alarms and mobile apps. Domiciliary or personal care means help with things such as getting washed and dressed; these services are registered with the Care Quality Commission. You’ll also find organisations which offer help with cleaning. Home short breaks are services which allow carers to have a break while their loved one is cared for in their own home. Other services listed in this section include meals, befriending, floating support and support services such as those for mental health service users or people with sensory impairments and end of life care.

Services for carers
Find services for carers including training, support services including information and advice, drop-ins, and breaks both inside and outside the home.

Transport
These services will help you access travel support to assist you in getting out and about; others will link to information services about transport modes such as the tube, infrastructure such as lifts, and flagging real time issues such as non-working boarding ramps.