Forum News

Deaths and Funerals During Coronavirus

THIFF & Tower Hamlets Council have issued updated guidance (updated 15 May 2020) Register a death Families of those who have sadly passed away will not need to visit the registry office. Please book an appointment online for a telephone death registration. If the death is due to the coronavirus, the borough’s pandemic multiagency response teams (PMART) will take […]

Advice for Ramadan 2020 by Barts NHS Trust

In 2020 the Ramadan will take place between the evening of Thursday 23 April and end on the evening of Saturday 23 May. The practice of fasting is an important part of Ramadan. This involves the complete abstinence from food, drink and smoking between sunrise and sunset over the month. It’s also a time for […]

Changes to Registering Deaths – Guidance from Tower Hamlets Council and Faith Forums For London

Registering a Death It is a legal requirement that all deaths should be registered as soon as possible but preferably within 5 days (unless the death has been reported to the coroner). Following government advice, the registry office is currently closed to the public but new legislation means that deaths can now be registered over […]

Advice for African Caribbean Faith Groups: Funerals During Coronavirus

Reverend Alan Green, Chair of THIFF, was recently interviewed by Premier Radio regarding sending out a message to local African Caribbean groups about new funeral guidance during the pandemic. Many of these smaller groups are unaware of the current government guidelines that say that funeral directors and faith leaders are advised to restrict the number […]

Council Coronavirus Hotline: For vulnerable residents

Tower Hamlets Council has set up a new phone line to support residents that have been identified as being extremely vulnerable and at the highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 caused by coronavirus. Phone line People at the highest risk of severe illness from coronavirus and extremely vulnerable residents can call the council 020 […]

Volunteering in Coronavirus Crisis: For Organisations & Individuals

Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Services (THCVS) Survey In response to the current health crisis, Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets (VCTH) and Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (THCVS) are working in partnership with LBTH to co-ordinate the local volunteering hub in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency.  They are in the process of creating a […]

End Public Worship in All Our Faith Buildings

In response to the threat of Coronavirus, everyone in Tower Hamlets is having to make changes to protect themselves and the community. For faith communities, gathering together for prayer, worship or meditation is at the heart of how we demonstrate our commitment. In the face of this virus, we ask all faith buildings in Tower […]

Together Against Faith Hate – Inter Faith Week 2019

Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum hosted an event to celebrate Inter Faith Week 2019 on Thursday 14th November at St Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of faith hate and to encourage people to sign Tower Hamlets Council’s No Place for Hate pledge – as a way for people to show that they are against all forms of hate and prejudice.

Census Rehearsal Information

Every ten years the ONS (Office for National Statistics) runs the census in England and Wales – a nationwide survey of the population and housing. The census is the only survey which provides a detailed picture of the entire population. It informs many decisions both nationally and locally on issues like diversity, and on the […]

Mental Health & Wellbeing Event 2019

Mental Health & Wellbeing Event 2019   The Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum hosted an event at St John on Bethnal Green on the afternoon of Thursday 13 June, 2019. The aim of the event was to highlight the broad range of help on offer to local residents that encounter mental health and wellbeing issues.    […]