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Give for mental wellbeing

Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing. On top of this, it can also improve your mental wellbeing. Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones - such as volunteering in your local community - can give you a…

Give HIV the finger - a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge.  National HIV Testing Week runs from 16 to 22 November 2019 and World Aid Day takes place on 1 December 2019.  1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV.   …

Go Dry this January and begin to feel healthier and happier

New year, new you. Dry January is the perfect way to start the new year to look healthier, feel healthier and save money. Join millions of people in the UK and sign up today for Dry January on www.dryjanuary.org.uk or try downloading the free app Take…

Go fizzy drinks free this February

Swap sugary drinks for water, milk or sugar-free dilute juice, and pledge to #gofizzfree. Too much sugar is linked with a higher risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Cutting out fizzy drinks is a great way to reduce your sugar intake and help protect your…

GPs, Dentists and Hospitals for 0 to 4 years

There are a range of services that are available to everyone to help manage their health. These are called 'universal' services and include GPs, dentists, pharmacists, opticians and walk-in centres. Below are some useful links to help you find out more about universal health services.…

GPs, Dentists and Hospitals for 11 to 19 years

There are a range of services that are available to everyone to help manage their health. These are called “Universal” services and include GPs , Dentists, Pharmacists , Opticians and walk in Centres. Below are some useful links to help you find out more about…

GPs, Dentists and Hospitals for 19 to 25 years

There are a range of services that are available to everyone to help manage their health. These are called “Universal” services and include GPs , Dentists, Pharmacists , Opticians and walk in Centres. Below are some useful links to help you find out more about…

GPs, Dentists and Hospitals for 5 to 11 years

There are a range of services that are available to everyone to help manage their health. These are called “Universal” services and include GPs , Dentists, Pharmacists , Opticians and walk in Centres. Below are some useful links to help you find out more about…

Grants for students

There are a number of schemes offering financial help to students in further education. The Council administers two Education Charity Trusts for Waltham Forest students attending University or higher education.

Guidance for parents on the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Children and young people come to the attention of Waltham Forest children’s services for a number of reasons: Concerns may be raised about a child who is at risk of abuse, neglect, involved in gang behaviour or at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and…
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