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Personal budgets

A personal budget is the total amount of money you’ll need to meet the costs of your care, including the amount we’ll pay and the amount you may need to pay towards it. Everyone whose eligible needs are met by the council receives a personal…

Personal care

Caring for yourself can get difficult as you get older, especially if you have a health condition or disability. Equipment is available to assist with a variety of tasks. We recommend that you seek advice from an occupational therapist before buying or using any of this equipment.…

Personal hygiene for cared-for people

Keeping yourself, or someone you are caring for, clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints and infections, and be a source of discomfort and low self-esteem. How to maintain daily hygiene To maintain daily personal hygiene, you should make sure: your…

Photo exhibition of local mums and infants for Breastfeeding Week

National Breastfeeding week (1 to 7 August 2018) is to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, explain what support is available and highlight the links between good nutrition and breastfeeding. To launch the week, our infant feeding team worked with creative students from George…

Planning for future childcare demand

Help us plan the type of childcare places we will need in the future and where in the borough they should be. Background As more families choose to live in Waltham Forest’s the demand for childcare places is growing.We know that having access to good…

Planning for your future care needs

There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled. This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life-changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort…

Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It's a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common.…

Power of attorney, deputyship and appointeeship

For some people there comes a time when you can no longer make decisions about your finances, care or other personal matters. In this situation, you can if you have the mental capacity to do so, appoint someone to look after your affairs called a power…

Pregnancy and early years

As soon as you think you’re pregnant, make an appointment to see your GP or midwife to find out about antenatal (pregnancy) care in Waltham Forest. NHS Choices has information on pregnancy, the different stages and the support you can expect. We run a Family Nurse Partnership programme to support…
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