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Social prescribing in Waltham Forest

Social prescribing has been set up in Waltham Forest to help our residents become healthier, happier and connected to local activities and organisations.

Specialist, community and public transport

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Staying independent with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia will have a big impact on your life. You and your family may worry about how long you can care for yourself, particularly if you live alone. People with dementia can remain independent for some time, but will need support from…


A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…

Support and advice for carers

There are many different sources of advice and support for carers in Waltham Forest.  To find out if you’re eligible for support you can first visit Carers UK for a breakdown of the eligibility criteria.

Support at home

Many people are able to stay in their own homes for most or all of their lives, if they get the correct support in the home.  This can involve help to complete everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, cooking and cleaning. Here you'll find information…

Supported living services

You may prefer not to live in residential care, but find it difficult to cope at home. But you may, with help, be able to live independently in the community. If so, you may want to consider "supported living services" - sometimes called "floating support",…

Supporting healthy communities

The places we live, work and play have a direct link to our health and wellbeing. Supporting safe, healthy and inclusive environments is vital to ensuring residents enjoy a good quality and long life. Public health collaborates with a number of partners to influence the…

Telecare services (community alarm)

If you live alone and feel vulnerable, you may want to consider getting a community alarm installed. It means you can call for help if you have a fall or become ill.

Tips for caring for a disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging. Read on for advice and information, or click on the links below to take you to a particular area of interest:  Feeding…
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