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How to prevent germs from spreading

Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces. To stop the spread of germs, focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house where germs are more likely to spread, such as the kitchen and toilet. Use either…

How to report adult safeguarding concerns

Safeguarding is aimed at anybody aged 18 or over who has care and support needs and who is unable to protect themselves from either the risk or the experience of abuse or neglect.  Local services must work together to safeguard adults in a way that…

Incontinence, urinary

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It's a common problem thought to affect millions of people. There are several types of urinary incontinence, including: stress incontinence - when urine leaks out at times when your bladder is under pressure; for example, when you…

Independent advocacy

Some people may have a lot of difficulty being involved in deciding how their care and support needs will be met. In these situations they’ll need someone appropriate who can support and represent them through the care assessment and review process.   If you have…

Independent living and community

If you’re finding it hard to live independently as you’re getting older, or you have a health condition or a disability, then we can offer you support to either stay in your home or to find alternative accommodation. Spending time outside your home and travelling…

Information, Advice and Guidance on adult care and support

Waltham Forest Council are aiming to improve information, advice and guidance offered on adult care and support. We would like your thoughts on your current experience and feedback on anything you feel would improve your experience of accessing information, advice and guidance in Waltham Forest. …

Keep your home clean

Find out how good home hygiene can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as MRSA, E. coli and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Advances in vaccination and antibiotic treatment have made people complacent about hygiene, say public health experts. This is especially true in the…

Keeping safe at home

Information and advice on home security, fire safety and how to stay warm this winter.

Local Area Coordination: helping you stay safe and independent

If you are an older person, a carer, or have a disability or mental health needs, our local area coordinators can help you to stay safe, well, resilient and independent. They do this by putting you in touch with local groups and organisations that can help…

Looking after someone with dementia

If you have dementia, or you are looking after someone who has dementia, you are likely to face many practical issues in your daily life. People with dementia can feel vulnerable as their condition progresses and they increasingly rely on other people to do things…
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