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Bed sores

Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores or bedsores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. They can happen to anyone, but usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for…

Benefits

Benefits are provided by the government to help people on low income who are unable to pay for basic needs.  They’re also provided for people with a long term condition or disability who have to spend extra on help.

Bladder infection

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It's a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women, and is usually more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern. Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a…

Blind or Visually Impaired Services

All children and young people who live in London Borough of Waltham Forest who are blind or visually impaired can access support from Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired (a Certificate of  Vision Impairment is not required). Click here to find out more about…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Bowel incontinence

Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. It's also sometimes known as faecal incontinence. The experience of bowel incontinence can vary from person to person. Some people feel a sudden need to go to the toilet but are unable…

Can I get free therapy or counselling?

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask your GP. They will know what's available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Lots of GP surgeries provide counselling or therapy services on the NHS. If counselling or therapy isn't…

Cancer

Be Clear on Cancer is a Department of Health (DH) campaign which aims to improve early diagnosis of certain cancers by raising awareness of symptoms and making it easier for people to discuss them with their GP. Be Clear on Cancer covers a range of cancers,…

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you.

Care and support plan

The care and support plan is to help you think about the support you need to remain as independent as possible.  Your first step is to have a needs assessment. Your care and support plan will need to meet the outcomes that are identified in…
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