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Mini-stroke

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or "mini stroke" is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain. The disruption in blood supply results in a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause sudden symptoms similar to a stroke,…

Money Advice

If you're struggling financially or something unexpected happens, life can become stressful and overwhelming. It's important to find the right advice to help you budget, manage bills, debt and to help you plan for the future. If you're looking for support to manage your personal…

My Wellbeing Plan

Welcome to Waltham Forest's health and wellbeing planner. My Wellbeing Plan is an easy to use online tool which allows you to create a plan of action to boost your family's wellbeing and make positive changes. Your plans can be as long or short as…

Needs assessment

When deciding if an adult with care and support needs is eligible for support, we must have first completed a needs assessment. A needs assessment is a discussion between you and a professional from the council about your care and support needs. You’ll talk about…

New to care and support

Care and support describes the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any mental, physical or emotional illness or disability they may have. It includes the help given by family and friends, as well as any provided by the council or…

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is about giving you support with particular activities to help with any physical or mental challenges that you may have. A member of the occupational therapy team will visit you at home and assess your ability to carry out everyday tasks. They will…

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The three main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are: involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor)  slow movement stiff and inflexible muscles A person with Parkinson's disease can also…

Paying for your care

If you are assessed as having un-met eligible needs and you start to receive funded support from the local authority, you’ll then need a financial assessment. This will be arranged by us.

Paying for your own care and support

Many people who use care and support services will pay for all of the costs. This is known as being a "self-funder". The cost of your care will vary depending on its type, intensity, specialisation, location and duration. For example, a place in a residential…

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…
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