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Top-up payments for Care Homes

If you choose a care home more expensive than our agreed rate then a top-up payment might be needed. The agreed rate is what we have determined to be a fair and reasonable rate for care homes in an area.  If your care needs are…

Transport and getting around with mobility issues

Although mobility problems make it harder to get around, transport has been getting more accessible for disabled and elderly people over the years. Find out how you can get help in the follow section in this page: Accessing public transport Getting discounts on public transport…

Underweight adults

Being underweight isn't good for your health. Find out what you can do if you're concerned about yourself or someone else. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired. You can check if you're underweight by using our Healthy…

Volunteering opportunities

If you're considering becoming a volunteer then there are a few options available to you. As well as doing it to give back to the community, you also should think about what you would like to gain from it yourself.

Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs. About you: are you between 6 and 18 years-old and living in Waltham…

What is abuse and neglect?

Abuse and neglect is when someone is caused harm by an individual or group.  You can tell us if you have safeguarding concerns about yourself or someone else. This harm could be physical, psychological, financial, sexual or emotional or take many other forms and can be deliberate…

What is care and support?

Care and support describes the help some adults need in order to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, getting to work, cooking meals, eating, seeing…

When someone you care for dies

Caring for someone can become a major part of your life. When that person dies, as well as being a huge loss to you personally, it can leave a space in your life that can at first be hard to fill, especially if you're feeling…

Work and disability

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed - but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job…
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