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Care and support plan agreement and reviews

Once your care and support plan is completed your health or social care professional must see the plan and agree it with you, before you can receive your personal budget. We have a duty to ensure your support arrangements will meet your assessed support needs…

Care homes

There are two types of care homes: Residential homes provide accommodation with 24 hour support for personal care, such as dressing, eating meals or taking a bath. The council runs three residential care homes and also commissions a number of others which are independently or privately run.…

Carers

You’re a carer if you regularly look after someone without payment who: is ill is disabled or frail has an addiction or mental health issues cannot manage such things as washing, cooking, eating, cleaning or getting about without your help you provide emotional or other…

Caring for someone with dementia at home

With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home for a long time. Although having dementia can reduce a person's ability to live independently, there is a variety of support available to help them. If you care for…

Clubs, groups and community centres

There are many opportunities to get out and about in Waltham Forest. You can try our: clubs and societies interest and hobby groups day opportunities and centres libraries and museums leisure centres theatres

Community activities

Spending time outside the home helps build a healthy lifestyle. By going to different activities, you have the opportunity to meet new people, meet people in similar situations as yourself and learn new skills and hobbies. There are many opportunities to get out and about.…

Coping with dementia behaviour changes

Dementia can have a big impact on a person's behaviour. It can make them feel anxious, lost, confused and frustrated. Although each person with dementia handles these feelings in their own way, certain behaviour is common in people with the disease. This includes: repeating questions…

Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

Day centres and day opportunities

Day centres and day opportunities are services that you can access if you need support to join in activities, get to know your local community and to keep safe. There are a range of different options available, from support to attend a building base service,…

Death and bereavement

Bereavement is a highly personal and often traumatic event. When someone close to you dies you’ll need advice and support. Practical help is available from a funeral director or from your family doctor, but there are also many agencies that can offer more guidance about…
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