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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,…

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…

Reablement

The London Borough of Waltham Forest Reablement Service is free, short term (up to 6 weeks) personalised support in your home, as agreed with you, to maximise your ability to manage your personal and practical daily needs. The reablement service consists of specially trained reablement…

Specialist, community and public transport

For tips on how to feel and and stay safe outdoors, visit our page on safety when you're out.

Stroke

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…

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…
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