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Smoking, alcohol and drugs

Smoking, alcohol and drugs can put your health at risk regardless of how often you take them. You are up to four times more likely to quit smoking if you have support and our Stop Smoking Service has been set up to give you that. If you…

Snoring

Snoring is where a person makes a snorting or rattling noise when they breathe during sleep. The noise comes from the soft palate and tissue in the mouth, nose or throat vibrating. Some people snore infrequently and the sound they make isn't particularly loud, while others may snore…

Social prescribing in Waltham Forest

Social prescribing has been set up in Waltham Forest to help our residents become healthier, happier and connected to local activities and organisations.

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.

Stay 2 Play: free sessions for two-year-olds

Bring your child to a free Stay 2 Play session and join in the fun yourself. Each two-hour session supports your child’s learning through playing with other children alongside their parents or carers. A range of stimulating activities are available at the sessions allowing your…

Staying independent with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia will have a big impact on your life. You and your family may worry about how long you can care for yourself, particularly if you live alone. People with dementia can remain independent for some time, but will need support from…

Stoptober 2018

Stoptober is back with a quit that’s right for you! The council is backing Stoptober and calling on our residents to take part in the 28-day Stoptober challenge to quit smoking for 28 days this October. The best way to quit is with expert help…

Strategic Partnership Boards

The Strategic Partnership Unit spans across the four strategic partnership boards to help them work together and improve outcomes for residents.  The four partnership boards are: Health and Wellbeing Board Safeguarding Adults Board SafetyNet – our Community Safety Partnership Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board The…

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.…

Sugar and Healthier Foods Declaration

We are proud to have signed the Healthier Foods and Sugar Reduction Declaration. The initiative promotes public sector commitment to improve the availability of healthier food and to reduce the availability and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. As part of the declaration, we pledge…
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