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Adapting your home

People who live with a long term health or physical condition can experience difficulty getting around their home or completing everyday tasks independently and safely. You may be starting to think that your home isn’t suitable for you anymore. If so, adapting it or moving…

Adopting in Waltham Forest

If you’re aged 21 or over and can offer a child love and support in stable and nurturing home, you can apply to adopt. In Waltham Forest there are children of different ages and sibling groups from many different backgrounds who need homes.

Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Alcohol and drug misuse

Alcohol is the third biggest risk factor for illness and death and 1.2 million people are affected by drug addiction in their families Current guidance recommends that people should keep track of their intake, and not drink more than recommended amounts:  men and women are…

Alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively - more than the lower-risk limits of alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption is measured in units. A unit of alcohol is 10ml of pure alcohol, which is about: half a pint of normal-strength lager a single measure (25ml) of spirits A small glass (125ml) of wine…

Alcohol misuse and addiction

Alcohol is the third biggest risk factor for illness and death and 1.2 million people are affected by drug addiction in their families Current guidance recommends that people should keep track of their intake, and not drink more than recommended amounts: men and women are…

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

Asperger syndrome

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person's social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be…

Assistance with travel

Nearly all types of disabilities and impairments can make travelling and getting around a challenge. There are a number of support services available that can provide valuable assistance.  Find out about the most common types of support available below. Please be advised that the linked…

Back pain

Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine - from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain isn't…
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