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Benefits are provided by the government to help people on low income who are unable to pay for basic needs.  They’re also provided for people with a long term condition or disability who have to spend extra on help.

Financial advice

Managing your finances can be tough, especially when money is tight.  Here you'll find advice about what to do now and how to plan ahead. 

Grants for students

There are a number of schemes offering financial help to students in further education. The Council administers two Education Charity Trusts for Waltham Forest students attending University or higher education.

Help with childcare costs

There are a number of schemes and support available to help parents pay for the cost of childcare.


If you're struggling financially or something unexpected happens, life can become stressful and overwhelming. It's important to find the right advice to help you budget, manage bills and debt, and to help you plan for the future.

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…

Power of attorney, deputyship and appointeeship

For some people there comes a time when you can no longer make decisions about your finances, care or other personal matters. In this situation, you can if you have the mental capacity to do so, appoint someone to look after your affairs called a power…
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