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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…

Current jobs and apprenticeships

Find out about current opportunities that are available where you can: volunteer get work experience do a traineeship become an apprentice attend events such as job fairs Each individual opportunity listed includes how to apply and who to contact as well as other relevent information.…

Education and training

As an adult, it can be tough taking the first step back into education, especially if you struggle with a long-term health problem or disability, or if you're looking after someone else. Learning something new can boost your self-esteem and help you meet new people.…

Education, Health and Care Pathway (EHC Plans)

In September 2014 the Children and Families Act was implemented which changed the way that children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities are assessed. Statements of special educational needs (SEN) were replaced as part of these reforms by Education, Health and…

Employment

Having a job is an essential part of most people's lives. Here you’ll find some of the organisations that offer free and impartial advice on finding a job to suit you. They can also help with any difficulties you may have.

Find out about Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the main Special Educational Needs information page on the Local Offer. Here you can find out about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how we identify children and young people with SEND and how we plan support. Most children with SEND can get…

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 using the internet

If you feel you need help to use the internet, then you’re not alone. One in nine people in the borough don’t have access to the internet, or don’t know how to use it. We think that everybody in Waltham Forest should have access to…

Learning and employment

Guidance on volunteering, education or training opportunities in the local area and help to secure employment if you have a learning difficulty or mental health problem.

Volunteering opportunities

If you're considering becoming a volunteer then there are a few options available to you. As well as doing it to give back to the community, you also should think about what you would like to gain from it yourself.
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