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Independent living and community

If you’re finding it hard to live independently as you’re getting older, or you have a health condition or a disability, then we can offer you support to either stay in your home or to find alternative accommodation. Spending time outside your home and travelling…

Information for professionals

Information and guidance for professionals and those working with children, young people and families to support them in their role to safeguard children. Includes making a referral to the MASH team, Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) and information sharing.

Information sharing advice for professionals

All professionals who work with children and young people, parents and carers should know how and when to share information. This includes sharing data about adults if it is about safeguarding a child. All information sharing must meet the Data Protection Act 1998. Caldicott principles…

Information, Advice and Guidance on adult care and support

Waltham Forest Council are aiming to improve information, advice and guidance offered on adult care and support. We would like your thoughts on your current experience and feedback on anything you feel would improve your experience of accessing information, advice and guidance in Waltham Forest. …

Involving young people

Waltham Forest Council works with young people from the Young Advisors charity and the Youth Independent Advisory Group to involve its young residents in local decision making and improving services.

Keep your home clean

Find out how good home hygiene can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as MRSA, E. coli and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Advances in vaccination and antibiotic treatment have made people complacent about hygiene, say public health experts. This is especially true in the…

Keeping children safe

Patterns of family life vary and there is no single, perfect way to bring up children. Good parenting involves caring for children’s basic needs which includes: keeping them safe showing them warmth and love providing the stimulation needed for their development and to help them…

Keeping safe as a child/young person

As a young person, you have the right to be safe at all times, in all environments, whether that’s at home, school, on the street, or online. You have the right to grow up safe and free from the threat of being hurt – physically…

Keeping safe at home

Information and advice on home security, fire safety and how to stay warm this winter.

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.
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