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Personal care

Caring for yourself can get difficult as you get older, especially if you have a health condition or disability. Equipment is available to assist with a variety of tasks. We recommend that you seek advice from an occupational therapist before buying or using any of this equipment.…

Personal hygiene for cared-for people

Keeping yourself, or someone you are caring for, clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints and infections, and be a source of discomfort and low self-esteem. How to maintain daily hygiene To maintain daily personal hygiene, you should make sure: your…

Reablement

The London Borough of Waltham Forest Reablement Service is free, short term (up to 6 weeks) personalised support in your home, as agreed with you, to maximise your ability to manage your personal and practical daily needs. The reablement service consists of specially trained reablement…

Safeguarding Adults

Adult safeguarding supports people over the age of 18 to protect them from abuse.  Here you will find information on how to tell us you need help.  We can help if you’re unable to protect yourself and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse.…

Safety when you're out

The following tips will help you to feel and stay safe.

Shared Lives

Shared Lives helps adults who need support to share in family and community life. This can be for a range of different care needs, including someone with a learning disability, an older person, and someone with a physical or sensory disability.  Support ranges from personal care…

Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing may suit you if you’re looking for housing with some support. If so, you can visit the directory of sheltered and retirement schemes in the UK.  If you want to rent sheltered housing in Waltham Forest, there are a number of schemes you…

Shopping for food

Everyone's unique and has different reasons why shopping for food may be difficult. It could be that you’re unable to drive, can't carry your shopping bags, get tired walking or can't see the food labels because you’re visually impaired. Here are some options to help…

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.
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