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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…


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.

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you.

Care homes

There are two types of care homes: Residential homes provide accommodation with 24 hour support for personal care, such as dressing, eating meals or taking a bath. The council runs three residential care homes and also commissions a number of others which are independently or privately run.…


You’re a carer if you regularly look after someone without payment who: is ill is disabled or frail has an addiction or mental health issues cannot manage such things as washing, cooking, eating, cleaning or getting about without your help you provide emotional or other…

Clubs, groups and community centres

There are many opportunities to get out and about in Waltham Forest. You can try our: clubs and societies interest and hobby groups day opportunities and centres libraries and museums leisure centres theatres

Community activities

Spending time outside the home helps build a healthy lifestyle. By going to different activities, you have the opportunity to meet new people, meet people in similar situations as yourself and learn new skills and hobbies. There are many opportunities to get out and about.…

Day centres and day opportunities

Day centres and day opportunities are services that you can access if you need support to join in activities, get to know your local community and to keep safe. There are a range of different options available, from support to attend a building base service,…

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.…


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.
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