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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…

Equipment

If you have substantial difficulties carrying out everyday tasks, we can provide advice and may be able to provide equipment and small adaptations to help you stay independent in your home. You will need an assessment by an occupational therapist to be eligible for equipment…

Equipment and Living Aids

Waltham Forest Equipment and Living Aids online marketplace is where you can browse and purchase a range of products that can assist you in all areas of your home. The products listed have been taken from external provider's websites and listed in this section for…

Falls prevention

Falls shouldn’t be viewed as an inevitable consequence of aging, but they are more likely to occur as people get older. If you're worried about falling, you can contact the occupational therapy team for an assessment. They may be able to offer you solutions to tasks…

Fitting and maintaining equipment

How your equipment is fitted and maintained depends on the type of equipment you have.

How equipment is provided

There are two types of equipment: Complex Aids of Daily Living (CADLs), such as profiling beds and hoists, that are provided on loan if recommended by an occupational therapists or other health professional. The equipment will be delivered to your home with us retaining responsibility…

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…

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is about giving you support with particular activities to help with any physical or mental challenges that you may have. A member of the occupational therapy team will visit you at home and assess your ability to carry out everyday tasks. They will…

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.…

Telecare services (community alarm)

If you live alone and feel vulnerable, you may want to consider getting a community alarm installed. It means you can call for help if you have a fall or become ill.
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