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Staying independent with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia will have a big impact on your life. You and your family may worry about how long you can care for yourself, particularly if you live alone. People with dementia can remain independent for some time, but will need support from…

Give HIV the finger - a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge.  National HIV Testing Week runs from 16 to 22 November 2019 and World Aid Day takes place on 1 December 2019.  1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV.   …

Activities for dementia

Keeping an active social life is key to helping someone with dementia feel happy and motivated. There are clubs and activities designed to help people in the same situation, which can be rewarding for both the person with dementia and their families and carers. Everyone needs…

Home environment and dementia

The way your home is designed and laid out can have a big impact on someone with dementia. Symptoms of memory loss, confusion and difficulty learning new things means that someone with dementia may forget where they are, where things are and how things work.…

Trafficking

What is trafficking? Trafficking is defined as: ‘The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power, or a position of…

Honour Based Violence

What is ‘honour’ based violence? So-called ‘honour’ based violence is a term used to describe violence committed against a woman or a girl (or sometimes men) who the family or the community feels has not followed what they believe is acceptable behaviour and has brought…

Help with childcare costs

There are a number of schemes and support available to help parents pay for the cost of childcare.

Blind or Visually Impaired Services

All children and young people who live in London Borough of Waltham Forest who are blind or visually impaired can access support from Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired (a Certificate of  Vision Impairment is not required). Click here to find out more about…

Caring for someone with dementia at home

With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home for a long time. Although having dementia can reduce a person's ability to live independently, there is a variety of support available to help them. If you care for…

Support to stop smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing and to protect those around you. It’s never too late to quit, and you will start feeling the benefits almost straight away. There are lots of ways to quit, from…
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