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Transport and getting around with mobility issues

Although mobility problems make it harder to get around, transport has been getting more accessible for disabled and elderly people over the years. Find out how you can get help in the follow section in this page: Accessing public transport Getting discounts on public transport…

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…

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.

Photo exhibition of local mums and infants for Breastfeeding Week

National Breastfeeding week (1 to 7 August 2018) is to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, explain what support is available and highlight the links between good nutrition and breastfeeding. To launch the week, our infant feeding team worked with creative students from George…

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

Asperger syndrome

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person's social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be…

Pregnancy and early years

As soon as you think you’re pregnant, make an appointment to see your GP or midwife to find out about antenatal (pregnancy) care in Waltham Forest. NHS Choices has information on pregnancy, the different stages and the support you can expect. We run a Family Nurse Partnership programme to support…

Paying for your care

If you are assessed as having un-met eligible needs and you start to receive funded support from the local authority, you’ll then need a financial assessment. This will be arranged by us.

Work and disability

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed - but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job…

What is care and support?

Care and support describes the help some adults need in order to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, getting to work, cooking meals, eating, seeing…
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