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Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Alcohol and drug misuse

Alcohol is the third biggest risk factor for illness and death. The average age of death nationally for alcohol related mortality is 54.3 years old, 30 to 34 years younger than the average age of death for men and women. In Waltham Forest, there were…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Changes to sexual health

There are proposed improvements to our sexual health services as part of a London wide transformation programme which aims to minimise inefficiencies and ensure these services are better able to meet people’s needs. The council ran a consultation from the 6 September to 4 October 2016 to…

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…

Sexual health and family planning

Our sexual health and HIV services include provision of advice and services on contraception, relationships, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).   We offer free and confidential services from the following sites: Waltham Forest community clinics, GP practices and Pharmacies,   Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health…

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.

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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