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Carers

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…

30 hours of free childcare for working parents

All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education and childcare a year. This is usually offered as 15 hours per week for up to 38 weeks a year and is known as the…

Your tenancy

This section is about the financial support to help you start your own tenancy after you leave care. There’s also information and advice on how to plan for buying your own food and keeping your place clean and tidy once you’ve left care and are…

Caring for children with complex needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

Self-employment

To become self-employed you need to have a good business idea and a business plan. You may also need to have the finances to set up your business. There are lots to think about being self-employed. You'll need to decide what type of company you…

Special guardianship

Special guardianship is a court order which allows parental control over a child by individuals other than the parent. They are usually made to members of the extended birth family or other significant people, such as a child’s long term foster carer. A special guardianship…

Home to school travel assistance

Dear Parents,If your child has been allocated a bus place to travel to and from school from September 2019, please note the specific information regarding your assigned route number, collection times and locations will be sent to you by CT Plus on week commencing 19th…

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…

Help with childcare costs

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

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…
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