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Needs assessment

When deciding if an adult with care and support needs is eligible for support, we must have first completed a needs assessment. A needs assessment is a discussion between you and a professional from the council about your care and support needs. You’ll talk about…

New to care and support

Care and support describes the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any mental, physical or emotional illness or disability they may have. It includes the help given by family and friends, as well as any provided by the council or…

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. It is available to adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition.  The NHS Health Check usually takes around 20 minutes to perform and includes a range of health and lifestyle…

Night terrors

Many children experience nightmares and night terrors, but most grow out of them. They don't cause any long-term psychological harm to your child. Night terrors are very different from nightmares. A child having night terrors may scream and thrash around, and may not recognise you…

Nine medical reasons for putting on weight

Most people put on weight because they eat and drink more calories than they burn through everyday movement and body functions. But in some cases, your weight gain may be due to an underlying health condition. Here are nine medical issues that can cause weight gain. Underactive…

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Obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a relatively common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. This may lead to regularly interrupted sleep, which can have a big impact on quality of life and increases the risk of developing certain conditions. This…

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…

Parenting and family support

There may be times when parents and families need extra support to deal with the challenges of family life.   The Early Help service deals with problems that may arise at the earliest opportunity to prevent them getting worse. Support is also available to parents and…

Parenting support

Although being a parent can be very rewarding, there may be times when you need some extra support. Support is available to parents and carers in Waltham Forest through local parenting programmes and services. View all parenting courses and support services
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