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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

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The three main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are: involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor)  slow movement stiff and inflexible muscles A person with Parkinson's disease can also…

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.

Paying for your own care and support

Many people who use care and support services will pay for all of the costs. This is known as being a "self-funder". The cost of your care will vary depending on its type, intensity, specialisation, location and duration. For example, a place in a residential…

Personal budgets

A personal budget is the total amount of money you’ll need to meet the costs of your care, including the amount we’ll pay and the amount you may need to pay towards it. Everyone whose eligible needs are met by the council receives a personal…

Personal care

Caring for yourself can get difficult as you get older, especially if you have a health condition or disability. Equipment is available to assist with a variety of tasks. We recommend that you seek advice from an occupational therapist before buying or using any of this equipment.…

Personal hygiene for cared-for people

Keeping yourself, or someone you are caring for, clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints and infections, and be a source of discomfort and low self-esteem. How to maintain daily hygiene To maintain daily personal hygiene, you should make sure: your…

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

It is a statutory requirement for a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) to be developed and published every three years (or earlier where significant changes have occurred) by each area covered by a Health and Wellbeing Board. The purpose of the PNA is to plan for…

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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