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Incontinence, urinary

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It's a common problem thought to affect millions of people. There are several types of urinary incontinence, including: stress incontinence - when urine leaks out at times when your bladder is under pressure; for example, when you…

Independent advocacy

Some people may have a lot of difficulty being involved in deciding how their care and support needs will be met. In these situations they’ll need someone appropriate who can support and represent them through the care assessment and review process.   If you have…

Independent living and community

If you’re finding it hard to live independently as you’re getting older, or you have a health condition or a disability, then we can offer you support to either stay in your home or to find alternative accommodation. Spending time outside your home and travelling…

Information for professionals

Information and guidance for professionals and those working with children, young people and families to support them in their role to safeguard children. Includes making a referral to the MASH team, Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) and information sharing.

Information sharing advice for professionals

All professionals who work with children and young people, parents and carers should know how and when to share information. This includes sharing data about adults if it is about safeguarding a child. All information sharing must meet the Data Protection Act 1998. Caldicott principles…

Involving young people

Waltham Forest Council works with young people from the Young Advisors charity and the Youth Independent Advisory Group to involve its young residents in local decision making and improving services.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. It is a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning to develop evidence based priorities for commissioning. It is jointly produced by the council…

Keep your home clean

Find out how good home hygiene can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as MRSA, E. coli and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Advances in vaccination and antibiotic treatment have made people complacent about hygiene, say public health experts. This is especially true in the…

Keeping children safe

Patterns of family life vary and there is no single, perfect way to bring up children. Good parenting involves caring for children’s basic needs which includes: keeping them safe showing them warmth and love providing the stimulation needed for their development and to help them…

Keeping safe as a child/young person

As a young person, you have the right to be safe at all times, in all environments, whether that’s at home, school, on the street, or online. You have the right to grow up safe and free from the threat of being hurt – physically…
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