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Can I get free therapy or counselling?

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask your GP. They will know what's available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Lots of GP surgeries provide counselling or therapy services on the NHS. If counselling or therapy isn't…

Cancer

Be Clear on Cancer is a Department of Health (DH) campaign which aims to improve early diagnosis of certain cancers by raising awareness of symptoms and making it easier for people to discuss them with their GP. Be Clear on Cancer covers a range of cancers,…

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you.

Care and support plan

The care and support plan is to help you think about the support you need to remain as independent as possible.  Your first step is to have a needs assessment. Your care and support plan will need to meet the outcomes that are identified in…

Care and support plan agreement and reviews

Once your care and support plan is completed your health or social care professional must see the plan and agree it with you, before you can receive your personal budget. We have a duty to ensure your support arrangements will meet your assessed support needs…

Care homes

There are two types of care homes: Residential homes provide accommodation with 24 hour support for personal care, such as dressing, eating meals or taking a bath. The council runs three residential care homes and also commissions a number of others which are independently or privately run.…

Care Leaver's Offer

The Care Leaver's Offer is a guide to all the services for young people in Waltham Forest aged 16 to 24 who may be leaving care.

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…

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…

Caring for someone with dementia at home

With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home for a long time. Although having dementia can reduce a person's ability to live independently, there is a variety of support available to help them. If you care for…
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