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Education, Health and Care Pathway (EHC Plans)

In September 2014 the Children and Families Act was implemented which changed the way that children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities are assessed. Statements of special educational needs (SEN) were replaced as part of these reforms by Education, Health and…

Eight tips for healthy eating

These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates  Eat lots of fruit and veg Eat more fish - including a portion of oily fish Cut down on saturated fat and sugar…

Employment

Having a job is an essential part of most people's lives. Here you’ll find some of the organisations that offer free and impartial advice on finding a job to suit you. They can also help with any difficulties you may have.

Employment for care leavers

Employment is when you work for a company or organisation. This can be either full-time or part-time. To become employed you normally have to go through a recruitment process. This usually includes an application form and interview. Some companies may ask you to do some tests…

End of life care

End of life care supports people with advanced progressive illnesses to live as well as possible until they die, and to die with dignity.

Equipment

If you have substantial difficulties carrying out everyday tasks, we can provide advice and may be able to provide equipment and small adaptations to help you stay independent in your home. You will need an assessment by an occupational therapist to be eligible for equipment…

Equipment and Living Aids

Waltham Forest Equipment and Living Aids online marketplace is where you can browse and purchase a range of products that can assist you in all areas of your home. The products listed have been taken from external provider's websites and listed in this section for…

Exercise for depression

Being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression, and it's especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression. "Any type of exercise is useful, as long…

Exercises for back pain

The best way to deal with back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. The advice given 20 years ago was to rest, but research has shown that inactivity only makes things worse. Staying active means continuing with regular day-to-day activities to avoid becoming sedentary. Examples…

Extra care housing

Extra care housing is a type of specialised housing that provides independence and choice to adults with complex care needs. There may be various health reasons such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury, low to moderate mental health, learning disability, physical disability or other mobility…
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