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Support and advice for carers

There are many different sources of advice and support for carers in Waltham Forest.  To find out if you’re eligible for support you can first visit Carers UK for a breakdown of the eligibility criteria.

Support at home

Many people are able to stay in their own homes for most or all of their lives, if they get the correct support in the home.  This can involve help to complete everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, cooking and cleaning. Here you'll find information…

Support to stop smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing and to protect those around you. It’s never too late to quit, and you will start feeling the benefits almost straight away. There are lots of ways to quit, from…

Support with drug use

If you use drugs you could be putting your health at risk, regardless of how frequent your use is. Common illegal drugs are cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy and heroin. Common health effects are: Lung diseases including asthma Heart problems and increased risk of heart attack Serious…

Support with Resolving Differences

Dealing with service providers and large organisations can be complicated and it’s not always easy to put your point across in a way that helps others understand the difficulties you may be facing. There are independent advocacy and mediation services in Waltham Forest that can…

Supported Housing for 19 to 25 year olds

Supported housing is when you have a room or a flat and you have a package of support made available to you. This could be help with things like; your personal care accessing the community gaining employment. getting to college or work housework managing your…

Supported Internships

The following supported internships are available in the local area to start in September 2019. To find out more please contact them directly or speak to your assessment planning and review officer (APRO) to check that you are eligible.

Supported living services

You may prefer not to live in residential care, but find it difficult to cope at home. But you may, with help, be able to live independently in the community. If so, you may want to consider "supported living services" - sometimes called "floating support",…

Supporting healthy communities

The places we live, work and play have a direct link to our health and wellbeing. Supporting safe, healthy and inclusive environments is vital to ensuring residents enjoy a good quality and long life. Public health collaborates with a number of partners to influence the…

The taboo of incontinence

Incontinence is one of the last health taboos in modern society. Embarrassment stops many people from accessing the NHS services that can help them. Why is incontinence so embarrassing? Incontinence is surprisingly common. It's estimated that one in four of us will have a problem with bladder control at…
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