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Adapting your home

People who live with a long term health or physical condition can experience difficulty getting around their home or completing everyday tasks independently and safely. You may be starting to think that your home isn’t suitable for you anymore. If so, adapting it or moving…

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.…

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…

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…

Fitting and maintaining equipment

How your equipment is fitted and maintained depends on the type of equipment you have.

Housework and maintenance

A well-maintained home can help you to stay in better health and avoid accidents, whilst the garden is often a sanctuary for many people and can help with mental wellbeing. However, looking after your home, garden and doing housework can be difficult, especially if you…

How equipment is provided

There are two types of equipment: Complex Aids of Daily Living (CADLs), such as profiling beds and hoists, that are provided on loan if recommended by an occupational therapists or other health professional. The equipment will be delivered to your home with us retaining responsibility…

Keeping safe at home

Information and advice on home security, fire safety and how to stay warm this winter.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is about giving you support with particular activities to help with any physical or mental challenges that you may have. A member of the occupational therapy team will visit you at home and assess your ability to carry out everyday tasks. They will…
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