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Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for severely disabled people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care. People aged under 65 who have care needs should claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Attendance Allowance is not means-tested and it's tax-free. Attendance Allowance is awarded as…

Back pain

Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine - from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain isn't…

Become a mental health champion: join our Time to Change hub

Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to tackling negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems. Watch a short video here

Bed sores

Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores or bedsores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. They can happen to anyone, but usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for…

Benefits

Benefits are provided by the government to help people on low income who are unable to pay for basic needs.  They’re also provided for people with a long term condition or disability who have to spend extra on help.

Bladder infection

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It's a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women, and is usually more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern. Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a…

Blind or Visually Impaired Services

All children and young people who live in London Borough of Waltham Forest who are blind or visually impaired can access support from Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired (a Certificate of  Vision Impairment is not required). Click here to find out more about…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Bowel incontinence

Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. It's also sometimes known as faecal incontinence. The experience of bowel incontinence can vary from person to person. Some people feel a sudden need to go to the toilet but are unable…

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…
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