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Sexual Violence

What is sexual violence? Sexual violence is any sexual contact that is unwanted or against someone’s will. It includes all forms of sexual acts including rape, sexual assault, sexual touching, sexual harassment, sexting or threats of sexual violence. Sexual violence means any touching that you…

Shared Lives

Shared Lives helps adults who need support to share in family and community life. This can be for a range of different care needs, including someone with a learning disability, an older person, and someone with a physical or sensory disability.  Support ranges from personal care…

Shared Lives for 19 to 25 year olds

Shared Lives is a housing scheme which helps young adults who want to share in family and community life. People can access Shared Lives if they have a learning disability, are a care leaver, or have a physical or sensory disability.  Shared Lives is usually…

Shared Ownership for 19 to 25 years

What is Shared Ownership? Shared Ownership is a Help to Buy scheme,  where you part-own and part-rent the property.  This type of accommodation is really useful for people who can maintain staying in their own property for a long time and who are able to do minor repairs such…

Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing may suit you if you’re looking for housing with some support. If so, you can visit the directory of sheltered and retirement schemes in the UK.  If you want to rent sheltered housing in Waltham Forest, there are a number of schemes you…

Shopping for food

Everyone's unique and has different reasons why shopping for food may be difficult. It could be that you’re unable to drive, can't carry your shopping bags, get tired walking or can't see the food labels because you’re visually impaired. Here are some options to help…

Short break services for disabled children and young people

Short breaks provide a chance for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their carers, try out new things, have fun and make new friends. They can also provide families with a chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities and to…

Should you lose weight fast?

When you're trying to lose weight, it's tempting to want results as fast as possible. But losing weight fast is unlikely to help you keep the weight off - and it also comes with health risks. If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably keen to see, and feel,…

Sign up for weight loss email support

Sign up for 12 weekly emails to support you as you progress through the NHS Choices weight loss plan. Our weight loss plan consists of 12 weekly weight loss packs full of diet, healthy eating and physical activity advice.  Each email contains a link to the relevant weekly weight…

Sixth form schools and colleges

School sixth forms and sixth form colleges offer both vocational and academic qualifications. The qualifications enable you to apply to study at university. You can study A levels, AS levels and BTEC qualifications or Access to University courses. In Waltham Forest, we have a range of school…
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