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Clubs, groups and community centres

There are many opportunities to get out and about in Waltham Forest. You can try our: clubs and societies interest and hobby groups day opportunities and centres libraries and museums leisure centres theatres

Community activities

Spending time outside the home helps build a healthy lifestyle. By going to different activities, you have the opportunity to meet new people, meet people in similar situations as yourself and learn new skills and hobbies. There are many opportunities to get out and about.…

Day centres and day opportunities

Day centres and day opportunities are services that you can access if you need support to join in activities, get to know your local community and to keep safe. There are a range of different options available, from support to attend a building base service,…

Education and training

As an adult, it can be tough taking the first step back into education, especially if you struggle with a long-term health problem or disability, or if you're looking after someone else. Learning something new can boost your self-esteem and help you meet new people.…


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.

Independent living and community

If you’re finding it hard to live independently as you’re getting older, or you have a health condition or a disability, then we can offer you support to either stay in your home or to find alternative accommodation. Spending time outside your home and travelling…

Local Area Coordination: helping you stay safe and independent

If you are an older person, a carer, or have a disability or mental health needs, our local area coordinators can help you to stay safe, well, resilient and independent. They do this by putting you in touch with local groups and organisations that can help…

Social prescribing in Waltham Forest

Social prescribing has been set up in Waltham Forest to help our residents become healthier, happier and connected to local activities and organisations.

Volunteering opportunities

If you're considering becoming a volunteer then there are a few options available to you. As well as doing it to give back to the community, you also should think about what you would like to gain from it yourself.
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