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Street harassment

There is no standardized definition for street harassment (yet). Our working definition (updated March 2015) is: Gender-based street harassment is unwanted comments, gestures, and actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent and is directed at them because of their actual…

Stroke

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…

Sugar and Healthier Foods Declaration

We are proud to have signed the Healthier Foods and Sugar Reduction Declaration. The initiative promotes public sector commitment to improve the availability of healthier food and to reduce the availability and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. As part of the declaration, we pledge…

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 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 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…
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