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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious airborne disease that is of public health concern in the UK due to a lack of awareness and stigma attached to the disease.

Underweight adults

Being underweight isn't good for your health. Find out what you can do if you're concerned about yourself or someone else. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired. You can check if you're underweight by using our Healthy…

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that can affect the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes connected to them. Anyone can get them, but they're particularly common in women. Some women experience them regularly (called recurrent UTIs). UTIs can be painful and uncomfortable, but usually pass within…

Urinary tract infection, children

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are fairly common, but not usually serious. They can be effectively treated with antibiotics. A UTI may be classed as either: an upper UTI - if it's a kidney infection or an infection of the ureters, the tubes connecting the kidneys to the…

Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG)

Violence against women and girls is both a form of discrimination and a violation of human rights. The United Nations Declaration on Elimination of Violence against Women defines violence against women as: ‘Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical,…

The Virtual School for Looked After Children

The Virtual School is a small, multi-disciplinary team working to raise the educational attainment and attendance of children and young people. We work closely with colleagues across Waltham Forest Council, social workers, schools, foster carers and other professionals, to ensure that looked after children have…

Vocational training

A vocational qualification prepares you for work and helps you to gain work experience.  It can include courses such hair and beauty, vehicle maintenance, construction, catering, and many others. You can take a vocational training course at a college, or at a school which has…

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.

Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB)

The Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) ensures that all local children's agencies within Waltham Forest work together for the safety and well-being of children and young people. Local safeguarding children boards are a statutory requirement for ensuring and monitoring the effectiveness of local agencies…

Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs. About you: are you between 6 and 18 years-old and living in Waltham…
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