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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…

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you.

Care and support plan

The care and support plan is to help you think about the support you need to remain as independent as possible.  Your first step is to have a needs assessment. Your care and support plan will need to meet the outcomes that are identified in…

Care and support plan agreement and reviews

Once your care and support plan is completed your health or social care professional must see the plan and agree it with you, before you can receive your personal budget. We have a duty to ensure your support arrangements will meet your assessed support needs…

Care homes

There are two types of care homes: Residential homes provide accommodation with 24 hour support for personal care, such as dressing, eating meals or taking a bath. The council runs three residential care homes and also commissions a number of others which are independently or privately run.…

Carers

You’re a carer if you regularly look after someone without payment who: is ill is disabled or frail has an addiction or mental health issues cannot manage such things as washing, cooking, eating, cleaning or getting about without your help you provide emotional or other…

Caring for someone with dementia at home

With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home for a long time. Although having dementia can reduce a person's ability to live independently, there is a variety of support available to help them. If you care for…

Coping with dementia behaviour changes

Dementia can have a big impact on a person's behaviour. It can make them feel anxious, lost, confused and frustrated. Although each person with dementia handles these feelings in their own way, certain behaviour is common in people with the disease. This includes: repeating questions…

Death and bereavement

Bereavement is a highly personal and often traumatic event. When someone close to you dies you’ll need advice and support. Practical help is available from a funeral director or from your family doctor, but there are also many agencies that can offer more guidance about…

Equipment and Living Aids

Waltham Forest Equipment and Living Aids online marketplace is where you can browse and purchase a range of products that can assist you in all areas of your home. The products listed have been taken from external provider's websites and listed in this section for…
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