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Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

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,…

Equipment

If you have substantial difficulties carrying out everyday tasks, we can provide advice and may be able to provide equipment and small adaptations to help you stay independent in your home. You will need an assessment by an occupational therapist to be eligible for equipment…

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…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at…

How to report adult safeguarding concerns

Safeguarding is aimed at anybody aged 18 or over who has care and support needs and who is unable to protect themselves from either the risk or the experience of abuse or neglect.  Local services must work together to safeguard adults in a way that…

Independent advocacy

Some people may have a lot of difficulty being involved in deciding how their care and support needs will be met. In these situations they’ll need someone appropriate who can support and represent them through the care assessment and review process.   If you have…

Keeping safe at home

Information and advice on home security, fire safety and how to stay warm this winter.

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…

Mini-stroke

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or "mini stroke" is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain. The disruption in blood supply results in a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause sudden symptoms similar to a stroke,…
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