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Adapting your home

People who live with a long term health or physical condition can experience difficulty getting around their home or completing everyday tasks independently and safely. You may be starting to think that your home isn’t suitable for you anymore. If so, adapting it or moving…

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.…

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.…

Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to carers. A personal budget or…

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…

Extra care housing

Extra care housing is a type of specialised housing that provides independence and choice to adults with complex care needs. There may be various health reasons such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury, low to moderate mental health, learning disability, physical disability or other mobility…

Falls prevention

Falls shouldn’t be viewed as an inevitable consequence of aging, but they are more likely to occur as people get older. If you're worried about falling, you can contact the occupational therapy team for an assessment. They may be able to offer you solutions to tasks…
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