Care Act Bulletin

From Waltham Forest Council, the third in their series of newsletters aimed to help keep you up to date with the Care Act- the biggest change to adult social care law for 60 years. asc_newsletter_november_edition_issue_3.pdf_version_3

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CQC inspectors publish ratings on two Waltham Forest adult social care services

The Care Quality Commission recently published a further 24 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across London, including Highcroft Care Home and ELMS in Waltham Forest.   Following recent inspections,…

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Health & Wellbeing Case Studies Wanted

Residents are invited to write, audio record or film a case study and send it in to Healthwatch Waltham Forest. All people that submit a case study will be entered into a prize draw; 1st…

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An Alternative Guide to Mental Health Care In England

The King’s Fund recently launched ‘An alternative guide to mental health care in England’. This short animated video below is designed to help people understand mental health services in England and how they integrate with…

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Job Vacancy at Waltham Forest Carers Association

Waltham Forest Carers Association (WFCA) are recruiting for an Information and Communications Officer, to implement and develop WFCA’s print, online and face-to-face communications strategy. The closing date for applications is 9am, Thursday 15 October 2015…

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What you need to know about seasonal influenza (flu)

What is flu? Flu is caused by a virus and occurs every year, usually in the winter months, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is highly infectious with symptoms that come…

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Dementia Friendly Signage & Environment Guidance

Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia friendly signage (DFS) has been developed as part of the Society’s commitment to promoting dementia friendly environments and communities. Initially developed by the Legacy & Recognition Giving Team to be used at…

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Healthwatch Waltham Forest Small Grant – Apply now!

Would you like to get to know your service users better? Do you need to review what health and social care priority areas and services are important to your community? Do you need to reinvigorate…

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Interested in getting involved in health and social care?

Healthwatch Waltham Forest and Patient and Public Involvement Solutions are holding a series of interactive training workshops for patient/service user representatives. The purpose of the training is to support the learning and development of NEW patient representatives, and those…

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Waltham Forest GPs urge people over 70s to get free shingles vaccine

GPs from NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging people who are 70, 78 and 79 years of age to take up the offer of a free shingles vaccine. New data released by…

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