Being a carer
If you are a carer, someone who is looking after family, partners or friends who need support because they are ill, disabled or frail, you may be entitled to help.
Click on the link below which best fits what help you might need.
- Emotional support and advice
- Short breaks and respite care
- Help in a crisis
- Adapting your home
- Looking for work
- Your health and wellbeing
Waltham Forest Council have developed a five year carers strategy.
Download the Joint Waltham Forest Carers Strategy 2010/15 (434KB PDF file)
Waltham Forest Carers Association
Waltham Forest Carers Association provides benefits advice, support, advocacy, information and short breaks to carers.
Help getting repairs, adaptations and home improvements made to where you live.
There are many carers’ support groups in Waltham Forest offering support and advice.
Help in a crisis.
Finding employment that suits you and your circumstances is not always easy. There are a number of groups in Waltham Forest that can help.
As a carer, you and the person you are caring for may be entitled to respite care.
The Specialist Children’s Service provides support to disabled children, children with health needs, and their parents and carers.