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Citizens Advice Campaign – Self Employment

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Self-employment is now a mainstream career option and works well for many people, but it can be complicated, particularly when you’re first starting. Citizens Advice wants simpler and more responsive policies that give self-employed people the security to plan and balance their lives, while developing their business. But we also want to reduce “bogus” self-employment,… Read more »

News from Voluntary Action Waltham Forest

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Voluntary Action – “Our News and Events” Annual General Meeting 2015 Voluntary Action is hosting its Annual General Meeting for the year 2014-15 on the 26th of November at the Waltham Forest Resource Hub (Central), 1 Russell Road E10 7ES. We will convene for registration and refreshments between 5pm and 6pm with the meeting running… Read more »

Age UK Waltham Forest Fundraising Day

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On Saturday 3rd October, Age UK Waltham Forest will be holding a fundraising day. Location: 58 Hall Lane , Chingford E4 8EU Time: 11am-3pm To find our more, visit Age UK Waltham Forest

A few Reminders from Healthwatch of upcoming activity……

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  Healthwatch’s Patient Representative Training course starts on Saturday 26th September. We still have a few places remaining so if you are interesting in getting involved in health and social care, and having your voice heard, please see our attached leaflet for further information and sign up ASAP. If you are a local voluntary sector… Read more »

CARE HOMES AND CARE AT HOME.

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  CARE HOMES AND CARE AT HOME. You can find care homes and care at home services on the NHS website. Useful information on how to live well and deal with common childhood ailments including coughs, colds, croup and ear infections can be found on the “Live Well” section on the NHS page. Care homes… Read more »

Citizens Advice Campaign – Talk About Abuse

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Friends and family can be a “lifeline to support” for victims of domestic abuse, says Citizens Advice Waltham Forest Citizens Advice Waltham Forest is highlighting that as many as 1 in 3 people in Waltham Forest  may know someone who is suffering from domestic abuse, but that many will not know how best to help…. Read more »

Pension Awareness Day – Pension Wise

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This Pension Awareness Day, Tuesday 15th September, Waltham Forest Citizens Advice is encouraging those aged 50 and over, who have a defined contribution pension pot, in Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering to book a free Pension Wise appointment. Recent research from national Citizens Advice confirms that people aren’t thinking about their pension… Read more »

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

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  SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS Special Educational Needs (SEN) is a legal term describing the needs of a child who has a difficulty or disability which makes learning harder for them than for other children their age. You know your child better than anyone else. If you think your child may have a learning difficulty or… Read more »

Supporting discharge for patients and their relative

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    Have you been discharged from Whipps Cross in the last 6 months or do you care for someone that has? Join us in talking with the Whipps Cross discharge team about new discharge information for patients called ‘Ticket Home’. Feed in your views and help make sure the ‘ticket home’ meets the needs… Read more »

Safeguarding Children

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  What is safeguarding? It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means: Protecting children from maltreatment Preventing impairment of children’s health or development Ensuring that children are… Read more »