Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Children and Young People's Directory
For a range of local family support
networks, health providers and social
activities in Waltham Forest.

Breastfeeding Support
There are infant feeding support groups
and breastfeeding cafes throughout
Waltham Forest.
Call the Infant Feeding
helpline during office hours
020 8496 5222,
ask your midwife,
health visitor or Children & Family
Centre or download an up to date list
of support groups from
(search ‘infant feeding’)

Health visitors and school nurses
The Healthy Child Programme 0-19
has a new single point of access (SPA).
0300 3001970

Children & Family Centres
If you need social support, job centre
advice, food bank or baby bank, pop
into your local Children & Family Centre
- they provide you with support or point
you in the right direction of local
services to help you. To find your local
Children & Family Centre, go to
(search ‘Children & Family Centre’)

Child Health Clinics
Ask your GP or contact one of the
clinics below to find out about drop-in
baby clinics. You can also pick up your
free Healthy Start vitamin drops for
your baby at the following sites.

Chingford Health Centre
109 York Road, Chingford E4 8LF.
020 8430 8010

Comley Bank Clinic
46 Ravenswood Road, Walthamstow
E17 9LY.
020 8430 7171

Forest Rd Medical Centre
354-358 Forest Rd, Walthamstow
E17 5JG.
020 8430 7710

Langthorne Health Centre
13 Langthorne Rd, Leytonstone
E11 4HX.
020 8430 7510

Leyton Green Health Clinic
Leyton Green Rd, Leyton E10 6BL.
020 8539 8646

Parenting support
For more information, ask at your local
Children & Family Centre or contact the
Early Intervention & Prevention Service
to register.
020 8496 3000

Healthwatch Waltham Forest
To make sure your views on local
health and social care are heard.
020 3078 9990

Free Two Year Old Education

All 3 and 4 year olds and some two-year-olds in Waltham Forest can get up to 30 hours a week of free early education and childcare. Your child will get to make new friends, try different activities, learn through play and have fun. To find out if you are eligible and to apply, visit freechildcare

Allergy UK
01322 619 898

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
0300 330 5453

Asthma UK
0300 222 5800

Baby LifeCheck

Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828

08451 228 669

Dental Helpline
01788 539780

Diabetes UK
0345 123 2399

Family Lives
0808 800 2222

Healthy Start
0345 607 6823

La Leche League GB
0845 120 2918 available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Lullaby Trust
0808 802 6869

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388

National Breastfeeding Network Helpline
0300 100 0212, 9.30am-9.30pm

National Childbirth Trust
0300 330 0700 8am-10pm, 7 days a week

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

Parenting advice and information.

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life)

Start4Life Healthy tips

National At-home Dad Network
Dad’s views, chat, news and support.

To find an NHS dentist
Call NHS 111 or visit

Call 0300 123 1044 or visit

NHS 111

If you think you need help urgently during the day or night you should call NHS 111 before you go to any other health service. By calling NHS 111 you will be directed straight away to the local service that can help you best. It is free to call, including from a mobile, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When should I call NHS 111?

  • When you need help fast but it’s not life threatening.

  • When you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.

  • When it’s outside of your GP’s surgery hours.

  • When you do not know who to call for medical help.

  • If you do not have a local GP to call.

Call 999 in an emergency