Rehabilitation Service – Community and Inpatient Services (Waltham Forest adult community health service)

Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Services has two components, Community Services and Inpatient Services, now part of the Waltham Forest adult community health service, offering services in the most appropriate place either in your own home or within an in-patient facility.

Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Service – Community Services provides a range of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services:

  • To support patients of Waltham Forest, aged 18 or over.
  • Patients who have undergone a recent change in clinical condition, mobility or functionality.
  • Patients whose medical needs could not be met by their own GP or other Health professional in the Community.
  • Patients whose clinical conditions are safe, and have suitable environment for care at home.

This service can be described as a 'bridge' between hospital and home. It is a service that aims to help people regain the best possible level of independence following a recent deterioration in function. It can be seen as aiding recovery following hospitalisation or to avoid hospital admissions.  

Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Service – Inpatient Services unit includes 32 rehabilitation beds for residents:

  • Patients who live in Waltham Forest aged 18 and over.
  • Patients those are medically fit for transfer.
  • Patients who have agreed transfer to a rehabilitation bed.
  • Patients who would benefit from a short period of rehabilitation and need 24 hour support by nursing/car staff.

The aim is to provide short term inpatient rehabilitation services for those who are medically well enough to leave hospital and receive care in a nurse and therapy led unit.  The team will meet individual needs in a timely and appropriate way, within a community bed setting.

On discharge from the Unit, patients will be expected to return to their usual place of residence.

Patient information

Contact the Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Services – Community Team

Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Services
Whipps Cross
E11 1NR

Tel: 0300 300 1710
Opening times: 8am to 9pm – 7 days a week

Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Services – Inpatient Services

Waltham Forest Rehabilitation Services
3 Friars Close
E4 6UW

Tel: 0300 300 1776
Visiting hours: 10.30am to 7pm – 7 days a week

Protected meal times:

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Supper


Referrals accepted from GP’s and other Clinical professionals.

For referrals to our adult community health services, click on the form to the right of this page.