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Network Educate Work together

Added: 28 July 2011, 14:45

Network Educate Work together

Organisations supporting people in the Helensburgh area are giving out more information on local services. Lead agency Epilepsy Scotland expects scores to attend a Network, Educate, Work Together open event on Wednesday 18 May from 12.30-3pm in the United Reform Church, West Princes Street.

At least 115 people in the town have epilepsy and this partnership event allows them, their families and carers to come along and find out what help is available. The afternoon event is being held in National Epilepsy Week (15-21 May) and its key theme is information and how it empowers people to make choices.

Epilepsy Scotland staff will share details about their range of services including one to one support, a freephone helpline, website, information, leaflets, training and an outreach service. Other organisations taking part in the open event include Argyll Community Housing Association, Alzheimers Scotland, Womens Aid and Argyll Voluntary Action.

Services Manager Debbie MacKinnon is encouraging people to take part and share their views. She said: “People tell us how hard it is to cope with a diagnosis of epilepsy. Often individuals rarely know anyone else with the same condition. We want to hear about the kind of help you think is needed in this area. And also link you with other kinds of local support.

“Whether you are an employer, a health or social care worker, or someone affected by disability or epilepsy, here's your chance to find out more about the services available in your local area!”