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Epilepsy and Occupational Health

Epilepsy and Occupational Health

Read our chief executive Lesslie Young's latest blog:

"Feeling valued, having a purpose in life and a reason to get up every morning is important for everyone. Consistent employment helps to achieve all of those aims.
 

For anyone who is living with epilepsy and trying to gain employment, the challenges in their daily life combined with those encountered or anticipated in the work place may seem insurmountable. 

Equally, Read More »

Latest Newsletter

Latest Newsletter

Hot off the press!  Here's the spring edition of our newsletter The Bridge.  Get the latest on fundraising events such as our Kiltwalk 2019, find out about Purple Day 2019, meet our members of staff who have recently joined Epilepsy Scotland and much more ...

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Christmas Card Competition

Christmas Card Competition

Christmas is nearly here, and we are launching our Christmas card competition!  We have two categories; under 12s and 12 and over.  The designs can be festive, tie in with the Epilepsy Scotland logo and colours or be a creative expression of epilepsy. 

We would love it if you could include a small paragraph about your design and what your inspiration or story is behind your design.  All designs must be A6 150mm x 150mm.

A winner f Read More »

Travel Insurance made easy

Travel Insurance made easy

Planning your holidays for this year?  Don't forget to get travel insurance to cover you for your epilepsy.   It can be trickier getting insurance if you have a pre existing medical condition like epilepsy, and premiums inevitably will be higher.  To help you with searching for appropriate travel insurance we have teamed up with Medical Travel Compared - a travel insurance comparison site with a difference.  Medical Travel Compared specialise i Read More »

Great News about our Wellbeing Service

Great News about our Wellbeing Service

We are delighted to announce that we received funding for our Wellbeing Service for a further 3 years from the Big Lottery Fund.  Our wellbeing project which we piloted this year has been really successful and included one to one tailored support from our wellbeing officers, professional counselling sessions, and relaxation/breathing classes. Have a look at what the current project has been offering Read More »

Our new welfare benefits service

Our new welfare benefits service

Turned down for your PIP application? Need help with an appeal?  You can now contact our welfare rights officer, Frances Brown, who is based in our Glasgow office, for information and support with new applications, reconsiderations and appeals on 0141 4274911.  This service is in high demand, and if you need help with your benefits application, don't delay contacting us.  If we cannot offer you an appointment to meet your deadlines, we may need to refer Read More »

Donate to Win

Donate to Win

 Donate to Win

We are delighted to be part of this fantastic new initiative in conjunction with The Clutha Trust and Spirit Aid!  

Our supporters can sign up and donate just £1 per month to be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes and support some great causes. 

Find out more, and sign up, here: http://www.donatetowin.co.uk/ 

 

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Specsavers receive Epilepsy Friendly Award

Specsavers receive Epilepsy Friendly Award

We are delighted to announce that Specsavers Glasgow Trongate were awarded the Epilepsy Friendly Award in Spring 2017.

Here's what they had to say: "Specsavers Glasgow Trongate are very proud to have been awarded with the Epilepsy Friendly Award for their store.  Nicola and the team at Epilepsy Scotland have been very supportive in helping us to achieve this award by offering training on epilepsy for our staff, this allowed us to understand the condit Read More »

Calling all parents in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Calling all parents in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Are you looking for a support group in Edinburgh, or Glasgow? We want to restart our support group in Edinburgh, and if there is enough interest will consider starting up a similar group in Glasgow.  The groups will be run by Michael Adair, our epilepsy social worker who has been supporting families affected by epilepsy for many years.  If you are looking for a supportive and safe environment to talk to other parents and share experiences, get in touch.  The Read More »

Epilepsy Wellbeing Service

Epilepsy Wellbeing Service

Epilepsy Scotland is proud to announce a new Glasgow based service aimed at helping people with epilepsy live life to its fullest potential.  Research suggests that long term stress can make seizures worse for up to 85% of people with epilepsy.  Our aim is to give you the skill and support you need to move forward.  

 

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A new Scottish Social Security System? Your chance to give us your views

A new Scottish Social Security System? Your chance to give us your views

This consultation has now closed

The Scottish Government is seeking views on what a new Scottish Social Security system should look like.  We think it’s really important that the voice of people with epilepsy is heard in this process. So, if you have epilepsy, or are the carer of someone with epilepsy, and have had experience of claiming disability-related benefits such as PIP, DLA and Carers Allowance we want to hear from you.  The survey is shor Read More »

New Patron for Epilepsy Scotland

New Patron for Epilepsy Scotland

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Patron, Laura Gordon.  

Laura has been a valued supporter of Epilepsy Scotland for a number of years and has taken on this role to formalise her support.  As Patron, Laura will champion Epilepsy Scotland and the work that we do. You will see Laura at many of our events working alongside our team to raise awareness of epilepsy and Epilepsy Scotland. 

On her new role Laura said, &ldqu Read More »

Driving and seizures

Driving and seizures

 In light of recent media interest in court cases involving seizures and driving, take a look at the following information which summarises current regulations:

Epilepsy Scotland statement on seizures while driving:

Blackouts while driving may happen for a variety of reasons including a heart attack, a sudden change in blood pressure levels, hypoglycaemia, stroke or seizure.   Seizures can happen at any age and often without warni Read More »