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Our aims and objectives

What we stand for

In order to deliver our mission and vision we have created our strategic aims and objectives. If you want to find out more about what we do and what we have achieved, please contact us on 0141-427 4911 or email enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.

Aim 1 is to influence policy, practice and public opinion to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy.

We will do this by:

  • Working in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of people with epilepsy are included in policy development and service design
  • Identifying, agreeing and lobbying for the implementation of high standards of care for people affected by epilepsy in Scotland
  • Facilitating innovative and integrated epilepsy practices being developed and shared across Scotland
  • Raising awareness of epilepsy and related issues among target audiences
  • Creating opportunities to involve people affected by epilepsy in our own organisation and with other agencies
  • Promoting positive perspectives of epilepsy in all areas of our work and challenge indirect and direct discrimination in relation to epilepsy

Strategic Outcome: People affected by epilepsy will face reduced stigma, discrimination and injustice. They will have increased and improved access to services, enabling them to lead full and active lives.

Aim 2 is to provide consistent, high quality support services and information

We will do this by:

  • Delivering our own support services and information, evidenced as high quality
  • Creating opportunities to involve people affected by epilepsy in our own organisation and with other agencies
  • Promoting positive perspectives of epilepsy in all areas of our work and challenge indirect and direct discrimination in relation to epilepsy

Strategic Outcome: People affected by epilepsy will have access to high quality support services

Aim 3 is to sustain an effective, supportive and financially secure organisation

We will do this by:

  • Supporting everyone involved in the organisation to understand and implement our strategic aims and objectives
  • Ensure we have an up to date and vibrant operational plan
  • Ensure our organisational processes are accountable and transparent
  • Ensure Epilepsy Scotland maintains best practice in personnel, financial and administrative systems in line with national policy and current legal requirements
  • Allocate resources for training of staff and volunteers
  • Develop and maintain sound financial and administration systems
  • Having multiple income streams to sustain our activities

Strategic Outcome: Epilepsy Scotland will be a sustainable organisation delivering high quality services which meet the needs of people affected by epilepsy