Having a seizure can sometimes render a person unconscious, often with no warning, and as a result people with epilepsy can become anxious about accessing their local community, businesses and services for fear of collapsing in public or suffering an injury. The condition is often misunderstood and can cause a person to behave in unusual ways.

Our Epilepsy Friendly Award (EFA) recognises businesses that have made adjustments to ensure that they are as accessible to people with epilepsy and have trained their staff to respond appropriately to seizures. The award demonstrates an ability and willingness to help people with epilepsy, should they require it.

The criteria for achieving the award are simple. We can also offer training and advice to help you meet the criteria:

  • Train staff to recognise epilepsy and respond appropriately if they witness a seizure
  • Make reasonable adjustments to your working environment
  • Offer customer information on site and online to help people access your business
  • Promote awareness of epilepsy
  • Encourage customer feedback

We want to make sure that people with epilepsy can access businesses and services confidently and safely. Making your premises accessible does not mean making large or expensive changes; small inexpensive adjustments can make a world of difference to a person with epilepsy.

Click here to find out what organisations have been awarded our Epilepsy Friendly Award.

To book

If you’d like to join organisations like Specsavers Trongate, M&S Stirling and more by making your business Epilepsy Friendly then please get in touch with our training team by emailing training@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or call 0141 427 4911.