Epilesy Connections (Ayrshire & Arran Fieldwork Services)


Epilepsy affects 1 in 103 people in Scotland. With accurate diagnosis and the right treatment the majority of people achieve seizure control, but managing epilepsy is not just about taking medication; it’s also about coming to terms with a condition that can affect education, work, driving, and lifestyle choices. Most people with epilepsy will need information and support at some point to live as well as they can with what can be a challenging condition.

Epilepsy Connections is pleased to announce the introduction of a community-based information and support service available to people of all ages with epilepsy and their families and carers throughout the NHS Ayrshire & Arran area.

The epilepsy fieldworker, Jim Thompson, will provide:

• Information about epilepsy and related issues e.g. first aid for seizures, advice on safety at home, school and work, travel, transport, help with benefits.

• Support in living with epilepsy, including liaison with education, social work and housing agencies and employers.

• Living Well with Epilepsy, an epilepsy self-management programme.

• User-friendly information leaflets, including basic epilepsy information in Urdu, Punjabi and Polish.

• Signposting to other relevant sources of support.

The service is free of charge and operates an open referral system. He will also offer Epilepsy Awareness and Memory Workshops.

For more information call for more information please call Jim Thompson on 07585570466 or e mail jthompson@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

Activity Information

  • Venue: Ayrshire Central Hopsital
  • Price: Free
  • Price Includes: Consultation with Epilepsy Specialist Nurse
  • Advanced Booking Required: Yes
  • Age Range: All Ages
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair Access
  • Transport Info:
  • Joining / Referral Method: Self Referral

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