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Epilepsy Action Charity In Leeds England

Epilepsy Action

 Leeds     England

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk     << Visit Website

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Epilepsy Action Charity Profile

Our vision: To live in a society where everyone understands epilepsy and where attitudes towards the condition are based on fact not fiction.

Our mission: To take action to meet the identified needs and aspirations of all people with epilepsy and those with an interest in the condition.

Our aims
Raise and maintain awareness about epilepsy and about Epilepsy Actionís work.
Educate people about the facts about epilepsy and improve their understanding of the condition.
Bring about permanent change for the social and medical benefit of people with epilepsy.
Provide advice and information about epilepsy that is relevant to peoplesí needs and that is accessible in terms of location, availability and cost.
Promote all types of research into epilepsy and undertake non-laboratory social and medical research into epilepsy.
Maximise Epilepsy Actionís resources by developing its fundraising activities and income consistent with its immediate and long term financial needs and using its resources effectively and efficiently.
Engage with the Education, Healthcare and Social Care sectors to ensure that epilepsy is fully understood and the needs of people with epilepsy are supported.

Epilepsy Action Volunteer Information

Our Volunteers are trained to provide basic advice and information services in their own free time.

They are based throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland and have knowledge of a range of epilepsy related topics.

Our volunteers provide their advice and information services in the following ways:

They give presentations to local groups.

They distribute epilepsy information materials to local services at request.

The Accredited volunteers also try to help with any other epilepsy related issue not included in the bulleted list above. Where they cannot help directly, they will do their best to provide contact details of another service or organisation better able to help with the query. In doing this, the Accredited volunteers are not making a recommendation.

Our Accredited volunteers provide confidential advice and information to anyone living with epilepsy but will not tell them what to do. They can give general medical information but cannot offer a medical diagnosis or suggest treatment. They can give general information on legal and welfare benefit issues specifically related to epilepsy. They cannot take up peopleís cases on their behalf.

The service provided by Accredited volunteers is not a substitute for the medical advice of GPs, nurses or any other health care professional. For anyone concerned about health related matters they should consult their own nurse/doctor for specific medical advice.

For anyone needing legal advice they should see a solicitor or contact their Citizen Advice Bureau, as the Accredited volunteers are not trained to deal with such matters.

Our Accredited volunteers receive ongoing supervision and are trained annually on a range of epilepsy related issues and Epilepsy Actionís volunteer policies and procedures. The training is provided by Epilepsy Actionís advice and information services officers and conference and volunteer co-ordinator and, where available, local epilepsy specialist nurses.

The Accredited volunteers are accredited (being assessed as having met set standards) to provide basic advice and information. In depth advice and information is provided by Epilepsy Actionís advice and information services team at the head office.

Our Accredited volunteer Agreement is renewable annually with each volunteer. The agreement specifies the remits of the Accredited volunteersí work and Epilepsy Actionís commitment and support for its volunteers.

The Accredited volunteer service is provided by Epilepsy Action, which is a charitable and independent organisation.

Epilepsy Action Donation Information

Epilepsy Action relies on the generosity of the public and businesses for around 90 per cent of its income. Without this support many of our essential services would not be possible.You can make a real difference to the lives of people living with epilepsy. Every donation we receive, no matter how large or small, helps us in our ongoing commitment to all people with epilepsy. For example:

£10 would pay for one call to our advice and information freephone Epilepsy Helpline.

£30 would enable an Accredited Volunteer to give a presentation in three schools as part of our schools awareness programme.

Donation Options:   

Checks, Money Order, Recurring, Cash, Online, Direct Debit

Epilepsy Action In The News

Liverpool celebrities doodle for charity

5 days ago From Liverpool Echo  

LIVERPOOL, U K - A HOST of famous faces from Liverpool showed their artistic side for charity by taking part in this year's National Doodle Day. Doodles by celebrities including comedian Ken Dodd, ex-footballer John Aldridge, former Big Brother winner Craig Phill ...

Leeds charity reaches out to help families

32 days ago From Yorkshire Evening Post  

LEEDS, U K - A Leeds-based charity is launching a coffee and chat group to help support young people and families affected by epilepsy in Harrogate. Members of Epilepsy Action's Harrogate branch have set up regular drop-in events to help support youngsters wh ...

Ealing Half Marathon raised £140k for charity

118 days ago From Ealing Gazette   View Archived Article

EALING, U K - Race director Kelvin Walker said: =93I am immensely proud to hear that a vast amount of money has been raised not just for our official charity but for a range of other charities too.=94 At least 100 people raised =A320,000 for Epilepsy Action, the o ...

Swimmers make a splash at Rutland Water

127 days ago From This is Leicestershire   View Archived Article

LEICESTERSHIRE, U K - MORE than forty people braved the chilly air to take part in Epilepsy Action's first charity swim at Rutland Water. In total 41 people donned a wetsuit and took to the 15 degree C water - with one swimmer choosing to swim without a suit - on Sund ...

Boy's selfless charity drive for epileptic mum

313 days ago From Wigan Today   View Archived Article

WIGAN, U K - The Orrell St James's Primary School pupil had gathered together several pals and spent the day travelling to family members and friends in the area collecting money for the charity. It was an emotional moment for Jane, who has suffered from noct ...

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