Listen to how our Epilepsy Fieldworker provided support to a married couple where the husband developed epilepsy late in life. Coming to terms with this proved extremely difficult for them both.

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The Epilepsy Fieldwork Teams in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley, and Ayrshire & Arran areas provide person-centred, holistic support to children and adults with epilepsy and their families.

Our approach is to find out what matters to you and to support you to find the best way to manage epilepsy, seizures and medication, and to live well with your condition.  We offer:

  • information about understanding and managing epilepsy, seizures and treatment; identifying seizure triggers; lifestyle issues; safety at home, school, college & university, at work, at leisure and in sport
  • support for individuals and families to deal with their feelings about living with seizures and with the threat if seizures
  • help with benefits
  • information about other sources of advice and support
  • liaison with epilepsy specialist clinics

Your Epilepsy Fieldworker will help you consider your options in relation to education, work, housing, holidays and travel, how you spend your time, and will liaise with schools, employers, housing providers to help you get the support you need.  Sometimes it’s a relief just to talk about epilepsy and its impact, and the team are available to offer informal counselling during office hours.

The Fieldwork Service is available to children and adults with epilepsy, their families and unpaid carers, and is free of charge.  To access your local service, scroll down for details.

 

Fieldwork Services in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area

 

For Greater Glasgow & Clyde Fieldworkers please contact the office at 0141.248.4125

Or send an e-mail to info@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

 

Fieldwork Services in the Forth Valley area (covering Stirlingshire, Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire)

 

Contact Gill or Ewan: 01324 673750

E-mail: gillwilson@nhs.net

     ewan.roy@nhs.net

 

 

Fieldwork Services in Ayrshire & Arran

 

Jim Thompson, our Fieldworker in Ayrshire & Arran is based in:

Fullarton Connexions Church, Church Street, Irvine KA12 8PE every Thursday from 9.00am – 5.00pm

If you would like further information on the services Jim provides, to make an appointment he can be contacted on 07585.570.466 or by e-mail: jthompson@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

 

Do you need help to complete benefit claim forms?

Filling in benefit claim forms such as PIP and ESA is a big task that can cause anxiety for a lot of people.  Each Monday in Glasgow, Laura Glassford, our Welfare Benefits Advisor, can provide help for people with epilepsy to fill in any of these forms.  Likewise, in Forth Valley our Fieldworkers can also provide this same service, which is free of charge.

If you would like an appointment please just call the office and speak to one of our Fieldworkers who will arrange this for you.  Appointment slots are available at 10am and 2pm.  However due to high demand for our service please contact us well in advance of your benefit form deadline, so that we have enough time to complete your form.