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Call for Trustees

Call for Trustees Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support aims to provide support, raise awareness and increase understanding of the effects of epilepsy, and to establish monthly meetings with the purpose of overcoming the ignorance, fear and misunderstanding that often comes with epilepsy. Greater understanding will assist people in living

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Catching up with Helen

Catching up with Helen Helen MacDonald is co-founder of Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support, and was the charity’s first paid member of staff. Now that the new staff team is in place, Helen is back on the Board, helping to steer the organisation’s ongoing development at a very exciting

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Catching up with Kevin

Catching up with Kevin Kevin McKay has taken up post as our Community Fieldworker. Here’s what he had to say when we caught up with him for a chat… Hi Kevin – welcome to Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support! Tell us a bit about your background and what attracted

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Meet Mary-Anne!

Meet Mary-Anne! We met up with Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support’s Project Team Leader, Mary-Anne McCafferty, to find out about her role. Here’s what she had to say… Hi Mary-Anne! Can you tell us a bit about your background? I’ve worked in the voluntary sector for many years. I

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Community Fieldworker (56 hours per month)

Community Fieldworker (56 hours per month) Salary: Sessional Salary info: £12.22 per hour (56 hours per month) Status: Part time Closing date:4 December 2017 Location: Home based Role Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group was established in 2011 to provide support to individuals and families in Lanarkshire who are

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National Epilepsy Week 14th -20th May 2017

With just under a week to go, Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group is finalising plans to raise awareness of epilepsy in our area. Tuesday 16th May – our series of pop-up events starts in East Kilbride. We are delighted that Shopmobility EK (now known as Older and Active in EK)

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Purple Day – Sunday 26th March 2017

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. You can find out about the support and events going on around the world by visiting the website So, what will you be doing to raise awareness of epilepsy on Purple Day?

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Support Group Meeting Thurs 30th March 2017

The next meeting of the Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group is on Thursday 30th March, at Wishaw General Hospital (6.30pm start). Our guest speaker will be Vincent MacNeil from Hamilton Citizens Advice Bureau. All welcome.

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Social and Leisure Activities for Children and Families

At our last group meeting in February 2017, we were fortunate to have as our guest speaker, Sam Whitmore, from Epilepsy Connections. We heard about the many activities and services that EC offers for people affected by epilepsy in the Glasgow area and in Forth Valley. What

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