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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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Support Group Meeting Thursday 23rd February 2017

Our next meeting will be at 6.30pm on Thursday 23rd February, at Hairmyres Hospital. Sam Whitmore will be our guest speaker. Sam is the Training and Development Manager for Epilepsy Connections, and will be talking about Epilepsy Connections’ social and leisure activities for children and families affected

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Support Group Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came along to the meeting yesterday (Thurs 26th Jan 2017). As it was the day after Burns’ Night, it is appropriate to quote from his poem “To a Mouse”: “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An lea’e

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SUDEP Awareness Day 23rd October 2016

On 23rd October, LESG links with SUDEP Action as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. SUDEP is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and prematurely with no other cause of death being found. LESG invites people to learn

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Support Group Meeting Night Out!

THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY – SUPPORT GROUP NIGHT OUT! Please come along and join us for our postponed Christmas Night Out on Thurs 28th at Costa’s Greek Restaurant in Hamilton at 7pm. This will be an opportunity to have a relaxed introduction to the group while enjoying a night

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