What we do

Epilepsy Berkshire What we do

We are a small charity that has been set up to help people in the Berkshire area and close to the boarders of the county living with Epilepsy. It is run by people living with Epilepsy, carers and people who have volunteered to support us in our aims.

We realise that Epilepsy affects people in very different ways. Each Person, the newly diagnosed and the person who has lived with Epilepsy for a long time, often need different types of support and advice.

We aim:

To help those with epilepsy by giving support to their needs and requirements.

To help educate the community and organisations, eg schools, colleges, scouts and guides, about epilepsy and the effects it has on people who have it and their families.  All members to have a say and be involved in coming up with ideas for the talks where possible.

To facilitate social activities to promote a sense of wellbeing for people with epilepsy and their carers.  To develop friendships and a sense of belonging.

To bring more people with epilepsy together to discuss their particular issues and offer help and support.

To supply equipment where necessary to ensure the safety of people with epilepsy.  This would depend on individual needs.

To help, where possible, those with epilepsy in the work place or to facilitate their needs for self-employment.

To fund raise to support the above purposes, all members to be involved and raise ideas on specific things we could do.