Services and Support Groups - Epilepsy

The information shown below is about this long term health condition.

For additional important general information, please refer to the “Self Care and Support” section.

 

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Shropshire CCG)

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Shropshire CCG) is responsible for your local healthcare services.

Shropshire CCG - Self Care and Support

This provides information about Self Care and Support available for those patients living with a health condition that they will have for the long term, i.e. for the rest of their lives, referred to as a long term condition.

This includes:

  • An Introduction, with Background information and some details of local registered Self Help (Peer Support) groups
  • The Aims of the service
  • Listing of Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups
  • Listing of National Services

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site page:

Self Care and Support - Introduction

Self Care and Support - Aims

Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Self Care and Support

National Services - Self Care and Support

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital care for almost 500,000 people from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. 

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site page:

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council is the local authority of Shropshire (excluding Telford and Wrekin). It is also one of the local services providers.

Shropshire Council - Community Directory

Shropshire Community Directory is your local gateway to information on over 2,500 community groups, clubs, societies, support groups and self-help groups throughout Shropshire. 

Locally, the National Health Service, Local Authority, Voluntary Agencies, patient representatives and members of the public have combined to help produce an awareness of the local Self Help Groups available for different Long Term Health Conditions, under the banner “Self Help Shropshire.”

The health related Self Help (Peer Support) groups are made up of people with a particular health condition and those that care for them (carers).

They are able and willing to share their experiences and knowledge to offer practical and emotional support to each other, providing valuable support and often based in the local area.

A group meeting format varies and can include a guest speaker, a social element and a time to ask and answer questions.

Listings of Self Help (Peer Support) Groups and links to these different groups are available in Shropshire Council’s internet based Community Directory.

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site pages:

Shropshire Council Community Directory - Self Help Shropshire Information

Shropshire Council Community Directory – Self Help groups – Epilepsy

There are organisations that can help those with Epilepsy. Self Help groups listed in the Shropshire Council Community Directory that support Epilepsy are shown on the following web site page(s).

(There may be other services or groups not shown in the Shropshire Council Community Directory so please check the other service providers own websites in this CCG listing too.)

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site pages:

Shropshire Council Community Directory – Self Help groups - Epilepsy – search - Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is a UK epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition.

As a member-led association, it is led by and represents people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.

Epilepsy Action - Local branches and groups

Epilepsy Action has a number of local managers working across England.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Epilepsy Action - Local branches and groups

There isn’t a branch in Shropshire but there is one in Wolverhampton.

The Wolverhampton & District branch meets monthly.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page. Then complete the details for your area.

Epilepsy Action - Local branches and groups – near me

Shropshire Rural Community Council (Shropshire RCC)

Shropshire Rural Community Council (Shropshire RCC) is an independent charity established over 50 years ago to benefit people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. It is also one of the local services providers.

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) - Wise and Well

The Wise & Well Team organise information events in towns and large villages across the county, so that people can access quality advice in their local community. These are in partnership with other services and voluntary organisations to provide information about a broad range of relevant topics.

The content of each information event varies but the format is a series of short talks from experts followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) - Wise and Well

Relevant Topics

Epilepsy

 

What is epilepsy?

Treatment for epilepsy

Living with epilepsy

Epilepsy Services

Shropshire Services & Support Groups - Epilepsy

National Services - Epilepsy

Self Care and Support

Self Care and Support - Introduction

Self Care and Support - Aims

Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Self Care and Support

National Services - Self Care and Support

 

Wellbeing Plan (Care Plan)

Wellbeing Plan (Care Plan) - Information

Wellbeing Plan (Care Plan) - Document Sections