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OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

The Brain and Spine Foundation is a charity for all those affected by neurological conditions. They maintain a help desk and publish booklets about many conditions including epilepsy. They maintain a telephone help service on 0808 808 1000

The National Centre for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is a part of the NHS. It produces recommendations on the use of medicines, medical equipment, diagnostic tests, clinical and surgical procedures within the National Health Service in England and Wales

benefitsandwork.co.uk Are you making a Personal Independence Payment(PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claim or appeal?  Or being transferred from Incapacity Benefit to ESA? If so this site could help you.Some resources are free others you need to be a member

Carers Direct If you look after someone with epilepsy you are a Carer and you can find reliable information on the  website. at www.nhs.uk/Carersdirect Guidetocaringhome.aspx

NHS Choices which you can find at www.nhs.uk gives details of a large range of health services throughout the country  including many of those listed below

Kent Community Health NHS Trust provide services to patients through its Community Services Directorate. Full details of these including the Epilepsy Nursing Service in East Kent can be found here

Kent and Medway NHS and  Social Care Partnership Trust provide a wide range of services across Kent and Medway. The main focus is on mental health services, but other services they provide include forensic mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and a range of specialist services.

HealthwatchKent has replaced the Kent Link as the independent body reponsible for  working to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services.This is an opportunity for the community of Kent and for YOU to get your voice heard. It will only work with the involvement of evryone in Kent. so join today to get started and they will let you know about the various ways you can take part and have your say! They need people from every background and walk of life.The website can be accessed here

Medical travel Compared. To find the best quote for travel insurance for people with medical issues try this website

The Disability Law Service provides a specielist legal advice and information service for disabled people, their familiers and carers . For help go to their website on www.dls.org.uk or telephone their advice line  10 a.m.- 1 p.m or 2pm-5 p.m. Monday to Friday

 

 

LifelineYour 24 hour personal alarm Your local authority in East Kent provides a Lifeline service whiccan offer peace of mind 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Your Lifeline alarm will automatically call our central control centre at the touch of a button. Our trained operator will quickly respond to your call, providing anything from a reassuring ear to obtaining help from your family or the emergency services.

 

The  youthhealthtalk site has a selection of views from young people about their epilepsy. To go to the page click here

SEN Magazine provides a valuable source of information for parents of children withcomplex medical and educational needs and issues regular newsletters and advice pages

Non epileptic attacks

If you are told you have non-epileptic seizures you can find valuable information on this website

 

 

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