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. For NICE recommendations on epilepsy click here
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
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
Information and Support Kent provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) for children, young people up to age 25, parents and carers.Visit their website or follow their facebook page