image for Public Meeting item typeEpilepsy Action Branch meeting at Quaker Meeting House

Public Meeting, Thu 8 Feb 2018, free entry

Address

10 St James Street,
Sheffield,
S1 2EW

Details

Tonight we have a speaker from Sheffield Safe Places.
Sheffield Safe Places is a network of businesses and organisations across Sheffield that are committed to ensuring the safety and dignity of adults who join the scheme.
The idea is simple. Stickers like the one at the top of the page are placed in the window of all the registered safe places. The staff or volunteers in safe places will assist anyone who goes to them for help.
The Safe Places scheme provides adults, in particular people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and dementia, with assistance and a safe place to be if they are feeling scared, upset, or bullied while out on their own.
The scheme provides reassurance to people and to their families and carers, that there is a means of support for them in the community. The support helps to minimise or remove the risks and a means to report crimes with or on behalf of the adult if necessary. They can also help by providing support to deal with health emergencies. http://www.sheffieldsafeplaces.org.uk/

There will also be opportunities to chat.
Our regular monthly meetings are where people affected by epilepsy can meet, find mutual support and basic advice about epilepsy in a friendly group. We also have informative talks on a range of topics both related to living with long term health conditions and of purely general interest.
In the Sheffield area, our local branch acts as a support group to people with epilepsy, their families and friends, as well as leading in informing and educating the public about the condition.
The regular monthly meetings are also an opportunity to talk with volunteers and others affected by epilepsy. The accredited volunteers have been trained by Epilepsy Action to provide advice and information about many aspects of living with the condition, both as a patient and carer. If we can’t answer a query directly we hope to be able to direct you to someone who can help you. However, we cannot give medical advice – you will need to speak to your doctor, specialist nurse or consultant.
There is no need to book and guests and new members are always welcome.
Through the meetings you can meet other people in a similar situation and compare experiences if you wish.
We aim to provide an opportunity for people to discuss any concerns they have in a way they find comfortable. You do not need to talk to the group, you can just chat one to one or even simply listen if you prefer.
There is an opportunity to get involved in the work of the charity, if you wish. Everybody is welcome who is affected by epilepsy, either directly or indirectly or just has an interest in the condition.

Epilepsy Action is the UK’s largest epilepsy membership organisation, aiming to support the 450,000 people across the country with the condition, as well as educating the wider public and helping to break down the stigma that still exists about epilepsy.
“We want to live in a society where everyone understands epilepsy and where attitudes towards people with epilepsy are based on fact not fiction”

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Dates Times
Thu 8 Feb 2018 19:30 to 21:00

Prices

Free entry

Free but donations welcome.

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