Quarriers Epilepsy Fieldwork Service

Quarriers provides an epilepsy fieldwork service covering Grampian and Fife. Our fieldworkers support people in their local community who have epilepsy. We provide information, support and advice on managing the condition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The service also offers advice and support for family members and carers.

What we do

Practical advice
We can advise you on issues such as benefits, housing and employment, and we can help you access appropriate support resources.

Share our specialist knowledge of epilepsy
We offer assistance in completing forms such as Disability Living Allowance as our knowledge of epilepsy is essential in providing accurate information on seizures and their psychological effects.

Help in the workplace
We can advocate on an employee’s behalf if epilepsy becomes an issue in the workplace, and we offer advice to employers so they know what appropriate steps to take should an employee have epilepsy.

We provide training in epilepsy awareness and the administration of rescue medication to schools, nurseries, workplaces, families, carers and voluntary and statutory organisations. We support GP practices with epilepsy review clinics, and advise at nurse and consultant-led clinics.

Raising awareness
We seek to raise awareness of epilepsy and by doing so, reduce the stigma that people with epilepsy still face. We involve people we support in making decisions and planning, working together with families, health services, social work and other voluntary organisations.

Support as and when you need it
We can provide support before and after service user in our area has undergone assessment at The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre.

For some, our intervention may be brief, and they can continue with their life, having the information and support they need. For others, our input will be longer term, especially if they have epilepsy plus any co-existing condition, such as a learning disability, mental health problem or physical disability.

We also are involved with local support groups based in Banff, Ellon, Elgin, Buckie, Peterhead and Kirkcaldy, each of whom set their own agenda and activities.

The service is provided free to clients and is partly funded by the NHS and Social Work. The remainder of the funding needed comes for voluntary donations and Quarriers.

Contact us

For further information about our services, please get in touch via the contact details on the right.

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