Epilepsy Wales supports people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Epilepsy Wales raises the awareness and understanding of epilepsy and campaigns for better services for people with epilepsy. This is done on a national level and through its network of fieldworkers and local support groups. Epilepsy Wales supports people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Epilepsy Wales is a member of the Joint Epilepsy Council, All Wales Epilepsy Forum, Wales Neurological Alliance.
Epilepsy Action is the leading representative organisation for epilepsy in the UK, with around 16,000 members. Epilepsy Action helps over 688,000 people every year through its range of services including its advice and information service, branch network and Sapphire Nurse Scheme. The organisation’s award-winning Website receives over 75,000 visitors a month. Epilepsy Helpline (Freephone 0808 800 5050) is available Monday-Friday, 9.00 am¾4.30pm (4.00 pm on Fridays).
Different Strokes was founded by younger stroke survivors and is still largely managed and staffed by younger stroke survivors. It provides information, support, guidance and specialised exercise classes throughout the UK to enable younger stroke survivors to achieve their optimum recovery both physically and psychologically. Contact: Debbie Wilson
The British Association and College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body and Trade Union for occupational therapy staff in the UK. Occupational therapists and support workers help people engage as independently as possible in the activities (occupations) which enhance their health and wellbeing
The CSP is the professional, educational and trade union body for its 49,000 members in the UK, physiotherapy being the third largest health profession after doctors and nurses with 98-99% of all registered physiotherapists members of the CSP. It represents around 1,500 physiotherapists, technical instructors, assistants and students in Wales. CSP members work primarily in the NHS but also in the independent sector, education, research, the voluntary sector, industry and occupational health. Officers: Employment Relations – Peter Finch Policy and Public Affairs – Pip Ford