Do you have experience of working in social care, or do you have lived experience of supporting someone with complex care needs? Maybe you have taken early retirement from care work or are thinking of a career supporting people with disabilities. If so, the Epilepsy Society would love to hear from you.
During COP26, we launched EpiCC’s #TheEnvironMentalIssue, a living newspaper made from algae issued in partnership with The Herald (Scotland’s broadsheet newspaper). The issue was voted best campaign at the UN summit by PR Week UK.
Scientists at the Epilepsy Society are already looking at how climate change is affecting people with severe epilepsy. But now they are also trying to find out how a fluctuation in temperature inside the charity's residential care homes could also impact seizures.
The Epilepsy Society were delighted that our local MP, Sarah Green, chose to mention the effects of climate change on people with epilepsy in her first ever question to the Prime Minister.
We feel passionately that human health should be higher on the climate change agenda. So as world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, we are taking the bold decision to turn our much-loved purple branding green.
After more than 18 months of campaigning by the Epilepsy Society, a senior director at Twitter has given MPs his word that they will put a stop to flashing images that could pose a danger to people with photosensitive epilepsy on the social media platform.