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Ipswich Epilepsy Support Group

Location and Contact details

5, Meadowlands, Sudbourne
IP12 2BB

Telephone: 01473 461407


Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

Support Group for Epilepsy

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 5, 2011

Further Details

The Ipswich Epilepsy Support Group is made up of people with Epilepsy themselves or support a family member who has Epilepsy. Our aim is to provide a listening ear that can assist with information about Epilepsy. We have a very active committee of
volunteers who try to act to help and assist those who suffer from Epilepsy ( and their families ) in Ipswich and the surrounding area.
We have a helpline, 01473 461407, manned on a rota by committee members. We also produce regular Newsletters.
We have a library of up to date books and videos on Epilepsy which can be borrowed.
Also available, from us, are a wide range of booklets and leaflets which are produced by the National organisations of The Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Action.
Training sessions for teachers, employers and carers are available. Please contact the Helpline for information.
We have a recently formed a group for parents of people with Epilepsy known as POPWE. This consists of an informal coffee morning, held monthly, which enables parents to meet others with similar problems.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice no no no yes
Information no no no yes
Training (for clients/patients) no no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

We have procedures for
Equal opportunities and Diversity,
Harrassment and Bullying,
Protection of Children and Young People,
Vunerable Adults Policy and Practice,
Code of Practice on secure handling and storage of confidential information.

Referrals can be made by

GP no
Consultant no
Healthcare Professional no
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager no

- Information about our group is published regularly in the local press. Posters and leaflets
are distributed in Doctors waiting rooms, at the local hospital and libraries. Anyone
wanting help can contact our helpline at any time.

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS ???
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

yes Charitably funded (no payment required)

- We receive grants from various local funding organisations and the local council.
We also undertake a range of fundraising activities.

Typical duration that a service is offered


This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[Code 110]
Patient description
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

No Data for NMDS

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