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Young Epilepsy, Transition Support

Support for 16 - 25y.o with epilepsy, focusing on training, employment, education or voluntary work. A holistic approach that strives to achieve a well-rounded quality of life, sense of purpose and friends.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dawn Oliver
Telephone
07825 188903
E-mail
doliver@youngepilepsy.org.uk
Website
www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Young Epilepsy, Transition Support
Address
St Piers Lane
Lingfield
Postcode
RH7 6PW

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Local Offer

Local Offer
What does your service do?

Young Epilepsy Transition Support is a free project working with 16-25 year olds, with epilepsy living in Hampshire. Whilst young people with epilepsy have support from their health professionals, we recognise that other areas of their lives may be impacted quite severely, such as housing, independence, developing their personal, social skills and feeling very isolated. We encourage young people to have a sense of purpose, gain a network of friends and to live a well rounded life. The Transition Support Project works with young people to support them to identify and overcome issues or barriers to further education, training, employment or any other areas of their lives. The project also works alongside other organisations, to support them by supporting your young people such as at appointments, activities, volunteering and employment.

Who does your service provide for?

We support 16-25 year olds with epilepsy living in Hampshire.

How can I start using the service?

Please contact us to make a self referral or to make a referral for a young person and we can send a referral form. Please fill this out as comprehensively as possible, the more information we have the better. We try to see people as soon as we can this is often within a few weeks.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

The Transition support worker is based in Southampton and travels to meet the young person wherever they are in Hampshire. We can meet at home or in the community, please note that our postal address is outside of Hampshire but the project is based in Southampton.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Decisions are made by the support worker and line manager.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

All feedback is taken on board and amendments to the service are made if applicable. Referrals are accepted from all professionals as well as self referrals.

Is your service fully accessible?

The service is mobile and will meet the young person where it is most appropriate be it at home or in the community.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

The support worker is epilepsy emergency medication trained and has many years experience working with young people with complex needs. Training and refreshers are done regularly on safeguarding, first aid, mandatory health and safety, benefits and mental health. Other training is identified and undertaken as required.

How will I know my child is safe?

The support worker has been DBS checked, they will fill out comprehensive medical information, needs and risk assessments to be able to work in the most effective way.

Who can I contact for further information?

Please contact Dawn Oliver on 07825 188903 or email doliver@youngepilepsy.org.uk

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