Scots invitated to Young Epilepsy open day

National charity Young Epilepsy is inviting parents and carers from across the Scotland to a free open day so they can learn more about its specialist school, college and medical facilities.

The open day is free of charge and aimed at anyone caring for a child or young person that has complex epilepsy, autism or a related condition.

It will takes place at the charity’s 60-acre rural headquarters in Lingfield, Surrey, on Wednesday July 11.

A spokesman for Young Epilepsy said: “Parents and carers will have the opportunity to find out about the charity’s education services and also the world-class National Centre for Young Epilepsy which offers a range of diagnostic, assessment and rehabilitation services.

“The school and college specialise in teaching students with epilepsy on both a day and residential basis but staff have considerable experience teaching individuals with other neurological conditions and also autism.”

One parent that previously visited Young Epilepsy said: “It is the first time that we have felt that anyone really understood our problems. Not only that, but staff also really cared and understood the impact it has emotionally and on us as a family.”

Anyone wishing to attend the open day should email openday@youngepilepsy.org.uk or call Mandy Richmond on 01342 831 348. To find out more about Young Epilepsy visit www.youngepilepsy.org.uk