Enabling social support for people with epilepsy

A toolkit for commissioners
Published in Tools on 8 May 2024

This resource, jointly developed by Iriss in partnership with Epilepsy Connections, Epilepsy Scotland, Lanarkshire Epilepsy and Quarriers, is a tool to assist evidence-informed commissioning of sustainable social support for epilepsy that meets local need and contributes to national outcomes. There is work to do to create the conditions and social support options for people with epilepsy regardless of where they live in Scotland. The aim of the resource is to:

  • Improve understanding about epilepsy in Scotland and awareness of the impact it has on people’s lives
  • Highlight the difference social support makes to health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Show how investing in social support can effectively complement and supplement clinical care provided by the NHS
  • Provide commissioners with a structure and set of key questions to support action planning

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We offer hosted sessions expanding on our tools and their use. Contact services@iriss.org.uk for more information.