Annual Report 13-14

Our purpose at Young Epilepsy is to help create a society in which children and young people living with epilepsy can thrive and fulfil their potential, have their voices listened to and respected, and their ambitions realised.

Young Epilepsy's annual review looks at the range of work we have carried out over the course of the year. It explains how donations, contracts and fundraising activities have helped pay for our services.

Our wonderful supporters and committed staff have worked tirelessly to positively and directly impact the lives of many thousands of those young people.

Together we have:

  • Achieved the highest possible ratings from OFSTED and CQC for our residential services.

  • Trained 1,740 healthcare professionals on epilepsy treatments, medication and impact on learning and behaviour.

  • Delivered epilepsy awareness training to over 180 school staff and 2,500 children to raise awareness, fight stigma and keep young people with epilepsy safe.

  • Launched a drive at the House of Commons to ensure the 112,000 young people with epilepsy, in the UK, get better support as a result of the new Children and Families Act.

  • Opened our specialist on-site education and support services to 211 children and young people, and created more facilities for students with highly complex needs.