Epilepsy Outlook

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Epilepsy Outlook
Epilepsy Outlook Logo.gif
Motto Nunquam Non Paratus
(Latin for Always Ready)
Founded July 1, 1987 (1987-07-01)[1]
Founder Jill Kitchen[1]
Type Charitable organization and Support group
Registration no. 701140
Location
Area served Hartlepool, Redcar, Cleveland
Services Advice Centre
Supporting volunteer placements
Epilepsy awareness training
Drop-in centre
Charity shops
Art group[2]
Key people Jacqui Gettings (Operations Manager)[3]
Affiliations The Joint Epilepsy Council[4]
Revenue (2012-13)[1]
£64,073 Charity Shops
£1,067 Nation Epilepsy Week
£24,846 Legacy
Disbursements (2012-13)[1]
£5,000 Catcote College sensory room
£500 Springwell School
2nd Tumble Form Chair for an individual
Furniture/financial support to a client in need.
Employees 1
Volunteers 76 (2012-13)[1]
Mission To provide support, advice and information to those with epilepsy, their families and carers - to raise the awareness of the condition.[2]
Website www.epilepsyoutlook.org.uk
Formerly called Hartlepool Epilepsy Group[1]

Epilepsy Outlook is a charity based in Hartlepool which provides free and confidential practical support, advice and information for people with epilepsy and their carers.[4] Their support services include supported volunteer placements, a drop-in centre, epilepsy awareness training, an art therapy group and welfare benefits advice. Each year it provides placements for 50 volunteers on the volunteer development programme, 280 people receive advice, including at least 100 carers. 50 plus people receive epilepsy awareness training. 6 people use their drop-in each week.[5] The services are provided for people across the North-East area.


Charity shops[edit]

Epilepsy Outlook runs two charity shops where they sell donated "good quality unwanted items of furniture, household items, books and clothing. We gladly accept all electricals except large white goods." :

  • 199 York Road, Hartlepool. Opening Times - Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Sat 9am-1pm
  • 104 Oxford Road, Hartlepool. Opening Times - Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Sat 9am-1pm

Campaigns[edit]

As well as their charity shops and advice centre they run special fund raising campaigns including, most recently, for a sensory room for Callum Smith.[6] By September 5, 2013 the total stood at £10,184.[7] It was a campaign in which three McDonald's restaurants got involved,[8][9] raising £2,289,[7][10] and Hartlepool's High Tunstall College of Science donated over £5,000 worth of sensory equipment including multi-coloured fibre optic lights, bubble machines and specialist chairs.[11]

Before that they ran a campaign for a tumble form chair for two-year old Talia Foster.[12]

Structure[edit]

The charity is structured into volunteers, a management committee and trustees.[1]

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