|Motto||Nunquam Non Paratus
(Latin for Always Ready)
|Founded||July 1, 1987|
|Type||Charitable organization and Support group|
|Hartlepool, Redcar, Cleveland|
Supporting volunteer placements
Epilepsy awareness training
|Jacqui Gettings (Operations Manager)|
|Affiliations||The Joint Epilepsy Council|
£64,073 Charity Shops
£1,067 Nation Epilepsy Week
£5,000 Catcote College sensory room
£500 Springwell School
2nd Tumble Form Chair for an individual
Furniture/financial support to a client in need.
|Mission||To provide support, advice and information to those with epilepsy, their families and carers - to raise the awareness of the condition.|
|Hartlepool Epilepsy Group|
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. 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. The services are provided for people across the North-East area. In September–October 2014, Epilepsy Outlook's headquarters, advice centre and art club moved around the corner to larger premises in The Arches, Park Road.
Epilepsy Outlook runs three charity shops where they sell donated items:
- 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
- 79 Park Road, The Arches, Hartlepool. Opening Times - Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
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. By September 5, 2013 the total stood at £10,184 and raised a total of £14,000. It was a campaign in which three McDonald's restaurants got involved, raising £2,289, 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.
Before that they ran a campaign for a tumble form chair for two-year-old Talia Foster.
- The management committee includes a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Operations manager.
- The trustees include a medical trustee, business advice trustees, voluntary sector advice trustees and a legal trustee.
- Review of the year 2012-13, epilepsyoutlook.org.uk,
- Directory of Voluntary and Community Groups, Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency
- Epilepsy Outlook, Redcar and Cleveland Families' Guide,
- JEC Members > Epilepsy Outlook, Joint Epilepsy Council
- Chairman’s Charity Event in aid of Epilepsy Outlook, Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency
- New home sweet home for Epilepsy Outlook ..., Hartlepool Mail, 29 September
- CALLUM’S DREAM: Little boy gets helping hand at Epilepsy Outlook, Hartlepool Mail, July 23, 2013
- THANKS for being unbelievably good., www.epilepsyoutlook.org.uk, September 5, 2013
- Fast-food giant McDonald’s to hold Hartlepool fundays to boost Callum fund, Hartlepool Mail, August 19, 2013
- Backing is so Mc-nificent, Hartlepool Mail, August 3, 2013
- Fast-food giant McDonald’s to hold Hartlepool fundays to boost Callum fund, The Epilepsy Network (TEN), August 19, 2013
- Lighting up Callum’s life, Hartlepool Mail, August 5, 2013
- Talia is in the chair!, Hartlepool Mail, July 29, 2011