We were founded by John and Dr Melanie MacLeod in 1997. As a doctor specialising in epilepsy, having worked in London hospitals as well as specialist schools, Dr Melanie MacLeod wanted to provide young people leaving education with a safe environment in the community where their epilepsy could be managed by experts. Her vision was that young people would be encouraged and supported to fulfil their aspirations with as much independence as possible.

This ethos proved a huge success with service users, parents and care managers.Today, our service users arrive from all over the country, many have come straight from school, meaning we are able to support their transition to adult services.

Our services have been established in suburban settings so that service users can access the community with support from our highly trained staff. We focus on promoting independence and supporting people with different abilities to reach their full potential. We provide adults with epilepsy with one of the most specialised services available in the UK.

We are constantly growing and opening services so we can accommodate more and more individuals who require help to lead independent lives.

IHL history