Purple Day
  • By Daniela Jacques
  • Mar 25, 2018

Independence Homes Goes Purple

Purple Day is the day dedicated to increasing awareness of the condition epilepsy. Annually, on 26th March, people from all over the world host events in support. For 2018, the community at Independence Homes will be hosting several events to fundraise. To help raise awareness of the condition, which affects over 600,000 individuals in the UK, we have recorded this short video.

Epilepsy is a condition very close to the heart of Independence Homes. When established, over twenty years ago, our first service was created for young adults moving on from full-time education, who due to their epilepsy needed specialist support. Many of these people had nowhere to go where they could continue to thrive.

The unique support we can offer, because of our in-house medical team and individually programmed alarms, means we can prevent the need for as much primary care intervention. The people who we help and their families can relax in the knowledge that they can are safe.

Today we support a much wider range of complex conditions including, acquired brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy and other serious neurological, physical and learning difficulties. But for many we support, these conditions are combined with epilepsy.

As you may be aware, here at IH, we love any excuse for a celebration. At head-office, there will be some blushing as revelations from staff’s school years are revealed. Everyone has been asked to send in the ‘The naughtiest things they did at school’, then others will be pay to guess who did what! There will also be yummy things to purchase at the bake sale. So please everyone dig deep and enjoy Purple Day!