The majority of us value our independence above virtually everything else. Medical conditions like epilepsy might compromise that independence. Seizures can be totally unpredictable, and leave the person tired, confused, disoriented and vulnerable. Living with epilepsy for a long time can have a major impact on an individual's confidence.
Independence Homes Staff are once again rising to the challenge and utilising their drama skills to perform Snow White for the Service Users.
The way in which we fund social care in England may not have been the leading issue in the UK General Election of 2010, but the fact that it is at least on the agenda is encouraging. Advances in treatment, medication and care mean we're all living longer, and our understanding of disabilities means that more people are receiving the specialist care that they need in order to live a full and active life.