Argyll and Bute council wins Epilepsy Scotland award

Argyll and Bute Council has won a national award for giving outstanding support to an employee with epilepsy.

The authority won the large employer category (more than 50 employees) for introducing a raft of practical measures to assist web developer Helen Butler in their Lochgilphead office. This included providing a laptop for home-working part of the week, and help with travel.

Councillor Leader James Robb said: “It is with great pleasure the council accepts this award for Employer of the Year from Epilepsy Scotland. We take the needs of all our employees into careful consideration and recognise anyone with epilepsy may need extra support. It is our priority to make sure all our employees are well looked after.”