More than half a million people in the UK have epilepsy
We set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy. We remain the only UK epilepsy charity to deliver a full programme of epilepsy medical research and we continue to provide medical care, residential care and information services to people affected by epilepsy.
With your help, we can carry on supporting people with epilepsy
Only through fundraising support can we transform the lives of people with epilepsy through our services. £17 means someone with epilepsy can talk to a helpline operator. £100 could help fund a DNA test, enabling our scientists to unlock the secrets of epilepsy. With your help we can ensure everyone has the best possible chance at accurate diagnosis, treatment and personal support.
Your fundraising can transform someone's life forever
Cannabis oil for epilepsy
There has been much talk in the media about the use of cannabis products in the treatment of epilepsy. We hope our information will help to clarify the different types of cannabis products and why this is such a complex area.
Cycling for Team Purple
Join Team Purple and take on one of our fantastic cycling challenges this year. From the iconic RideLondon-Surrey 100, to scenic UK cycle routes and more challenging overseas events.
How we support you
In 2017 we distributed over 84,000 information sources, including leaflets, factsheets, DVDs and books. We also had two million visits to our website information pages.
We have up-to-date information on diagnosis, seizures, epilepsy treatment, first aid for seizures and living with epilepsy.
Our centre of medical excellence provides the latest diagnostic tests, assessments and medical treatment.
Through the monitoring and observation from the multi-disciplinary team, the centre aims to provide an accurate diagnosis, improve seizure control, optimise drug therapy and assess the skills associated with activities of daily living.
We are the UK's largest epilepsy specialist provider of care services. We provide a service and environment that supports all those with epilepsy to live a better and more fulfilling life.
We offer expert residential and nursing care and support for individuals with complex epilepsy.
"Calling the helpline really put my mind at rest"
'I've needed the support of the helpline many times over the years. They are a friendly, listening ear and give me information I need to help my children understand my condition better.' Sarah Reid, Helpline user