Encephalitis Society

Encephalitis Society

Charity information

Encephalitis Society

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The inflammation is caused either by an infection invading the brain or through the immune system attacking the brain in error.

To live in a world where Encephalitis is as rare as it possibly can be given its eradication is unlikely, and that those affected and their families, have access to early diagnosis, excellent management of their condition, timely access to rehabilitation and other forms of social support.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    Imagine a world where encephalitis is as rare as it can be and that people affected get the support they need to rebuild their shattered lives. Together we can increase global awareness of this devastating condition, save lives and build better futures.

    We improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis by:

     Supporting adults and children affected by encephalitis, their families and carers by providing advice and evidence-based information and working at a national and international level to improve services.

     Raising awareness about the condition and its subsequent problems among relevant professionals, statutory agencies and the general public.

     Conducting research and working in partnership with other researchers and their establishments.

  • Aims

    Encephalitis Society aims to:

  • Overview

    Established: June 1994

    Registered Charity Number: 1087843

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 152

    Phone number: 01653 692583

    Address: The Encephalitis Society, 32 Castlegate YO177DT

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