About the Encephalitis Society
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.
To improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by Encephalitis by:
- To support adults and children affected by Encephalitis, their families and carers by providing advice and information and working at a national and international level to improve services.
- To produce evidence-based, quality information on all aspects of the condition in printed, electronic, video and audio formats.
- To raise awareness about the condition and its subsequent problems among relevant professionals, statutory agencies and the general public.
- To conduct research and work in partnership with other researchers and their establishments.
The Encephalitis Society is an organisation that was founded on the principle of mutual support. Our desire to influence change is informed by the direct experience of people affected by Encephalitis and their families and carers. Input from other contributors to the Society including our Members, Staff, Volunteers, and Trustees are key in our considerations.
Our key values are:
- Professionalism to treat each other with the highest levels of respect at all times
- Passion to generate a ‘can-do’ attitude, feel the impact of our work, and take pride in knowing we can make a difference
- Transparency to be open and honest, working together with a clear vision
- Trust to know that we are all supporting one another
- Innovation to push each other to improve, evolve and achieve
- Accountability to take responsibility for our actions
THE ENCEPHALITIS SOCIETY
The hub of the Society's work is at the Society Offices - a fully resourced and accessible building, a short distance from Malton railway station in North Yorkshire. Visitors are welcome and an area is available for them to speak with staff for information and advice. The Society offices also boast state-of-the-art meeting and training room facilities for the Society use and that of the local community. For a map please click here.
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Become a Member
By becoming a member of the Encephalitis Society, your support helps us to provide essential support to people affected all over the world.
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Thursday 17th April - Our Great Easter Auction is finally here and we have 8 amazing hotels up for grabs! Click here to find out more.
Friday 11th April - Lots happened today - we are officially Guinness world record holders for our Big Brain Event and we are recruiting for a new role within the society - find out more on our vacancy page.
Monday 7th April - Today is World Health Day, and the theme is 'vector-borne diseases.' Japanese Encephalitis is among the top 10 most prevalent vector-borne diseases and claims tens of thousands of lives each year. There is information on how to protect yourself whilst travelling, on the WHO website.
Wednesday 3rd April - We have a number of research opportunities listed, where various researchers are looking for participants in their studies. Click here for more details.
Tuesday 1st April - We have begun the first round of photography for our upcoming cookery book! Over the coming months we will begin work on the layout of the book before sending it off to print. Watch this space for more details.
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