The Meath Epilepsy Charity (Reg. Charity No 200359) based in Godalming, Surrey firmly believes that having Epilepsy and associated disabilities should not mean being treated differently.
The Meath aims to enhance the lives of 82 residential adults plus 30 external adult clients who have complex epilepsy and related disabilities by ensuring they receive the support, expert care and encouragement required to build confidence, acquire new skills and maximize independence in their daily lives encouraging them to become valued members of the wider community. It is a little-known fact that 1 in 100 people suffer from epilepsy.
The Meath genuinely recognises ability not disability and every achievement is recognised and celebrated.
The increase in volunteers and supporters has enabled us to build upon and increase the range of activities we provide and has significantly enhanced our community presence and participation. The excellent volunteer force of around 180 at The Meath and their sterling efforts would have had an estimated benefit of over £285,000 per annum.
It costs £6.3m per annum to keep the Meath operational which equates to over £17k per day. This funding from care packages covers the cost of housing including water, food and heating. None of the events, activities and outings that the Meath pride themselves on which develop and stimulate our residents are provided. The Meath funds everything and in this economic climate it is getting harder to fund non-contractual activities
Our modern approach offers a progressive pathway of care and support ranging from 24/7 high-needs residential care through to individually tailored assistance in a person’s own home, all employing the same high quality and expertise for which the Meath is renowned.
In addition, our Skills Centre, and our Social Enterprise – Changing Perceptions – offer access to work and skills training opportunities as well as leisure and sports activities, enabling people to achieve personal goals and ambitions in socially inclusive settings that endorse personal achievement and help dispel the stigma that is so often found with this hidden condition. It is the Meath’s mission as well as offering our residents the very best and most fulfilled lives that we can that we raise awareness of Epilepsy in the Community.
Aim, Vision & Mission of
The Meath Epilepsy Charity
Aim of The Meath Epilepsy Charity is to enhance the lives of people who have complex epilepsy and related disabilities by ensuring they receive the support, expert care and encouragement required to build confidence, acquire new skills and maximise independence in their daily lives.
Vision: A world of possibilities for people living with complex epilepsy and disabilities, with appropriately tailored care and support enabling fulfilled, happy, and social inclusive lives.
Mission: To support, care for and protect the physical and mental health of people living with epilepsy and associated learning and physical disabilities through the provision of suitable accommodation, tailored assistance, skills training, and leisure and sports activities.
For more information about The Meath Epilepsy Charity please visit www.meath.org.uk
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