National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy - NCYPE
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in
childhood and affects one in two hundred children. Of these as many as 30
percent continue to have seizures as well as a range of related disabilities
including learning, physical and emotional difficulties. In the UK alone,
epilepsy affects over 75,000 children and young people.
The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE)
is the UK’s leading provider of education, treatment and care for children and
young people with epilepsy and the voice of childhood epilepsy.
A national charity, The NCYPE provides day and residential
special education services for students aged between 5 and 25 years of age
through its St Piers School and St Piers Further Education College.
It also offers a range of childhood epilepsy diagnostic,
assessment, outreach and rehabilitation services to assist children aged 3 and
upwards from across the UK to better cope with their epilepsy while continuing
to be supported in their local communities.
In Autumn 2005 The NCYPE opened a 52-week care home for
children with severe epilepsy and other complex needs who would otherwise
require placement in respite care during school holidays.
Last year The NCYPE, in conjunction with Great Ormond
Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and the Institute of Child Health,
established Europe’s first chair in childhood epilepsy - The Prince of Wales’s
Chair in Childhood Epilepsy. Professor Brian Neville, who has been appointed to
this new professorial post, will lead Europe’s largest multi-disciplinary group
of clinical scientists devoted to childhood epilepsy.
The multifaceted work of The NCYPE - diagnosis, assessment,
treatment, research, education and care - concentrates on the needs of those
most severely affected by epilepsy in the UK with the aim of securing better
futures for these children and young people.
To find out the latest news and events please visit:
For further information contact:
The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy
St Piers Lane, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6PW
Tel: 01342 832 243
Fax: 01342 834 639
NCYPE CHRISTMAS PROMOTION
than just a card this Christmas… help young people with epilepsy
This year buy
your Christmas cards from The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE)
and the money you spend will go directly towards helping to improve the lives of
children and young people with complex epilepsy.
Epilepsy is the
most common neurological disorder in childhood. It affects more than 75 000
children and young people in the UK. The NCYPE provides care for young people
with epilepsy who suffer from complex problems such as difficult to control
seizures, emotional and behavioural difficulties and physical disabilities.
Surrey The NCYPE’s offers day and residential places at its St Piers School and
St Piers Further Education College, and a range of epilepsy diagnostic,
assessment and rehabilitation services. The complex needs of the children and
young people at The NCYPE mean that specialised equipment and facilities are
really can help
to make a difference.
information or to place an order please call the Fundraising Team on: 01342 831
245 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org