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Our Chalfont Centre

Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire has been the charity's home since it was founded in 1892. Explore our on-site facilities, volunteering and career opportunities, events and more below.

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Our Chalfont Centre

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Leading the world in groundbreaking research.

Over the course of a history that spans three centuries, the DNA of both Epilepsy Society and Chalfont St Peter have become intrinsically entwined. The village is very much a part of the life blood of the charity and vice versa.

Our epilepsy experts and care homes not only provide specialised care for people with epilepsy onsite and across the UK, but are also leading the world in groundbreaking research into the genetic causes of epilepsy.

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Leading care provider

Our range of care is tailored to the needs of each individual, and our professional staff are committed to maximising the life potential of everyone within our care homes. 

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Cutting edge research

Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre is unique in bringing together intellectual capital to form a powerhouse multidisciplinary team who contribute to a wide ranging spectrum of research.

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Epilepsy Support

Our confidential epilepsy helpline and online information give help and support to people who are affected by epilepsy.

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Advocacy

We are a voice for people with epilepsy, striving to push epilepsy up the political agenda and bring about change at government level.

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Our history

The National Society for the Employment of Epileptics (NSEE) was launched in 1892 by a group of London philanthropists and medical men. The aim of the Society was to establish a 'colony' for people with epilepsy who were capable of work but couldn't find employment due to their condition and the prevailing social attitudes of the time.

Our services

Coffee shop

We offer a very warm welcome to all in our community Coffee Shop. We sell a wide range of coffee, flavoured teas, milkshakes and smoothies to quench your thirst at very reasonable prices.

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Volunteering at Chalfont

The volunteers at our Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire make an invaluable difference to the lives of our 92 residents who live with epilepsy, often as part of more complex needs.

Interested in becoming part of our team?

Read more about our vacancies and hear from local people about what it is like to work for Epilepsy Society.

Our research

Donate to Epilepsy Society

In these challenging times, we rely on donations to ensure vital services for our beneficiaries can continue. If you can spare a donation or pledge a monthly gift, you can help fund research breakthroughs and provide vital support for everyone affected by epilepsy.