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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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITE UPDATE

Please note that Epilepsy Society has now closed its site to the public, including dog walkers, in order to safeguard the vulnerable residents who live here. We hope you will understand and we look forward to welcoming everyone again during more settled times.

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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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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.

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

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Take part in our immersive 360-degree experience which takes you on the journey of a genome through our wet laboratory. Our research team will explain what happens to a patient's genome at every stage through video and interactive elements.

Fund groundbreaking research

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We aim to bring forward the day when epilepsy is not a hidden disability – no longer a stigma that is hidden in the shadows and misunderstood. Help shape the future of clinical provision for people with epilepsy. Join us in being part of this journey by giving your support.