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How we help

The impact of meningitis is devastating - leaving people bereaved or facing a future with lifelong disability. Even if the outcome of meningitis is a positive one, the trauma of going through the disease or watching a loved one fight for their life can remain.

At Meningitis Now we understand how meningitis and septicaemia can change people's lives in an instant. The suddenness of the disease can lead to confusion, feelings of isolation and disbelief.

With nearly 30 years' experience of supporting people after meningitis strikes, we can help you with our wide range of support services.

It is easy to reach us:

•     Call our Helpline on 0808 80 10 388 or email us [email protected]

•     Call our Founder, Steve Dayman, on 07903 412144 (Steve lost his son Spencer to meningitis in 1982 and started the meningitis movement in the UK)

•     Contact the member of our Community Support team in your area

Remember, you are not on your own.

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We are here to help and offer the following services:

No matter which services you use, we make you a priority; we have no waiting lists and they are not means-tested.

If you are interested in finding out how we can help, give us a call on 0808 80 10 388 and we can talk everything through. Requesting a home visit can be a great starting point.


"So many thanks to everyone. I don't think I would have coped without your support."



Meningitis Now is the new name for Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust. Our goals remain the same – saving lives and rebuilding futures.

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"The support we received was invaluable at a time where we were confused and felt very alone."

Find out how we helped Cavan's family

Support close to you


Our Community team are based across the country, they can help with home visits and other support.

Find your local support officer