We're inviting people from the north-west recovering from or living with the after-effects of meningitis to a Rebuilding Futures day.
The free day will provide a wealth of practical information and skills to support everyone fighting back from the devastating disease and seeking to move forward with their life.
It takes place at Blackpool Zoo, Lancashire on Saturday 12 March and is aimed at adults across the north-west, whether affected directly or with a family experience.
“Although many people who survive meningitis will make a good recovery, some will be left with lifelong and disabling after-effects – the impact of this disease is huge for them and their family, changing lives forever."
“Our Rebuilding Futures day will focus on the challenges people face, and how we and our partner organisations can help and support them as they rebuild their lives."
“It will give them the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of recovery and the after-effects of the disease, and provide practical skills and information to help them.”
Susette Worgan-Brown, event organiser and our Senior Information and Education Officer
The day will cover a variety of topics including post-traumatic stress, caring for carers, acquired brain injury, fatigue, memory loss, research and sharing personal experiences. Partner organisations will also provide support and information about hearing loss, limb-loss and family support.
The day also provides an opportunity for everyone attending to meet others who have had meningitis and share experiences.
Places are limited to two adults per family and will be filled on a first come first served basis. To find out more or to register visit our website here or email Susette on firstname.lastname@example.org