Meningitis Now CEO Dr Tom Nutt

Breaking coronavirus news from Meningitis Now

Dr. Tom Nutt | 2nd April 2020

We all may be in lockdown – but we are still here to provide vital help and support

Meningitis Now support - furlough announcement

As advised by the Government, we have taken steps to protect staff, volunteers and all our supporters from the spread of coronavirus, including the closure of our head office in Stroud. 

Meningitis Now continues to provide vital front-line help and support for those that need it.

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In addition to these vital services, we continue to offer direct support to people through a reduced Support team, who will also ensure that our important HealthUnlocked and peer support pages on Facebook remain active. 

Regrettably, the ‘lockdown’ imposed as a result of coronavirus means that the charity is working differently at this time, and only the most essential front-line and back-office activities will be operating as usual. This means that all activities involving face-to-face contact, including home visits, Family Days, Believe and Achieve events, volunteer activity and fundraising events, have been postponed for the time being. Our Rebuilding Futures Fund programme, offering financial support, has regrettably also been paused at this time. 

We understand that this may be a difficult time for people who have had a meningitis experience. It is natural to be worried. If you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact us, but please bear with us as it may take a little longer to respond to your queries.

We’d like to thank everyone who continues to support our work, which is now more critical than ever before. We hope that in these uncertain times, those affected by meningitis can draw comfort from being part of the Meningitis Now family - and know that we are doing our best to be here for them.