Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Top disability and lifestyle magazine looks at meningitis

Andy Hopkinson | 10th May 2022

We’re pleased to see our work supporting those fighting back from meningitis featuring in the latest issue of Enable, the UK’s leading disability and lifestyle magazine

Enable magazine looks at meningitis

The May/June issue of the magazine, which you can read here, is filled with engaging and exciting content, helping to highlight key voices and important topics in the disability community.

We worked with Enable editor Emma Storr, looking at the long-term effects of meningitis and how our Rebuilding Futures Fund was making a dream come true for seven-year-old Sebastian

The Enable article also tells the story of one of our Believe & Achieve peer mentors Holly Loach and her relationship with her cochlear implants. Holly lost her hearing following meningitis at 14 months.

Highlight our work

Trevor Reid, our Director of Fundraising and Communications, said: “It’s good to work with these national magazines, not just to raise the profile of the charity and the disease but also to highlight some of the great work we are doing to fight back against meningitis. 

“We hope this issue’s article will introduce even more people to our charity and the range of support that we can offer.”

Also in this issue, to mark Carers Week (6 to 12 June), an article explores the many faces of carers and shares their unique experiences. Emma said: “It is estimated that unpaid carers save the economy £132 billion ever year, but many carers are still fighting for support and rights.

“We’re pleased to highlight the work of Meningitis Now. We are always working on new ways to connect with disabled people, carers, healthcare professionals and other people in the community to share factual news and information. 

“Making the magazine available digitally is a good way to reach the disability community.”

Read the latest issue.

  • Meningitis Now Rebuilding Futures Fund helps Sebastian get cycling

    Rebuilding Futures for Sebastian

    We're delighted to help fund a bespoke trike for Sebastian, who lives with epilepsy, poor balance and co-ordination as a result of meningitis

  • Meningitis vaccine

    Keep up to date with vaccines

    As uptake of infant MMR vaccinations falls to a 10-year low, parents are urged to keep up to date with routine vaccinations - including for meningitis

  • Jennifer shares impact of meningitis on her brother with Believe & Achieve.png

    My brother, meningitis and me

    Jennifer shares the impact of living with a brother who had meningitis, and the great experiences they've both had of our Believe & Achieve programme

  • Meningitis bacteria swab

    IMD figures for 2020-21

    Latest data for meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia shows a reduction in cases - although MenB is on the rise again