Meningitis and Me is a needs analysis exercise being carried out for us by specialist consultants Alterline.
It will involve online questionnaires to help us better understand the impact that meningitis has on you and your family, together with some in-depth interviews.
Collecting this quantitative and qualitative evidence will enable us to evaluate the awareness and the impact of our current support and, through that, to improve our understanding of your needs, wants and aspirations, informing directly our priorities for research, awareness, support and campaigning.
We’d love you to get involved in this exercise. We’re looking for 1,000+ responses to our online questionnaire, which will be available on our website soon – we’ll let you know when it’s ready.
It will only take a few minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire but it will make a really important contribution to our work. We appreciate that this may prove a difficult and painful exercise for many of you, but we hope you will recognise its importance and take part. We’d be really grateful for your help.
Work will continue on analysing and following up your responses throughout the summer, with the findings scheduled to be published in the autumn.
Meningitis and Me, alongside our current round of chief executive roadshows, will help to inform our new five year plan, Vision 2020, which we will publish to coincide with our 30th anniversary next year.
Clare Davis, our Director of Services, Research and Education, who is leading the exercise, said: “We’re very keen to engage supporters in this exercise and hear first-hand from you about your experiences and aspirations. As a charity it’s vital that we exist and succeed because we make a real difference to people’s lives – telling us how we can better do this will play a big part in shaping our future strategic direction.”