The National Society for the Employment of Epileptics (NSEE) was launched in 1892 by a group of London contributors and medical men. The aim of the Society was to establish a 'group' for people with epilepsy that are efficient to work but couldn't find employment due to their condition and to succeed social attitudes of the time. At that time, many people with epilepsy were confined to workhouses or protection due to difficulties in finding work and lodgings.
In meanwhile, the Society obtained a new name. At the beginning of the century the name is The National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, and now it was changed again to The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE).
On 1 January 2011, we decided a new working name, Epilepsy Society. By simplifying and shortening the name, we hope to reach out to more people affected by epilepsy help attain our vision of ‘a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy’. We changed orange colour of NSE to Epilepsy Society purple. This is because of purple is the international colour for epilepsy. We remain the only United Kingdom epilepsy charity to deliver a full programme of medical research and development in epilepsy. And we continued to provide expert residential care, medical care and information services including our pamphlets and videos, helpline and information desks in NHS hospitals.Read More»