We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy

Richard Chapman

Richard Chapman

I was diagnosed as having epilepsy in my early teens and first became aware of the Association when I was looking for help and advice myself. I subsequently became involved with its work playing an active role in the Branch network for over 20 years and training as an accredited volunteer.

I have been a member of the Council of Management since 1987 and during that period have been Honorary Treasurer and twice Chair of Council. The Association has changed greatly over that period both in size, influence and prestige.

I strongly support the Association's role in pressing for a better deal for people with epilepsy in the fields of education, health and welfare provision from a heartfelt desire to help breakdown some of the barriers that I faced when I was younger. I believe that the most important thing we do is provide a free source of information and advice for people with the condition and those who are newly diagnosed.

I am now semi-retired having been employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessors for over 25 years on a range of conservation policy issues, including representing UK interests internationally and within the EU. I am currently also a co-opted member of Narborough Parish Council.

My partner also has epilepsy. We have a son who is currently in secondary school.

There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment...

Contact Author

Epilepsy Action changes lives – thanks to people like you.

We would like to keep you up to date about our work and need your permission to do so.

What would you like to hear about?

How would you like to hear from us?

Please tick one or more options

The details you provide will only be used by Epilepsy Action and its trading company (or those working on our behalf). Epilepsy Action will never swap, share or sell your details.

For more information about how we use and protect your data visit epilepsy.org.uk/privacy

To update your preferences, please contact our supporter care team on 0113 210 8800 or visit epilepsy.org.uk/contact

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.