The Council of Management met on 15 May for its third meeting of the year.
Members discussed the priority given to research activity by the charity and agreed to continue this discussion at its next meeting.
With the Council elections due at the Annual General Meeting in June, members noted that afterwards there would still be a vacancy for one more person. The idea of using Council’s power to co-opt someone as a Council member was discussed and it was agreed to conclude this discussion at the July Council meeting.
The charity’s Scientific Awards Panel presented a recommendation to the Council for funding a new research project led by Dr Amanda Woods of the University of Birmingham. Council agreed to provide a research grant of £28,732 over 12 months for the project called ‘Understanding the challenges and impact of parenting with epilepsy: A focus on mothers’.
All five of the Council Committees presented their annual activity reports to Council and all five were renewed for a further 12 months with no changes made to their terms of reference.
At the conclusion of the meeting, members received detailed operational updates from Helen Murray-Sharpe, National Manager for Local Services, and Dianne Flatt, Fundraising Manager.