We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy

About Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 600,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition, we offer assistance to people in a number of ways including a national network of branches, accredited volunteers, regular regional conferences and freephone and email helplines.

Questions About Epilepsy:

Epilepsy Action Head Office:

We welcome comments, compliments and complaints. We also have a whistleblowing policy.

  • Address: how to get here - map
    New Anstey House
    Gate Way Drive
    LS19 7XY
  • Phone: 0113 210 8800
    International Callers: +44 113 210 8800
  • Fax: 0113 391 0300
    International: +44 113 391 0300
  • Email: epilepsy@epilepsy.org.uk

Epilepsy Action is a working name of British Epilepsy Association.

British Epilepsy Association is a Registered Charity (Registered in England No. 234343) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered in England No. 797997).

Registered Office: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY, United Kingdom.


  • Baroness Ford of Cunninghame

Past President:

  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton

Vice Presidents:

  • Karen Armstrong 
  • William Fiennes 
  • Dr Evan Harris
  • Paul Maynard MP
  • Darren Millar AM
  • Lord Smith of Leigh
  • Laura Sandys
  • Professor Ray Tallis
  • Stephen Twigg MP

Legal documents:

Article 59 of the our Articles of Association allows the council of management from time to time to alter, add to or repeal such reasonable and proper rules or bye-laws as it deems necessary or expedient for the proper conduct and management of the charity. In exercising this power, no rule or bye-law can be inconsistent with, or can affect or repeal anything contained in, the memorandum or the articles. On 4 April 2017, the council of management approved and adopted three new bye-laws. These have been added to the existing eight bye-laws and are numbered 9 to 11. All of the bye-laws can be seen below:

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