Welcome from our Chief Executive, Adam Sampson:
“Welcome to St Elizabeth’s – a vibrant community supporting people with epilepsy and other profound disabilities towards an independent and fulfilled life. It is – and I can say this because I have only recently joined it – a truly amazing place, combining the best of new therapies and technologies with a century-old tradition of care and expertise. But we are not standing still. As a new CEO of a newly independent charity, I am eager to help us develop even further: expanding our reach and deepening our offer. The next few years for St Elizabeth’s will be very exciting. We hope you can join us on our journey!”
Based across 68 acres of beautiful countryside, St Elizabeth's is the only national charity supporting children and adults of all ages with epilepsy and other complex medical conditions, the severity of which impacts upon their health, social, behaviour, learning and emotional development. We offer access to high-quality, individualised care, education and leisure opportunities, helping everyone to live their lives to the fullest.
Over the past 115 years, St Elizabeth's has grown and developed to comprise a non-maintained special School for both boarders and day students, a specialist Further Education College, domiciliary care for College learners, residential care with nursing for 102 adults across 12 purpose built bungalows and adult respite care, a comprehensive Day Opportunities programme for residents and day clients and 24 hour health provision provided by specialist nurses and therapists.
The charity was previously one of the charitable works of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liège (“the Congregation”), a Catholic religious congregation, founded in 1833 in Liège, Belgium. On 1st October 2018, St Elizabeth's Centre became a charity in it's own right, continuing the wonderful work established by the Daughters of the Cross of Liège over 100 years ago.
Our Board of Trustees meet five times a year and advise the Strategic Leadership Team on all aspects of the Centre's strategic direction and monitoring of our work.
In addition, there is a Home Advisory Committee and a Board of School and College Governors to advise on the operation of the Adult Care Services, School and College respectively.
Our Centre-wide Strategic Leadership Team undertake the routine day-to-day management of over 600 multi-disciplinary staff at St Elizabeth's and of the services they deliver such as Care, Domestics, Maintenance, HR, Fundraising and more!
Please click here for a copy of our most recent Annual Accounts (2017-2018).