Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

2017 marks 100 years since the birth of our founder, Leonard Cheshire. Find out about the events and activities we have planned for his centenary!

Archive photo of Leonard Cheshire with an image of a modern-day disabled woman superimposed

We work for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose. To have the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute and participate fully in society.

That belief is at the heart of everything we do.

For over 65 years, we have supported disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in:

  •     people’s own homes
  •     supported rented accommodation
  •     residential homes
  •     day centres
  •     respite services

We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through employment, volunteering and digital inclusion projects.

We campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.

Internationally, we are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities which works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.

Registered Charity No. 218186