Past projectsMost of our projects have funding for a fixed period. Here is some information about some of the projects we have run in the past.
- In Touch
- Yoodo Sports
- European Highway to Entrepreneurship
- Ready to Start
- Entrepreneur success stories
- Training resource to support those working with young disabled people around their sexual health and wellbeing.
- Five powerful drama pieces with suggestions for guided discussion, linked activities and further work, as well as other films about sex and relationships.
Yoodo SportsYoodo Sports was an inclusive buddy scheme aiming to get people active. Funded by Sport England, with additional funding from Comic Relief, the project provided disabled people and people with long term health conditions the chance to link up with volunteer buddies to access sport and physical activity opportunities of their choice. If you are still interested in finding an activity, a club, class or coach in your area, please check out spogo, the sport and fitness finder.
European Highway to EntrepreneurshipThis was a partnership between seven organisations across Europe. Each worked with people from disadvantaged groups to support them to become independent from social welfare and to take a full part in society and their local community, through self-employment and enterprise. The partners produced a manual, which condenses the experiences and findings of the project and includes tips for tutors/advisors and information for people who want to start up a business or tackle the European market. Download the European Highway to Entrepreneurship manual (PDF).
Ready to Start
Enabled4GrowthEnabled4Growth (E4G) ran from 2009 to 2012 and helped businesses, led by disabled people in London, survive difficult trading conditions, improve their financial health, and prepare for and achieve business expansion. As well as working directly with disabled-led businesses, E4G created a network of financial services and funds that recognise the value of working with disabled business leaders. As funding has come to an end for E4G, business support may be available in London from the following organisations:
- GLE One London
- The British Library Business and Intellectual Property Centre
- Enterprise Enfield
- Portobello Business Centre
- South East Enterprise
Entrepreneur success storiesOver the years, Leonard Cheshire Disability has been privileged to work with a wide range of determined and resourceful entrepreneurs who have gone forward to create dynamic and successful businesses, through the Ready to Start, Enabled4Growth and Be the Boss projects. Leonard Cheshire Disability teamed up with the Royal British Legion to provide enterprise support to disabled veterans, through the Be the Boss programme. We provided support and advice on running a small business successfully to recent UK Service leavers. We offered guidance and mentoring in areas such as business planning, financial management and customer retention. Please choose from the links below to read about the achievements of just some of the entrepreneurs who we have worked with.
Chris Davis - Wicked Waists
Matt Dimbylow - Sportitots
Maria Zedda - Wideaware
Adrian Carter - Carter's Caterers
Stephen Collins - Lazarus Mobility
Wendy Irwin - GODS
Roland Stow - Japauto-Speed UK
Lawrence Marazzi - Agility Motors
Darren Gregg - C.R.E.A.M Academy
Carol Laskey - Swindon Laser Clinic
Richard Berry - Y Knot
Tushar Patel - Oxygen IT
Karen Standen - Four Paws Aqua
Jeremy Freeman - Treeblocks
Sue Scott-Horne - Educational Games & Resources