About Leonard Cheshire Disability
At Leonard Cheshire Disability, we work for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe that disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose - with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically, and to participate fully in society.
Leonard Cheshire Disability supports thousands of disabled people both in the UK and in more than 50 other countries. We help people with physical impairments, learning difficulties and long-term health conditions, as well as their carers, friends and families.
The needs and aspirations of disabled people are at the heart of what we do. By providing services and helping everyone to understand disability and combat discrimination, we aim to remove the barriers that can stop people with disabilities from pursuing their goals and living their lives to the full.
What we do
We are one of the UK's largest voluntary sector providers of services for disabled people. Our wide range of services provide support, respite and care for people with disabilities and their carers.
Whether you are seeking education and skills development, employment support, social care or leisure activities, we are here to help.
We have over 200 local services and projects, including residential homes, daytime activities, support in your own home and short break. All of our services are designed to meet the needs and priorities of disabled people.
Our aim is to maximise personal choice and independence for people with disabilities.
Find out more about our services.
We campaign alongside people with disabilities to influence government policies and to change people's attitudes. Through our campaigns, we ensure that the issues that matter to disabled people are heard.
Our national campaigns are led by the views and experiences of disabled people. On a local level, we support people to campaign on the issues that affect them in their communities. With over 60 years' experience, we have the knowledge to campaign on the issues disabled people tell us matter most to them.
Find out more about our campaigns.
Leonard Cheshire Disability works with a network of more than 250 organisations in over 50 countries. Together, we are part of a Global Alliance sharing best practice and growing local campaigns.
By supporting people with disabilities to secure education, livelihoods and healthcare, we help them to have their voices heard in every society around the world.
Find out more about our work around the world.
How you can help
It is thanks to the support and contribution of our fundraisers, volunteers and donors that our life-changing work can continue. There are many ways you can support us. Whether you can offer your time or support us financially, we will find a rewarding opportunity for you:
- We have many fundraising activities that you can get involved in, from sporting challenges to social events.
- The people who volunteer for Leonard Cheshire Disability tell us that they find volunteering with us both enjoyable and fulfilling.
- Donations are the lifeblood of Leonard Cheshire Disability, allowing us to innovate, to go the extra mile and to make a real difference.
We rely on the generosity of people like you to help us continue our work so please get in touch
and support disabled people in the UK and around the world in whatever way you can.