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Leonard Cheshire Disability supports over 21,000 disabled people in the UK and works in 52 countries.
Leonard Cheshire Disability exists to change attitudes to disability and to serve disabled people around the world. Their principal activity in the UK is the provision of services in support of disabled people in the widest context. These services include care homes, supported living, domiciliary support, day services, resource centres, rehabilitation, respite care, personal support and training and assistance for those looking for work.
Campaigning for the civil and human rights of disabled people is also a key activity. Their breadth of experience, knowledge and constituency of disabled people gives us a unique platform from which to engage in public debate and to campaign on the social policy and civil rights issues that have an impact on disabled people.
They also seek to empower individuals, giving a powerful voice to their service users, ensuring that they are involved in the governance of the organisation at all levels, and that the services and support the charity provides are meeting the needs of the disabled people who use them.
Internationally Leonard Cheshire Disability has over 255 partners globally and is part of a Global Alliance of non-governmental organisations in 52 countries.
The core areas of their work include:
- Inclusive Education - promoting disabled children's right to a meaningful education.
- Livelihoods programmes - to enable people with disabilities to become independent.
- Health & Rehabilitation.
- Support to everyday living.
- Training and research in post conflict and post- disaster countries.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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