International

More than one billion people with disabilities, 15% of the world’s population, make up one of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups within society. They are routinely denied their most basic human rights – cut off from education, employment and healthcare. Many live in extreme poverty.

At Leonard Cheshire Disability, we work to change that. With over 65 years’ experience and a deeply rooted network of over 200 Leonard Cheshire Global Alliance members in 54 countries, we have a powerful understanding of disability.

We take a unique approach to international development through:

  • Innovative development programmes that transform the lives of people with disabilities in 12 countries in Africa and Asia through education, livelihoods and healthcare.
  • Cutting edge campaigns that empower people with disabilities to bring about lasting change.
  • World class research at our world renowned disability and inclusive development centre at University College London that improves policy, practice and programmes.

You can support our work by making a donation now.