Who we are

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.

Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

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.

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, in supported rented accommodation, in residential homes, in day centres and through respite services.

We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through our employment, education, enterprise, health, 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 that works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.