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About us

For more than 70 years, we have been supporting disabled people. In the UK and around the world, we work with partners to open doors to opportunity. We also work hard to break down barriers that deny disabled people their basic rights.

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How we make a difference

Our work has global and national impact for individuals and organisations. Through our aims and actions, we believe a fair and inclusive world for everyone is possible.

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Our people

We have 6,000 staff and 6,500 volunteers supporting more than 30,000 people. Find out more about the people who work for and support us.

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Our history

On 22 May 1948, former RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire took a dying man, who had nowhere else to go, into his home.

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Press and media

We work with journalists and media platforms to ensure that disability is represented in the news. 

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Contact us

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