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Annual report 2015/16

Empowering individual choice

Our annual report and accounts gives you an overview of our activities over 2015/16. It also provides the opportunity to give you a snapshot of what we do and why we do it.

Sally Davis - chairman‘I would like to thank the trustees, for giving me the opportunity to lead this extraordinary organisation and the staff for their continued commitment, dedication and passion to deliver our mission.’— Sally Davis, chair

Read the full message from the chair.

Rosemarie Pardington‘It was a great privilege to be asked by new chair, Sally Davis, to step up to the senior leadership role of acting chief executive for a short period of time at our wonderful charity.’— Rosemarie Pardington, acting chief executive

Read the full message from the acting chief executive.

 Empowering people

  • Man showing resident a fishover 180 services which aim to provide people with the very best support. We support people in their own homes, residential homes, supported living services and in specialist services like rehabilitation centres for people with brain injuries
  • 20 social and leisure services help people to be part of the community. This includes transport services and accessible holidays

Read more about how we empowered people in 2015/16.

Raising awareness and influencing policy

  • Home Truths campaigners with placards400,000 visits to our website during 2015/16. That's over 1,000 visitors a day
  • Facebook likes increased by over 80%
  • gained 30% more Twitter followers
  • 30% of councils have committed to changing their policies on 15-minute care visits
  • 30% of councils have committed to no visit being less than 30 minutes

Learn how we've been raising awareness of our work.

Developing life and work skills

  • Change100 interns talkingChange 100 had 368 applications, 110 universities, and placed 51 students with 24 employers
  • it increased placements by 450%
  • Can Do has 1,300 students providing over 6000 volunteering opportunities

 See how we've been helping to develop skills.

Supporting people around the world

  • Junior Onango playingthe Global Alliance is 200 Leonard Cheshire Disability organisations, working across 54 countries
  • we helped 7,839 children into primary education in five countries in Africa and Asia
  • we supported 1,500 more children into school
  • we trained 11,953 people and helped them into employment
  • over the next four years, we want to enrich the lives of 100,000 disabled people in Africa and Asia

Discover what we've been doing internationally.

Raising money to support the individual

  • Team Leonard Cheshire at the London Marathon79 people took part in the London Marathon raising £210,000
  • gifts in wills last year accounted for £7.3 million from 173 supporters
  • in the last year, we received £7.7 million in donations

Find out about all our fundraising work. 

Working with volunteers

  • Roddy volunteering in a service22,408 hours volunteered by 350 drivers
  • last year, volunteers gave over 330,000 hours of their time, which is worth around £2.5 million
  • 1,229 individual volunteers

Learn about the work of all our wonderful volunteers.

Working well and becoming more effective

  • Laura on an exercise bike at Danybryna new social care development strategy
  • a review of our information governance systems
  • a new people strategy

 Look at the ways we are working to improve the ways we work.

For full details, including financial statements, download the full PDF of our annual report and accounts for 2015/16.