How we make a difference

We believe in a fair and inclusive world, where everyone can live as they choose. Our work has an impact on individuals, the public, organisations, and at national and global levels in order to reach this goal.

Impact for individuals

Our aims

  • Disabled people feel respected, valued and safe, choose where and how they live, and participate freely in social and leisure activities.
  • People achieve improved learning outcomes, their aspirations for work, and financial control.
  • People can optimise their health and wellbeing.

Our actions

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Working for you

We work directly with disabled people to remove barriers they face to live, learn and work as they choose.

How we're planning to impact individuals (PDF — 95 KB)

Impact on organisations and the public

Our aims

  • The public adopts inclusive behaviours towards people with disabilities.
  • Communities are fully accessible – including homes, public spaces and transport.
  • Education providers and employers enable full participation.
  • Technology, products and services are designed to be inclusive.

Our actions


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Working with organisations

We work with organisations and the public to adopt inclusive behaviours and practices.

How we're planning to impact organisations (PDF — 95 KB)

Impact globally and nationally

Our aims

  • Full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Laws enable individuals to live, learn and work as they choose.
  • Resources are allocated to ensure policies are delivered in practice.

Our actions

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Working globally

We influence local, national and global governments to change laws and policies which positively affect the lives of disabled people.

How we're aiming to make a difference globally (PDF — 101KB)

We aim to make sure our information is accessible to everyone. If you need a plain text version of any of the theory of change documents then email us on info@leonardcheshire.org.

Contact us if you’d like a plain text version of the theory of change models