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Disabled people still falling through the cracks after missing out on crucial financial support
A vital lifeline, intended by the government for people who might otherwise ‘fall through the cracks’ of other cost of living support measures, is not reaching disabled households in many areas of England, new research by the charity Leonard Cheshire...
New Chair of Leonard Cheshire appointed
Neil Goulden has succeeded David Grayson CBE as Chair of Leonard Cheshire.
Millions of disabled people cut off by lack of accessible taxis
Millions of disabled people are struggling to access vital local services, work and other opportunities because of a lack of wheelchair accessible taxis, research by charity Leonard Cheshire has found.
Disabled adults struggling with inaccessible homes
Disabled adults across the UK are struggling with inaccessible homes, according to research commissioned by disability charity Leonard Cheshire earlier this year.
Disability hate crimes rise to record levels
Disability hate crime reports across England and Wales have risen again – but alleged perpetrators continue to escape justice, new figures obtained by charities Leonard Cheshire and United Response reveal.
Government support falling short for disabled Brits in energy crisis
Hundreds of thousands of disabled people in the UK will face a huge £1,000 hike in energy bills – but planned government support will fall woefully short, warns disability charity, Leonard Cheshire.
Disabled entrepreneurs show their skills at Stelios Awards
A supplier of metal polishing products, a Christmas tree grower and the creator of an innovative skill-matching jobs board are among the winners of this year’s Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs.
Dumfries and Galloway students give back to their communities
Students from Dumfries and Galloway College have been praised after completing a ground-breaking programme centred around inclusion and giving back to the community.
Edinburgh College students’ project to help the homeless
Students from Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus have marked the completion of their ground-breaking homelessness awareness project this month.
Rising costs are a catastrophe for disabled people
Around one in four working-age disabled people in the UK struggle to pay for essentials like food and heating, as their budgets get stretched to breaking point.