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Arco donates £72,000 to help fight Covid
The UK’s leading safety company, Arco, has come to the aid of Leonard Cheshire’s care homes to help to keep residents safe in these uncertain times.
Disability in the South Asian Community
Leonard Cheshire will host Disability in the South Asian Community, on 17 August (3pm-4pm) as part of South Asian Heritage Month.
Supporting disabled people to become more digitally connected
The disability charity Leonard Cheshire Cymru have received funding to support disabled people in their services to become more digitally connected.
Reform of welfare is long overdue
Our director of policy Gemma Hope responds to the UK Government Health and Disability Green Paper and its response to Health is everyone’s business’ consultation.
Invest in social care and it could pay for itself
If the government reforms social care it could boost the economy by £6 billion to £20 billion, including £1-4 billion in income tax.
Foreign aid secure equal rights
Our Managing Director of Global Influencing and Programmes Tiziana Oliva responds to the government’s vote to maintain the cut in overseas aid from 0.7% to 0.5%.
Disability influencer takes on superhero coastal challenge
Disability influencer and advocate Ali Hemsley is dressing up as her favourite superheroes and walking almost 25 miles of Sussex coastline to raise money for pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire.
Local boys take on Peaks challenge for care home
Schoolboys and brothers Raif, 9, and Danyal Noor , 6, are going to cycle 20km (over 12 miles) through the Peak District, to raise money for a local care home for disabled adults.
Kray-Z Legz becomes Global Youth Ambassador
Rap musician Kray-Z Legz is joining international disability charity, Leonard Cheshire, as a Global Youth Ambassador for music.
Put young people at heart of pandemic response, report urges
National governments must make youth with disabilities ‘part of the solution’ to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from international pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire has urged.