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Leonard Cheshire welcomes IDC report on value of UK Aid

Tiziana Oliva, Executive Director, Global Influencing and Impact responds to the International Development Committee’s (IDC) recent report, which demonstrates the importance of retaining the Department for International Development’s (DFID) expertise...

Hydon seeks virtual fundraisers

Residents, staff and volunteers at a Leonard Cheshire care home in Godalming have been determined to go the distance for their annual ‘Hydon Hobble’ fundraiser and are taking the event online this year instead.

Mark's story will resonate with Croydon's disabled community

Disabled people have been among those groups hit hardest by Covid-19. A new campaign by international disability charity Leonard Cheshire is shining a spotlight on the challenges disabled people face gaining employment, which could be heightened...

Reaction to mini-budget

Our Director of Policy, Gemma Hope, reacts to today’s mini-budget, where Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £30bn package to save jobs.

Disabled people doubt Equality Act a decade on

More than two thirds (71%*) of disabled people are unlikely to use the courts to challenge inaccessibility in their communities, despite experiencing widespread problems.