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Celebrating Syd's 20-year volunteering milestone

One of Leonard Cheshire’s most decorated volunteers has a reason to celebrate this Volunteers’ Week, commemorating 20 years of befriending residents and transforming lives at Cheshire House in Inverness.

Disabled youngsters in London get employability boost

Over a hundred disabled youngsters in the capital are set to benefit from work experience and volunteering placements as we emerge from the pandemic, thanks to an innovative new scheme from pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

Our response to the Queen’s Speech

Responding to the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 11 May 2021, our Director of Policy Gemma comments on the government’s various policy commitments.

Prioritising girls with disabilities' education

Our Director of Policy Gemma Hope responds to the FCDO’s recent ‘Declaration on girls’ education: recovering from COVID-19 and unlocking agenda 2030’ following G7 discussions.

Language matters. Why words hurt

Our Chief Executive Ruth Owen addresses some of the responses we've received in reaction to our Words Hurt campaign.