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We must consult disabled people
Our response to the Official for National Statistics (ONS) survey and statistics release on coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain.
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.
Ground-breaking community programmes receive £5.58m funding boost
Two innovative programmes that give people with disabilities the opportunity to develop skills and lead change in their local communities have been given over £5m from the Covid-19 Support Fund.
COVID-19 has amplified disability inequalities
Our Director of Policy Gemma Hope responds to the ONS findings on the impact of the pandemic on disabled people in February 2021.
Cheltenham firm supports local Leonard Cheshire home with vital protective equipment
Staff at a Leonard Cheshire home for disabled adults in Cheltenham have expressed huge thanks to local firm Cotswold Scrubs for a vital donation of PPE.
South West volunteers come together for carers
Leonard Cheshire care workers across the South West and Gloucestershire have received 500 protective face shields thanks to an initiative in Devon and Somerset.
Chiltern academy steps up for carers
An academy in Luton has donated 400 protective visors to help protect Leonard Cheshire carers in response to their urgent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appeal.
PPE supply problems remain despite national efforts
Social care providers still can’t get adequate supplies of vital personal protective equipment through Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) that were mobilised by the Government as part of its response to Coronavirus.
Bath school supports local Leonard Cheshire home with vital PPE donation
A Leonard Cheshire home for disabled adults in Timsbury has given its heartfelt thanks to a Bath school for a vital donation of PPE.
Oar-some appeal raises £5,000 for frontline staff
Cardiff man Chris Jones has rowed the distance between Cardiff and London to raise thousands of pounds for leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire’s urgent PPE appeal.