Leonard Cheshire Disability
Who are we?
Leonard Cheshire Disability supports thousands of disabled people in the UK and works in more than 50 countries. Our campaigns and services are geared towards improving opportunities for disabled people and supporting them to pursue their goals and to live full lives
Why should I support Leonard Cheshire Disability?
In the UK, we are one of the largest voluntary sector providers of care and support services for disabled people, supporting thousands of people each year We offer social care services (residential, domiciliary, supported living, acquired brain injury, transition, day support, respite care and holiday), employment, education and skills development, business support and leisure programmes. Internationally, we help disabled children to go to school and support disabled adults into jobs and self employment. Our disability and inclusive development research centre provides an evidence base for our work.
For more information on the work we do, or to find out how you can help, go to: www.lcdisability.org.
To find out how you can get involved, click on the Get Involved tab for details on our latest running events.
Where does you money go?
We receive statutory funding from the government, but this only enables us to provide a basic level of care. The extra money we raise through fundraising enables us to provide innovative services and a more personal level of care to help our service users to live their life their way.
£50 will pay for a ‘Jumbo’ computer keyboard for people with limited movement in their hands or for people with visual impairments.
£100 will fund a couple of hours mentoring with a business specialist trained in understanding disabled people’s differing needs to help find employment.
£200 could pay to train two teachers in the third world the skills they need to teach disabled children and non-disabled children together.
£500 could buy a ‘walker’ to help a person with cerebral palsy to maintain their strength and flexibility and move about more independently.
£800 will buy a touch screen monitor enabling people with limited movement in their hands to broadcast a radio programme from our Ability Media Centre.
£1,000 could buy a specially designed fully adjustable bed, enabling a resident to get in and out of bed easily.
£2,000 could buy a ‘tilt table’ to provide pain relief and help breathing, digestion, bone density and posture for a disabled person with little or no movement in their limbs.