Still Falling Through the Cracks
The Household Support Fund is for people who "fall through the cracks" of other cost of living support measures. But our new research has found only 9% of the fund reached disabled households in our study.
We are Leonard Cheshire and we provide support to people with disabilities to live, learn and work as independently as they choose whatever their ability.
We offer a variety of services including residential and supported living, therapy suites, social activities as well as training.
We believe in building a fairer, more inclusive society. One that recognises the positive contributions we all make.
"Getting involved with Leonard Cheshire was a game-changer. For years I thought I wouldn't find paid work that suited my campaigning skills because of my disability. But Leonard Cheshire gave me the chance to develop my skills and build my experience."
Joshua Reeves, Campaigns Support Officer (Wales)
Rising costs will soon leave me out of options
One of our supporters told us about the impact the cost of living crisis is having on their life and why they're scared for the future.
"I've become an expert in frugality, owing to the ever-increasing difficulty of making ends meet on disability benefits that have not been adequately adjusted for inflation and rising costs."
Stories, blogs and podcasts
Why it’s never too late to work in social care
Second year Occupational Therapy student Becky shares her placement experience at our care and nursing home Gloucestershire House.
Why I am running the London Marathon
Our very own Dave Hursthouse, Assistive Technology Project Manager at Hill House, will be donning his running shoes and taking on the London Marathon. Dave shares why he will be running for us this year.
Disabled people need to see a social tariff on energy
Gemma Hope, our Director of Policy, examines what recent political developments will mean for disabled people, including this week’s Budget and the Health and Disability White Paper.