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RAF veteran celebrates 100th birthday
Staff and residents at Leonard Cheshire’s Eden Square service in Urmston, Greater Manchester came together last Wednesday to celebrate the 100th birthday of a Second World War veteran who flew with Group Captain Leonard Cheshire.
Disabled young people left behind by Covid recovery
The government must act now to halt the unfolding employment crisis amongst disabled young people, leading UK disability charity Leonard Cheshire has warned.
Statement about the adult social care sector and workforce in England
Adult social care job vacancies in England have been found to be far higher than before the pandemic. Our CEO Ruth Owen OBE has issued a statement about the issues this raises.
No repercussions for disability hate crimes on rail networks
As commuting levels begin to surge again, disability charities call for better measures to deter disability hate crime on the country’s rail networks.
Lockdowns trigger surge in disability hate crime
Online disability hate crime soared by more than 50% across England and Wales during 2020/21, disturbing new figures reveal Wednesday 6 October 2021.
Phil running for inclusive employment
A city worker from Suffolk is running this Sunday’s London Marathon for leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire.
Community backs local volunteer as he gears up for 81st long distance race
Volunteer van driver Gurbir Singh Parmar, also known as Arnie, is set to run his 81st long distance race as he prepares for the London Marathon on 3 October.
Flexible working removes barriers for disabled people
Our Director of Policy Gemma Hope responds to the government proposal to give all employees the right to request flexible working from their first day at a job.
Four doctors take on London Marathon
Four doctor friends who met at medical school in London are taking on the London Marathon on 3 October to raise more than £7,000 for Leonard Cheshire.
A step forward but more is urgently needed
Our CEO Ruth Owen responds to the government's announcement about £12 billion per year on average investment in health and social care over the next three years.