Leonard Cheshire Disability

Type: Organization
Name: Leonard Cheshire Disability
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

90% of disabled people live below the poverty line. Leonard Cheshire wants to do something about that

CEO Claire Pelham explains why more must be done to ensure everyone is valued equally."People say we’re not here to change the world. But that’s exactly why we’re here," says Pelham.Few people have heard of Leonard Cheshire Disability, one of the world’s ... [Published 2Degrees - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Call to assist disabled pupils

SCHOOL management committees have been urged to consider accessibility for the disabled children during construction of buildings.Leonard Cheshire Disability, an NGO that protects rights of children with disabilities in Homa Bay county, said many children ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Stelios offers £50K prize to disabled entrepreneurs

DISABLED entrepreneurs are being given the chance of winning £50,000 in this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises outstanding ... [Published All Together Now - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Comms campaigns I wish I'd done

At a recent seminar we invited 12 speakers to share a comms campaign they really admire.The presentations are below. We'd love to hear which is your favourite, and why, in the comments section under the videos.1. Campaign: Long Live SouthbankPresenter: ... [Published CharityComms - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Migori County to make education for disabled girls compulsory, MCA

The Migori County Assembly will soon make education of the mentally and physically challenged girls compulsory if a proposed bill is passed by the assembly.Assembly education committee chairperson Meressa Tingo said a bill to ensure that education of ... [Published Kenya News Agency - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

The social care sector must pull together to address the funding crisis

_ No-one who works in care services would have been in the least surprised at the two pieces of news this week. The LGA told us on Monday that care for disabled people was at "make or break point". And on Wednesday the due to budget cuts.The pressure ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Future of adult social services unsustainable despite ‘Herculean success’ of staff

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) annual budget survey released today has revealed a 1.9 per cent reduction in spending in social care services in 2014/15.ADASS president David Pearson commended the continuing work being done by ... [Published Home Care UK - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Housing: Accessibility — Question

Lord Best (Crossbench)My Lords, I thank the Minister on behalf of the noble Baroness, Lady Wilkins. She had a terrible accident in the other place , has broken both her legs and will be in Stoke Mandeville Hospital for some months.Can the Minister reassure ... [Published They Work For You - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Brilliant new service gives wheelchair users a lift

Wheelchair user Colin McCooey and support worker Sebastian Taylor get a lift from Michael Henderson at Cheshire House.DISABLED wheelchair users in Inverness now have their own dedicated taxi.Already the bookings are pouring in for the new service which ... [Published Highland News - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Teenager’s 10 mile trike for charity

Sixteen-year-old Charlie Williams is cycling ten miles to raise money for Leonard Cheshire Disability.Three years ago Charlie took part in the London Mini Wheelchair Marathon, raising over £3,000 for two local charities, Poole Sailability and Victoria ... [Published Mags4dorset - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Disabled students kick off their careers as summer placements get underway

A group of talented students are launching their careers today (Monday 16 June) as the first placements start on Leonard Cheshire Disability’s new internship scheme Change100.The charity launched Change100 to help address the shocking fact that more than ... [Published Enable Magazine - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Leonard Cheshire wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to raise awareness of history of disabled people

The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has received £53,000 for a project to raise awareness of the history of disabled people. The Leonard Cheshire Disability Archive project will demonstrate the changes in how disabled people lived their lives and ... [Published Enable Magazine - Jun 13 2014]

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"People say we’re not here to change the world. But that’s exactly why we’re here" says Pelham
Clare Pelham, chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability said: "These findings are disturbing. If one disabled or older person endures a 15-minute flying personal care visit, that’s one too many."
"Much of the publicity over the last year has indicated that there is extreme public concern about the quality of care that people receive and we have seen some horrendous examples of quality of care" he said

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90% of disabled people live below the poverty l... [Published 2Degrees - Jul 10 2014]
Call to assist disabled pupils [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 09 2014]
Stelios offers £50K prize to disabled entrepre... [Published All Together Now - Jul 09 2014]
Comms campaigns I wish I'd done [Published CharityComms - Jul 04 2014]
Migori County to make education for disabled gi... [Published Kenya News Agency - Jul 04 2014]
The social care sector must pull together to ad... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 03 2014]
Future of adult social services unsustainable d... [Published Home Care UK - Jul 02 2014]
Warning over social care cuts [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 02 2014]
Watch: MP Dominic Grieve does the Gerrards Cros... [Published Getbucks - Jun 30 2014]
Housing: Accessibility — Question [Published They Work For You - Jun 26 2014]
Brilliant new service gives wheelchair users a ... [Published Highland News - Jun 26 2014]
Teenager’s 10 mile trike for charity [Published Mags4dorset - Jun 24 2014]
Zim students earn US scholarships [Published sundaymail.co.zw - Jun 22 2014]
New orbit for local space enthusiast as he join... [Published Longridge and Ribble Valley News and Advertiser - Jun 21 2014]
Wartime Violence against Disabled Women Often I... [Published Womens Enews - Jun 18 2014]
CIPR Excellence Awards winners announced [Published Featuresexec.com - Jun 18 2014]
The Cornishman published Volunteers pop up in c... [Published The Cornishman - Jun 18 2014]
Bliss’ Chief Executive awarded OBE [Published BLISS - Jun 17 2014]
Disabled students kick off their careers as sum... [Published Enable Magazine - Jun 17 2014]
Scene set for Highland Cross with 750 poised fo... [Published Ross-shire Journal - Jun 14 2014]
Eager volunteers clock up 560 hours to help out... [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Jun 14 2014]
Huge scale of people waiting for disability ben... [Published Home Care UK - Jun 13 2014]
Leonard Cheshire wins Heritage Lottery Fund sup... [Published Enable Magazine - Jun 13 2014]
Till boost for Dorchester charity shop [Published Dorset Echo - Jun 11 2014]
Funds needed to build two conservatories [Published Banbury Guardian - Jun 10 2014]
Thwaites backs Lancaster bomber trans-Atlantic ... [Published Promotional Marketing - Jun 09 2014]
Holehird seeks more volunteer drivers [Published Westmorland Gazette - Jun 09 2014]
Bournemouth to New Forest bike ride to take pla... [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Jun 08 2014]
Queen meets two women from Wandsworth disabilit... [Published Wandsworth Guardian - Jun 06 2014]
Councils urged to consider barring providers fr... [Published Communitycare.co.uk - Jun 06 2014]
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Philippines: Launch of Philippines Aging and Di... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 31 2014]
Source: Christian Blind MissionCountry: Philippines Working together for inclusion CBM has joined forces with Handicap International, Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation, Inc., and HelpAge /Coalition of Services of the Elderly (HelpAge/COSE) ...
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