How we work
be needed to overcome communication difficulties. Yet in many communities disabled children have no access to these services - poor families cannot afford them, or the nearest health centre or clinic may be many miles away. That is why, in the communities where we are working, Leonard Cheshire Disability’s inclusive education programme (School 4 All) is linked with projects such as local clinics and medical centres, where children can receive the support they need and parents can buy essential medication at subsidised prices. We also have to break down the barrier of unemployment. Education in itself doesn’t free disabled people from dependence unless they have a chance to use their abilities after they leave school. That is why Leonard Cheshire Disability is working to help disabled people to find employment – for example, by providing training and a small loan to help them set up their own businesses.