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Our strategy 2017 — 2022

In March 2017, we agreed our new strategy of ‘Supporting Journeys towards Independence’.

It provides a renewed and unifying purpose for all of us.

Staff, volunteers and supporters, working together with the people we serve, will use the new strategy to drive everything we do, from daily activities to large multi-year initiatives.

In delivering our strategy we have three priorities:

1. Support through community

By working with local communities, our support will extend from care services and programmes that we already offer across the UK. We’ll provide a wider range of opportunities and support to everyone who needs it.

This approach will help us to support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose — whatever their ability and wherever they live.

It will bring people closer together and it will help us to continue opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.

Our ambition will be achieved by pursuit of three themes:

  • Live

By offering support that covers everything from 24 hour care to advice and encouragement, we’re opening doors to opportunity and choice for everyone.

  • Learn

Our skills development programmes support people to learn and get involved with the things they are interested in — throughout their lives. And with our partners around the world, we’re helping disabled people get the education and skills that we all need for a bright future

  • Work

We create opportunities for people to choose the career path that suits them best. We offer advice, mentoring and guidance for job seekers and employers to help make sure that everyone across the UK and beyond has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

2. Impact through partnership

We will grow our impact through effective partnerships with organisations that share our values and aims. This includes businesses, not-for-profits, DPOs, governments and global agencies.

3. Influence through insight

We will use insight from those we serve, research findings and innovative programmes to influence positive change for people living with disability around the world.

Leonard Cheshire exists to improve life choices of people with disability.