Leonard Cheshire release hard-hitting film ‘Journey to Independence’ to launch nationwide campaign.

Most of us take our independence for granted. The freedom to choose how we live, what we learn, where we work. The choice to go out, have lunch with friends or just pop to the shops. But with 1 in 5 of us in the UK acquiring a disability at some point in our lives, suddenly, everything becomes more challenging. What does it take, as human beings, to have the patience and energy to push through the pain and frustration, to find the strength to thrive again? ‘Journey to Independence’,…

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Charity Leonard Cheshire launch Untapped Talent Campaign

Nearly seven million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a long-term health condition. That is almost one in five. Young disabled people are particularly affected and they are being failed by our society. Many are struggling to get the advice, support and encouragement they need to enter the world of work. Leonard Cheshire’s new campaign — Untapped Talent — is calling on the government to recognise the untapped potential young disabled people bring to the workplace. As part of the campaign, they research found: half…

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