Category: Social Care

Trouble brewing at Leonard Cheshire?

Clare Pelham, CEO of Leonard Cheshire, is resigning. She’s resigning without another job to go to. She’s a career politician. She was previously first chief executive of the Judicial Appointments Commission, the body charged with introducing more diversity into the Judiciary, and was under fire in the Select Committee on Constitutional Affairs for the Commission’s…

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Where does Leonard Cheshire’s money go? Evicting Honresfeld residents at no notice.

Leonard Cheshire has decided to close Honresfeld Cheshire Home, Littleborough. It notified the residents and staff on 27th January of the impending closure at the end of March. 22 disabled people with high support needs live there. Arranging new accommodation and moving is difficult and traumatic enough for people without severe impairments. Imagine trying to…

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Clare Pelham, Leonard Cheshire’s CEO, doesn’t support legal action for disabled peoples’ rights

Clare Pelham, Leonard Cheshire’s Chief Executive Officer, was interviewed by Peter White today on Radio 4 “You and Yours” about disabled peoples’ difficulties in accessing buses. This is because their survey of 179 wheelchair users found “over nine out of ten (92%) wheelchair users had been refused a space on a bus” and “three in…

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