Leonard Cheshire International, London,

Leonard Cheshire Disability's International Department works through five regional offices in Africa and Asia. We support children with disabilities to go to school, adults with disabilities to earn a living, and all disabled people to access the rehabilitation, health and other support they need. We also campaign to put disability at the heart of international development, and support young disabled people to campaign for their rights.
Our regional offices are backed up by a staff team based in London, and our work is strengthened by our Disability and Inclusive Development Research Centre at University College London. The department also acts as the secretariat for the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance - sharing good practice and innovation through a confederation of over 250 independently managed Cheshire services in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Wherever possible we work with and through members of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance on our core programme areas of education, livelihoods and policy and campaigning.
We are a UK-based global organisation with five regional offices in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, West Africa, East and North Africa and Southern Africa. We also support 250 independently managed Cheshire partner organisations in 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe through the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance.
The following principles are integral to the way we work:
A rights-based approach

The rights of people with disabilities are at the centre of everything that we do. We promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international instruments that protect the rights of disabled people.
Working in partnership

We believe that the most effective way for us to work is in partnership with local and regional organisations, strengthening their capacity to deliver services and run campaigns. However, we may also work directly on policy or service development where we can have a stronger impact.
Changing attitudes and responses to disability

Our work always seeks to change attitudes and responses to disability and have a positive impact on policy.
Building enabling communities

We engage all members of local communities, including families, community leaders, service providers, government officials and the media, to develop community-based solutions that have a direct impact on disabled people’s lives.
Monitoring and evaluation

Our monitoring and evaluation framework ensures that all our work is evidence-based, building on learning and best practice from past projects.
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