Leonard Cheshire was born in Chester, England on 7th September 1917. He was educated at Stowe School and Merton College, Oxford. Following the outbreak of the 2nd World War he joined the Royal Air Force and became the youngest group Captain at the age of 25. During the war he was chosen the official British observer of the atomic bomb dropped at Nagasaki. He was awarded the Victorian Cross in 1944. After the war he dedicated his life to world peace, the sick and the disabled. He was created a Baron in 1991 but he died on 31st July 1992.
In response to a personal request, the first Leonard Cheshire Service was established in 1948 in Hampshire, UK, by the Founder, the late Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC. He firmly believed that all disabled people should have the maximum opportunity to determine every aspect of their own lives, which was not a very commonly held view at that time, as opportunities open to a disabled person were limited to whatever care and support could be offered at home or failing this, admission to a hospital ward.
The late Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC devoted the remainder of his life to expanding these limitations and the everyday life choices of disabled people by establishing services to support them not only in the UK but also across the world.
In 1955, the first international Leonard Cheshire Service was established as a residential Home in Bombay , India. Over the next 51 years, a further 250 Services, providing a wide and diverse range of support programmes for disabled people have been set up in 57 countries worldwide.
A society in which every disabled person can enjoy their right and has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
To enable disabled people to improve their quality of life and to campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them.
Valuing the Individual – Taking time to listen to each disabled person and to understand what matters to them.
Working together – Finding our success in the achievement of each disabled person with whom we work.
Honesty – Generating trust with each of our stakeholders by being clear about what we can and cannot do and by delivering on our promises.
Creativity – Developing imaginative new products, moving into new fields and seeing new ways of working so that we can serve disabled people more effectively.
Energy – Being ambitious in the goals we set and committing ourselves to their achievement.
Volunteers are welcome. Devote some of your spare time in teaching the residents any hobby or handicraft or help in the daily chores. Most of the residents feel rejected by the community. Do try to bring cheers and inculcate a sense of belonging in them. Contact organisation near you (Selangor, Johor, Penang, Sabah or Sarawak) for more information.
Your donations will be greatly appreciated as the association is a voluntary organization and depends mainly on the public support to carry out its work. Money whatever the amount will go a long way towards helping the residents to be independent. Gifts in kind such as foodstuff, linen, and materials for handicrafts are always welcome.
Donation in cash, please contact respective organisations for more details.
Johor Cheshire Home
Jalan Jumaat, Kg. Ungku Mohsin
Phone: +607-237 1335
Fax: +607-238 5452
Selangor Cheshire Home
7 1/2 Mile,Jalan Ipoh, 68100
Batu Caves,Selangor Darul Ehsan.MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-6138 7118 / +603-6136 6151
Fax: +603-6136 3573
Email: [email protected]
Penang Cheshire Home
409, Lebuhraya Babington
10450 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel / Fax : 04-228 3319
Email : [email protected]
Sarawak Cheshire Home
Jalan Ong Thian Swee
93200 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel : 60-82-429410
Fax : 60-82-429411
Cheshire Home Malaysia
|Lawrence HeeContact Person|
|+603 6131 1958Phone Number|
|+603 6131 1530Fax Number|
|7 1/2 Mile Jalan Ipoh, Selayang Baru 68100 Batu Caves Selangor, MalaysiaAddress|