History and Footprint

History and Footprint

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD)
At the end of World War 2, former RAF pilot Group Captain Leonard Cheshire heard about a fellow ex-serviceman who was terminally ill and had nowhere to live out his final days. Cheshire brought him to his own home, personally nursing him until his death. In 1948 he formalised his humanitarian work by founding the charity now known as Leonard Cheshire Disability.


The Cheshire Global Alliance
In 1955, Cheshire travelled to India to set up the first independent Cheshire organisation outside of the UK. This was the starting point of the Cheshire Global Alliance — one of the largest pan-disability networks, incorporating over 200 independent organisations in 54 countries.


Cheshire Homes South Africa (CHSA)
The first Cheshire home in SA was established in 1965 and has grown from one small home to 16 residential facilities; home to 600 adults and children with permanent physical disabilities. Our network also incorporates early learning centres, two retirement villages and one 16-bed rehabilitation facility. Our homes and service centres are located in:

Gauteng & Mpumalanga (4)Kwa-Zulu Natal (5)Eastern Cape (4)Western Cape (3)
• Randburg
• Soweto
• Daveyton
• Elukwatini
• Pinetown
• Chatsworth
• Merewent
• Queensburgh
• Gqeberha
• Cofimbava
• Mount Fletcher
• Cape Town
Gauteng & Mpumalanga (4)
• Randburg
• Soweto
• Daveyton
• Elukwatini
Kwa-Zulu Natal (6)
• Pinetown
• Chatsworth
• Merewent
• Queensburgh
Eastern Cape (3)
• Gqeberha
• Cofimbava
• Mount Fletcher
Western Cape (2)
• Cape Town