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With no money, Leonard nursed the man himself in his home of Le Court in Hampshire. They became friends and this act of kindness prompted more people to go to Leonard for help. People were keen to share a home with others and support each other.
By the summer of 1949, his home had 24 residents with complex needs, illnesses and impairments. As awareness of Leonard’s work spread he started to receive referrals.
New NHS hospitals struggled to cope with waiting lists of people needing urgent care. Disabled people were at the bottom of the list of NHS priorities at the time. People were often left to manage on their own, or to rely on others to help them get through each day.
As Le Court became established, people started to champion the need for similar homes in their communities. Interest in these services was not limited to the UK. International communities also sought these services. The establishment of Leonard Cheshire as a charity had begun.
By 1955, there were five homes in the UK. The first overseas project began outside Mumbai, India.
The 1960s saw rapid expansion. By 1970 there were:
By the 1970s, we were established as a pioneering provider of care services. We began to diversify and a trial for care in the community was launched in the UK south coast.
The Leonard Cheshire archive was set up in the late 1980s as one of the last personal projects of our charity’s founder.
At the end of 2003, Leonard Cheshire’s trustees decided to ensure the continued and appropriate development of the archive by providing it with a purpose designed and built home.
This exciting development project was completed in the spring of 2005 and the new Leonard Cheshire Archive Centre opened for business in April, to continue its archiving and outreach work.
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