The Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance is a confederation of over 250 independently managed Cheshire organisations working in 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Global Alliance members are united by a desire to change attitudes towards disability around the world and foster mutual support among members through shared skills and experience.
Many of our Global Alliance members work in partnership with our regional offices to implement projects across our core programme areas (education, livelihoods and policy & campaigning). You can find out more about our projects on our regional office pages.
The Global Alliance was created in order to formalise the links amongst Cheshire organisations around the world. Cheshire organisations were founded in several countries after the Second World War, based on the model of our founder, Leonard Cheshire.
Structure of the Global Alliance
Leonard Cheshire Disability acts as the Secretariat for the Global Alliance. This role includes providing organisational development support, technical expertise, and facilitating the sharing of best practice among Global Alliance members. Find out more about our Secretariat role.
Global Alliance members in each country are usually represented by a National Council. National Councils are represented by Regional Councils, organised into seven regions: The Americas; East and North Africa; Southern Africa; West Africa; East Asia and Pacific; South Asia; and Europe.
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