Oluyole Cheshire Home Ibadan which is the first home to be established in Nigeria came into being in June 1959. It was established by the late Justice Sir Adetokunbo Ademola. It was initially situated in a rented house at College Crescent, along the then Ijebu by Pass which is now known as the Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oke-Ado, Ibadan. Later in 1968 the Home moved to its present location near the polytechnic, Ibadan, Sango-Eleyele Road.

Oluyole Cheshire Home was Established to serve as home away from home. The Home provides, in a manner compatible with the ideals of the founder, for care, treatment, education and maintenance of the physically handicapped and mentally retarded persons.

Since inception the Home has continued to take care of the disabled children, most of whom were abandoned and found on the streets by social workers and sympathizers and brought to the home.


Lagos Cheshire Home was established in 1961 at its present location on 165, Agege Motor Road, Mushin Lagos. The home provides for the care, treatment and vocational training of physically disabled people. The major partn of the work of this home is the provision of residential care, but due to lack of space, Lagos Cheshire Home has extended its services to non residents. Presently over 150 non-resident is benefiting from the programme in the Home.

Lagos Cheshire Home services include skill training relevant for the full rehabilitation of residents and non-residents physically challenged in Lagos State.


Enugu Chechire Home was established on 16th may, 1962 by a handful of philanthropists who bought into the vision of Capt. Leonard Cheshire. Its establishment was the brain child of Late Sir Louis Mbanefo who became the pioneer Chairman, with the Late Hon. Justice Alfred Obi-Okoye as the pioneer Secretary. The Home is situated at No. 1, Adelabu Street, Uwani Enugu, Enugu State. The present location was opened on 10th of February 1965. The home was established basically to provide Care, Medical treatment, educational and vocational training and rehabilitation of physically disabled people. The Enugu Home started with one resident, who was picked up from the gutter, abandoned. The boy who is deaf, dumb and paralyzed was named John Cheshire, after the founder of Leonard Cheshire Foundation.


Orlu Cheshire Home was established in 1968v during the Nigeria/Biafra civil war. The home is located in Orlu urban area, opposite the General Post office.

Orlu Cheshire Home operates fundamentally to provide basic necessities of life such as food, clothing, education and economic assistance to persons with physical disability. Residents are discharged from the home after attaining the West African School Certificate.


Port Harcourt Cheshire home was established in 1973 by His Royal Majesty, the late Justice A. E. Allagoa, the Amayanabo of Nembe. The Home is located at No. 3, Churchill Road, New Layout market by Borokiri, Port Harcourt.

The Home was established to make better citizens of its residents through sound education and economic empowerment. Since inception, Port Harcourt Cheshire Home has continued to assist people with disability between the ages of 3-16 throughout Port Harcourt and its environs. The hokme provides for physiotherapy care, education and maintenance of the physically disabled.