About Cheshire

Cheshire Homes International was founded in England by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire in 1947.  He originally opened his own home to persons requiring support after witnessing the devastation of the bombing of Nagasaki in 1945. Today there are over 200 Cheshire affiliate projects, providing support to people living with a physical disability in more than 50 countries.

Cheshire Homes (Hastings – Prince Edward) Inc. is a charitable, non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors (Charitable Donation No.87027 8249 RR 0001). Funding for the attendant care service is provided by the Ministry of Health Long -Term Care.

Cheshire Homes (Hastings – Prince Edward) Inc. opened its doors in 1973 as a provider of supportive housing in Belleville, Ontario. In October 1986, Cheshire Homes became the sponsor agency for Outreach attendant services, providing personal support to adults living with a physical disability in their own home.

Provincially, Cheshire Homes is associated with the Ontario Community Support Association and the Ontario Association of Independent Living Service Providers. Cheshire Homes is also an active community partner and we are proud of our associations with other community agencies and of our accomplishments and credibility within Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Darryl Tooley – Executive Director


Board of Directors

Geoffrey Quirt - Chair

Val Gill - Vice-Chair

Rodney Myers - Treasurer

Julia Swedak - Secretary

Pat Dobb - Director

Michelle Murray - Director

Madison Fugard - Director



Board of Directors Application Form