About Cheshire

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 South East Local Health Integration
Network through 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.

In 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Cheshire Homes
(Hastings – Prince Edward) Inc. and Regional Hospice of Quinte Inc. to
provide oversight to their Visiting Hospice Services.

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 and the South East LHIN catchment area.


Terry Richmond – Executive Director

Board of Directors

  • Brenda Adams – Chair
  • Donna Moher – Vice-Chair
  • David Gliddon – Secretary
  • Rick Giajnorio – Treasurer
  • Kim Crossley – Director
  • Pat Dobb – Director
  • Bev Buchanon – Director
  • Geoffrey Quirt – Director