Children with disabilities cheering and wearing medals after disability sports event at CORSU hospital in Uganda.

Who we are

CBM works in the world’s poorest places to prevent blindness, improve health and transform the lives of people with disabilities.

For more than 110 years, since our founder Ernst Christoffel started working with children with disabilities in Turkey and Iran, we’ve been reaching out to those whom others leave behind. 

Driven by Christian values, CBM UK is fighting to end the cycle of poverty and disability. We work with disabled people to break down barriers by delivering practical support, improving policy and practice and inspiring the people of the UK to act.

Our Vision 

Our vision is an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Find out more about:

  • Our people -  our leadership team, international experts, trustees and high profile supporters.
  • How we work - some of the key principles of our approach to disability and international development.
  • Finances - where our money comes from and how we spend it.
  • Who we work with - some of our key national and international partners.
  • Work with us - current vacancies and information about jobs and volunteering 
  • Our history - an overview of the development of CBM, from early beginnings in Turkey in 1908 to the present day.

Last year, our supporters helped us to change the lives of thousands of people with disabilities. Here you can read just a few of their stories.

You can change a life. Together, we can change millions of lives. 

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