Welcome to Centre for Independent Living NI

Centre for Independent Living NI, which was set up in 2001 as Centre for Independent Living- Belfast, is an organisation run by disabled people for disabled people. We work to promote the principles of independent living and, in particular, to provide a range of services for people using or considering using Direct Payments and/or Self-Directed Support.

We hope you find the information on these pages useful. We have included a series of information sheets on the important aspects of using Direct Payments.

CILNI endeavours to update the Latest News on the left of this homepage with topical issues on a frequent basis and we hope that these items will be of interest to you. A wider range of articles appears on our news page which can be accessed through the NEWS link in the menu bar above.

Click on your location on the map below to find the Centre for Independent Living NI office nearest to you.


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Centre for Independent Living NI gratefully acknowledges the support and funding it receives from The Health and Social Care Board and the Northern, Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts.

Map  provided by kind assistance of the Public Health Agency.

Western TrustNorthern TrustSouth Eastern and Belfast TrustSouthern Trust


Centre for Independent Living NI

Choice, Control & Independence
for disabled people


CILNI is recognised as a charity for tax purposes by HM Revenue and Customs (Charity no. XR62285) and registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland under no. NIC100690.