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About us

CILNI provides a range of services to disabled people, including older people, people with learning disability and mental health service users.

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Current Vacancies

Explore our job page and discover jobs that make a real difference to people living with a disability.

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Our services help disabled people choosing to take more control over their arrangements for personal support.

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Payroll Information

Read our FAQs on the most common things we get asked.

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Video and Podcasts

Visit our video page for a range of informative and useful guidance videos on a variety of topics, including Direct Payments and User Stories.

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Direct payments and Self Directed Support

Information on all aspects of independent living and Direct Payments.

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Centre for Independent Living NI
Working together to enhance independence


  • Christmas Party for Service Users

    Please come and join us for some Christmas cheer at our offices on the following dates;   Tuesday 10th December 1.00pm – Belfast Office Wednesday 18th December 1.00pm – Magherafelt Office   An opportunity to meet the CILNI team as well as other service users whilst enjoying some festive treats!   For more information: Tel:

    26th November 2019
  • We have returned home to our Belfast office in Linden House

    We are excited to announce that we have returned to our Belfast Office in Linden House, Beechill Business Park after a refurbishment due to flooding last year. It’s great to be back home and we look forward to welcoming you.  

    26th November 2019
  • Launch of CILNI Vision 2024

    During 2019 the CILNI board embarked on a period of consultation with service users, staff and others to see what we wanted to achieve by 2024. What direction should the organisation take?  As a charity representing the interests of direct payment users should we continue to DELIVER SERVICES that are customised for disabled people OR

    26th November 2019
  • The features of a good payroll service provider

    A checklist for selecting a payroll service provider to help you manage your Direct Payments CILNI provides a one-stop-shop payroll service that is fully integrated with the CILNI Independent Living Advice Service.  The CILNI Independent Living Advisers can help new direct payment users to complete all the paperwork to become a new employer but also

    26th November 2019

Working to support disabled people,
choosing to take more control over their arrangements.