What is a Peer Advocate? Peer advocacy is one-to-one support provided by a person with a similar disability or experience to others using a service. In terms of the ONSIDE project, our Peer Advocates will help mentor and support participants to create community connections. Why do we need them? Peer Advocates are an invaluable support10th September 2020
When we all went into lockdown, technology allowed the Independent Living, Advocacy and Advice Service staff to move quickly to working from home. This meant there had been very little interruption to this CILNI service, apart from a cessation of face-to-face meetings, which is a decision we made to keep everyone as safe as possible.10th September 2020
In August, CILNI surveyed over 1,500 Service Users across Northern Ireland. The survey aimed to find out how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting on them and their social care provision. Below is a selection of the top 10 results from the survey. 50% of the respondents receive a high level of care which10th September 2020
Tell us about your career to date? I have been working in Payroll and Human Resources for the last 28 years. I started off working in manufacturing before moving to Sainsbury’s for a few years and then was recruited to Equiniti Group, where I worked for a total of 16 years in payroll bureau and10th September 2020
Self Directed Support helped me get my confidence and independence back. It meant I didn’t have to completely rely on my family for support. Having a PA has enabled me to start living my life independently.
The Centre for Independent Living really helped us understand how we can use direct payments to live independently. Their advice enabled us to get the support we needed.