CILNI has grown from an informal group of activists in 2001 to a thriving Northern Ireland disabled person’s organisation (DPO) providing useful services directly to 2,400 + disabled people. Our challenge within CILNI is to respond to an ever-changing political, economic and social environment with a diverse range of services that support disabled people to3rd June 2019
Liz Esler, CILNI Deputy Chief Exectutive tells us about the Disability Confident scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people: Before joining the team at Centre for Independent Living NI (CILNI) in December, I don’t believe I really had a true understanding of disability in the workplace. I have the pleasure of working with several3rd June 2019
As an employer it is inevitable that at some point you will have an employee who is unable to work because of sickness. When faced with this what should you do as an employer?? You employee can get £94.25 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they are too ill to work and meet certain conditions in3rd June 2019
The Freedom Drive is one of the key campaigns of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL). This year is the 30th birthday of ENIL and a small delegation from CILNI will be attending the Freedom Drive to represent disabled people in Northern Ireland. We would be delighted if other people, committed to the principles of the independent31st May 2019
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.