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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


  • The 5 Rs of Independent Living

    Rate it! provide product reviews by and for disabled people and offer disabled people a space to share their views and reviews of products that can help increase independence and make life a little bit easier. Laura Horton, a Rate it! partner recently outlined the 5 Rs to help you live more independently.   Representation

    4th July 2019
  • CILNI consults on new Draft Strategic Plan 2019 -2022

    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 to

    3rd June 2019
  • Disability Confident?

    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 several

    3rd June 2019
  • What happens if One of My Employees is Off Sick?

    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 in

    3rd June 2019

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