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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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Pay CILNI Online

It’s quick and easy to make a one-off payment online with a debit or credit card.

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Coronavirus Information Hub

Information for service users concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Submit Payroll Hours

Submit your employee payroll hours online here.

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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


  • Independent Living Fund Online Survey

    On behalf of the Department of Health NI, the Independent Living Fund provides financial support to disabled people in Northern Ireland with over 430 people currently receiving ILF support to help them live independently in their homes and communities. Unfortunately in 2010, the fund was closed to new recipients, therefore people could no longer apply

    21st May 2020
  • PHA Advise on Testing for Covid-19 – Updated 21/5/2020

    Everyone over five years of age in Northern Ireland with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible for testing. You can now get tested if you have: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR a new, continuous cough – this

    21st May 2020
  • Free Remote Interpreting Service for British and Irish Sign Language

    A free remote interpreting service for British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL) users in Northern Ireland has been introduced to provide the Deaf community with access to: – NHS111 (Northern Ireland COVID-19 advice line) and all health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary service is provided by Interpreter

    24th April 2020
  • Coronavirus National Testing Programme

    Coronavirus National Testing Programme for frontline workers (including Personal Assistants employed through Direct Payments) who are having to self-isolate due to having coronavirus-like symptoms or because a member of their household has symptoms. Frontline workers included are those in the private sector, with a focus on staff delivering key medical, energy, utility, transport and food

    24th April 2020

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