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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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Downloadable Resources

Please feel free to download any of our information sheets on the most common things we get asked.

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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

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Direct payments and Self Directed Support

Information on all aspects of independent living and Direct Payments.

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Working together to enhance independence


  • Are Disability Rights Really Worth Fighting For?

    Another year has arrived and with it, we all generally hope that so has a little more enlightenment of human nature. Human rights appear to evolve over time and with them, so do the lived rights of those whom they have sought to protect. Like all things there are sensational stories that appear to make

    14th January 2019
  • SDS Journey of Children with a Disability and their Parents or Carers

    Are you a parent or carer of a child with a disability? We would like to invite you to take part in a short survey exploring your experiences of using Self Directed Support. All participants will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 voucher from either Marks and Spencer, Tesco or Sainsbury’s Please

    9th January 2019
  • Congratulations to Anna Bonner, CILNI Prize Winner!

    Photo: Bryan Myles and Emma O’Neill from CILNI presenting Anna Bonner with her prize

    8th January 2019
  • EU Settlement Scheme

    The delivery of social work and social care services during this time of BREXIT uncertainty is critical. If you employ EU citizens as Personal Assistants, you might be interested in this information on the EU Settlement Scheme. Please see links below to important information on the Home Office – EU Settlement Scheme.  In advance of

    12th December 2018

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