While CILNI’s primary focus is on directly supporting disabled people, as an organisation we fully recognise that many of our service users have important relationships with valued family members and friends who provide essential daily support. This DoH information is to help direct them to sources of help they could find very useful during the4th February 2021
CILNI welcomes Health Minister, Robin Swan’s announcement that social care workers are to get a “special recognition” payment of £500 for their work during the pandemic. He has described carers as “among the greatest unsung heroes” of the pandemic. The minister added that he recognised the payment may pose challenges for some of the lower-paid28th January 2021
-CILNI operates an Advice, Information and Advocacy service on independent living for the Health and Social Care Board as part of a one-stop-shop service for Direct Payment users across NI. -CILNI provides a range of complimentary services, besides payroll processing, to support individuals to manage their employment responsibilities through the use of Direct Payments -CILNI1st December 2020
With Christmas around the corner and in anticipation of office closures over the festive period, we are writing to ask that you send us an advance notice of any changes to your December payroll by 11th December 2020. We appreciate that this may require you to make a forecast that might later be inaccurate but27th November 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.