Researchers find high level of dissatisfaction with the way local authorities administer Direct Payments
A recent research report published by University of Leeds and CEREBRA which examined Direct Payments for children and young people, and their families across the United Kingdom, has found the financial value of the Direct Payment too low to recruit suitable staff who are willing to accept minimum wage. Many respondents commented that Direct Payment12th September 2019
Join us at the Independent Living NI Event 2019 as we get together, to be inspired, challenged and refreshed with others who have an interest an interest in disability and independent living across Northern Ireland. It is 18 years since the Centre for Independent Living NI (CILNI) was established and we are holding two events11th September 2019
CILNI recently contributed to the 2020 – 2023 ILF Scotland Strategic Plan Consultation exercise. We have always welcomed the significant financial contribution ILF Scotland makes. Without this input, it is likely many of the current recipients in NI due to their high level of support needs would need to move into residential settings, or greater input9th September 2019
As a family this year, we decided to take up a longstanding offer from a couple we know who are pastors of a church in Brazil. It is a small church with a big heart and although they have few resources themselves, they have sought for the past 3 years to reach out to those9th September 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.