It was with profound sadness that we learned of the death of Bill Riddall on Friday 26 March 2021. Bill was an early recruit to the Board of the Centre for Independent Living and served the organisation for over 19 years as Trustee and Honorary Treasurer. Following a distinguished career in banking with the Lloyds31st March 2021
Finding and retaining good Personal Assistants (PAs) can be a challenge for all employers and is one of the topics regularly discussed when getting started with Direct Payments. Below we look at advice and tips from some employers on how to be a good employer and how to avoid a high turnover of staff. When19th March 2021
The table below shows the new National Minimum/ Living wages for the new 2021 tax year. The National Minimum Wage and the National Living wages is the amount of money that you must by law pay an employee per hour. Wage Bands New rate (from 1 April 2021)19th March 2021
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
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.