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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


  • Peer Advocates wanted for the ONSIDE project

    What is a Peer Advocate? Peer advocacy is one-to-one support provided by a person with a similar disability or experience to others using a service. In terms of the ONSIDE project, our Peer Advocates will help mentor and support participants to create community connections. Why do we need them? Peer Advocates are an invaluable support

    10th September 2020
  • Deena Nimick: Independent Living, Advocacy and Advice Service Update

    When we all went into lockdown, technology allowed the Independent Living, Advocacy and Advice Service staff to move quickly to working from home.  This meant there had been very little interruption to this CILNI service, apart from a cessation of face-to-face meetings, which is a decision we made to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

    10th September 2020
  • CILNI Pandemic Impact Survey August 2020

    In August, CILNI surveyed over 1,500 Service Users across Northern Ireland.  The survey aimed to find out how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting on them and their social care provision.   Below is a selection of the top 10 results from the survey.   50% of the respondents receive a high level of care which

    10th September 2020
  • Meet the Team: Katrina Towe

    Tell us about your career to date? I have been working in Payroll and Human Resources for the last 28 years. I started off working in manufacturing before moving to Sainsbury’s for a few years and then was recruited to Equiniti Group, where I worked for a total of 16 years in payroll bureau and

    10th September 2020

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