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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


  • 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
  • New Phone System

    We have implemented a new phone system. The new system willenable us to work more efficiently on your behalf. It now operates on a regional basis to provide quicker access to telephone support.  As aresult, our menu has changed. Our aim is to reduce the hold times and we hopethat you’ll find these changes beneficial.

    11th December 2018
  • 9th ENIL Freedom Drive: 1 – 3 October 2019, Brussels

    The Freedom Drive is one of the key campaigns of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) – held every two years since 2003. It provides supporters of the Independent Living Movement with the unique opportunity to meet MEPs and promote human rights issues, as well to share experiences and ideas with colleagues from around

    11th December 2018
  • Our drop-in events were a great success!

    Feedback from visitors at our first year of drop-in events was very positive, with a number of people really appreciating the opportunity to find out more about the services available to them. Visitors at the three offices were able to meet our local team members and have some festive refreshments to get into the Christmas spirit. One of

    3rd December 2018

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