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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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Information for service users concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Submit your employee payroll hours online here.

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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


  • Independent Living and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Turkey

    Turkey has become a beacon of progress in many walks of life. However, one area where Turkey has committed to making meaningful improvements comes in the development of support for disabled individuals. Being able to give disabled residents of Turkey more opportunities to live Independently and ultimately give more choice and control to the disabled

    20th May 2022
  • National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase from 1 April 2022 

    Employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates increase on 1 April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate. The new minimum wage rates apply to eligible workers in Northern Ireland from 1 April 2022.  Minimum wage – increased rates from April 2022  See table

    1st April 2022
  • Social care Personal Assistants to receive a pro-rata payment of up to £500

    As with recognition payments to other health and social care workers, personal assistants will receive a pro-rata payment of up to a maximum of £500, depending on the number of hours they work in an average week. Those eligible to receive the recognition payment must have been employed for a continuous four-week period between March

    25th March 2022
  • Consultation and engagement session on the Reform of Adult Social Care.

    Centre for Independent Living NI and The Omnibus Partnership invite you to join in a facilitated online consultation and engagement session on the Reform of Adult Social Care. Health Minister Robin Swann launched the public consultation on the Reform of Adult Social Care on 26 January 2022. It runs until 18 May 2022. The Consultation

    25th March 2022

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choosing to take more control over their arrangements.