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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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Current Vacancies

Explore our job page and discover jobs that make a real difference to people living with a disability.

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Our services help disabled people choosing to take more control over their arrangements for personal support.

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Direct payments and Self Directed Support

Information on all aspects of independent living and Direct Payments.

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  • Easter Holidays 2019

    We hope you have a fun-filled bank holiday weekend. Please note that our offices will be closed on: Easter Monday – Monday 22nd April Easter Tuesday – Tuesday  23rd April All offices will re-open as normal on Wednesday 24th April.

    19th April 2019
  • Our Belfast HQ is back in operation

    Staff at our Belfast headquarters have been able to make a temporary home in the Springboard Business Centre within the Beechill Business Park. We are delighted to be back in operation from the nearby temporary office space and able to support our service users. This comes as a pipe burst on the weekend of Friday

    11th April 2019
  • Increase in pension automatic enrolment contributions

    If you are a Personal Assistant (PA) employer in receipt of a direct payment, you will be funded by your Health Trust to pay the costs of employing your PA. From 1st April 2019, the amount of money you will have to pay into your (PA)’s workplace pension will rise from 2% to 3% of

    11th April 2019
  • Burst Water Pipe in our Belfast Office

    Our Belfast headquarters will be closed until Wednesday 10th April after a burst water pipe damaged the building’s core electrical systems. The problem will affect both the Advice and Payroll team in Belfast, forcing them to work from a nearby temporary office space to ensure the charity can continue to support our service users. The

    9th April 2019

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