We recently recognised the long service of two of our loyal employees who have been working at CILNI since the organisation was established in 2001. Debbie and Irene were both appointed as CIL Belfast employees in August 2001, the same year the charity was established. (CIL Belfast changed its name to Centre for Independent Living26th September 2021
Getting ready for university life can be tricky. Knowing all the things to get ready before you go will help make the transition a lot easier. Most people start thinking about university well over a year before they end up going. There is certainly a long build-up awaiting results, confirmation of places, putting support in24th September 2021
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
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.