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Why choose CILNI as your payroll provider?

-CILNI operates an Advice, Information and Advocacy service on independent living for the Health and Social Care Board as part of a one-stop-shop service for Direct Payment users across NI. -CILNI provides a range of complimentary services, besides payroll processing, to support individuals to manage their employment responsibilities through the use of Direct Payments -CILNI

Payroll Update

With Christmas around the corner and in anticipation of office closures over the festive period, we are writing to ask that you send us an advance notice of any changes to your December payroll by 11th December 2020. We appreciate that this may require you to make a forecast that might later be inaccurate but

New Communication Access Symbol and Training

Millions of people across the UK experience communication difficulties every day. The Communication Access Symbol and training will support inclusive communication for all. Communication Access UK is an initiative developed by the RCSLT, in partnership with several leading charities and organisations, that share a vision to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties. In an

Free flu jab in pharmacies for PAs

Are you aware that because your PAs are deemed as essential, key frontline workers, they are eligible to receive a free flu vaccination.  As PAs won’t have an employer ID card or other forms of HSC registration, the letter linked below, once completed by you, will enable them to identify themselves as eligible key workers

Advice for Informal (Unpaid) Carers and Young Carers during Covid-19 Pandemic

While CILNI’s primary focus is on directly supporting disabled people, as an organisation we fully recognise that many of our service users have important relationships with valued family members and friends who provide essential daily support.  This DoH information is to help direct them to sources of help they could find very useful during the

Get Online Week – 19 to 25 October 2020

LibrariesNI, Supporting Communities, Digi Skills, Ulster Bank, Ignite IT and RNIB have all teamed up to provide remote training on many topics including: email social media iPads e-magazines device settings shopping online apps scams passwords These informational sessions can help you stay safe online, give you the resources and tools to improve your skills, get

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

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. 

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

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