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Centre for Independent Living NI (Northern Area Office)

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Contact Information

Address
Unit C1, The Business Centre, 80-82 Rainey Street, Maghereafelt, Co Derry, BT45 5AJ
Contact Person
Telephone Number
028 7963 4932
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The Centre for Independent Living NI (CILNI) is an organisation of disabled people, working to support disabled people choosing to take more control over their arrangements for personal support. We believe that independent living is important and aim to raise awareness about Direct Payments as a way for disabled people to have more control over their own lifestyles and participate more fully in the community in which they live. CILNI provides a range of services to disabled people, including older people, people with learning disability and mental health service users. What services does Centre for Independent Living NI provide? CILNI provides services to disabled people considering or using Direct Payments to employ staff to provide personal assistance: Information on all aspects of independent living and Direct Payments. Advice on using Direct Payments and being a good employer. Advocacy for people who may require help to identify their support needs and express views. Help for Direct Payments users with developing the skills and competence to be good employers. Peer Support to encourage the development of local networks of Direct Payments users to share their experience and expertise and provide mutual support. Training for social care professionals on issues around independent living and Direct Payments. The Community Family Support Programme criteria has changed, we can now accept referrals for families where there is at least one person aged 16 or over who is not in education, employment or training (NEET)
Available to Age Groups
16+
Category of Services
  • Disability - Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD
  • Disability - Physical & Sensory
Areas covered
  • Antrim
  • Ballymena
  • Ballymoney
  • Carrickfergus
  • Coleraine
  • Cookstown
  • Larne
  • Magherafelt
  • Moyle
  • Newtownabbey
Method of Access (Referral)
  • School
  • Self



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