Cork Centre for Independent Living CLG 2020


Welcome to the Cork CIL CLG 2020 website. There are pages for leaders, staff, and jobs, as well as information for people with disabilities, the general public, and students.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please visit the Contact Us page for information on how to get in touch.

Coronavirus Update –

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. To date there has been no confirmed cases  of coronavirus in Ireland.  However, following the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has said there is an increased risk of similar clusters of cases in other EU countries. Ireland is currently monitoring the situation and the HSE / HPSC is updating its website

Please  log  on  and keep  yourself informed

For Staff  read more  information in Staff  Portal

Vacancy Bulletin Board: Updated Feb 13th

Calling All Superheroes

Calling all Cork CIL PAs! Visit the Vacancy Bulletin Board and enter the Staff Portal password to see the list of SU sessions with no assigned PA.

Last updated on Feb 13th, 2020.

Updated Mileage and Expenses Calendar 2020

PAs can now visit the Mileage and Allowable Expenses page and enter the Staff Portal password to download the updated Mileage and Expenses Calendar 2020, which is available in both Excel and PDF versions.

P60 Replaced by Employment Details Summary (EDS)

The P60 was a certificate of your annual pay and deductions issued by the Revenue Commissioners at the end of every year. From Jan 1st, 2019, it was abolished in line with PAYE modernisation, and has been replaced by an Employment Details Summary (EDS).

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Flu Vaccine Campaign 2019/20

Cartoon of Child Sneezing

The flu virus is earlier than usual this year, but it’s still not too late!

The best way to protect you, your family and your Service Users is to get this year’s vaccine.

As a Healthcare worker, PA, or driver, you are at an increased risk of exposure and infection. At least 20% of healthcare workers are infected with flu every year and many continue to work while being ill. You can pass on the flu virus to somebody you care for even before you know that you are sick. This increases the risk to family, colleagues, and Service Users.

Visit the Flu Vaccine Campaign page and enter the Staff Portal password for more information.

Cork CIL News

The 2020 Independent Advocacy Gathering

The 2020 Independent Advocacy Gathering will take place on Wed, Mar 25th, from 9.30am to 4.30pm in the Crann Centre, Classis, Ovens, Cork.

This is a free event, but places are limited. Bookings must be made by Mar 18th. Please read the post for full details.

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Mumps Outbreak: Jan, 2020

There is currently a National Outbreak of Mumps with many cases being reported every week to the Health Service Executive (HSE). Most cases are teenagers and young adults, occurring among those aged 15–24 years. The highest numbers of cases are in those aged 18–19 years. All HSE regions of the country have been affected.

In Cork & Kerry, there has been an increase in the number of new cases reported to the HSE since December 2019,with many students attending university/third-level institutes/PLCs affected. For more information on the current situation, please visit the Health Protection Surveillance Centre website.

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Changes to the Travel Club

The Travel Club is not a funded service. It is supported by Cork CIL and a local Community Employment scheme, but in order for us to continue the service, fuel, insurance, and vehicle maintenance must be covered by members’ contributions.

Block booking and late cancellations are significant and ongoing problems. Due to financial pressures, and to be fairer to all our Travel Club members, the following changes are being made:

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VHI EAP Employee Wellness Calendar 2020

Please find below a link to the VHI EAP Employee Wellness Calendar 2020, which includes monthly newsletter titles, and also features some key national and international event days to be aware of throughout 2020. The topics will link to the Spotlight Features on the EAP Online Portal, as well as to the monthly updates.

Say No to the Noro Virus
Noro Virus

This is the season for flus and winter vomiting bugs. Noro virus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in Ireland, affecting people of all ages.

It is highly contagious and causes vomiting and diarrhoea. Noro virus can be unpleasant to experience, but it is not generally dangerous, and most people make a full recovery within a couple of days, without having to see a doctor.

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Access Performances at the BGE Theatre

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is delighted to confirm two access performances in 2020 (see fliers below):

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Next Direction: Cork CIL Strategic Plan 2019—24

The Board and Executive of Cork CIL are delighted to publish our new Strategic Plan 2019–24. Guiding the direction of Cork CIL over the next 4 to 5 years, the plan reaffirms our commitment to keeping Service Users central to all our activities.

ILMI #PASNOW Campaign Update

On Tue, Nov 19th, the Dáil unanimously agreed a motion put forward by Deputy Thomas Pringle TD on a right to a Personal Assistance Service (PAS) for disabled people. While an important milestone, this is just the first step on a long journey.

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) has published a special ILMI #PASNOW Campaign Update edition of the ILMI eBulletin to discuss the next steps in the campaign.

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Cork CIL Leaders

News for Leaders

Functional Zone in LeisureWorld, Bishopstown

The Functional Zone in LeisureWorld, Bishopstown, is a service provided by HSE Neuro Physios in partnership with specially trained LeisureWorld gym Instructors for people with neurological conditions.

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How to Report an Access Issue to Cork City Council

In her role as a member of the Cork Access Group, Cork CIL leader Anita wishes to pass on the following important information:

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HSE Call for Participants in Personalised Budget Pilot: Phase 1

Last year the Taskforce on Personalised Budgets Report recommended several pilot projects be rolled out to test various models of delivering personal budgets. The first phase of these project rollouts will take place later this year with the HSE currently looking for 90 people to take part.

Please visit this web page for more information.

Past Leader Announcements

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Staff Portal

Latest Staff News

Disability Services Newsletter: Updated Nov 6th, 2019

The HSE’s National Quality Improvement Office (NQIO) has published the Autumn 2019 Edition of its quarterly Disability Services Newsletter.

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Health and Wellbeing at Work Newsletter for October, 2019

The October edition of the HSE’s Health and Wellbeing at Work Newsletter is now available.

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Staff News Headlines

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Employee Notice

The Staff Portal is password protected. If you are a Cork CIL employee and have not received the password, or wish to be sent a reminder, please contact us.