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 will be posting regular updates for staff and Service Users (SUs) as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.
NEWS – Cork Community Platform Thursday 16th July 3pm
Independent Living Movement Ireland [ILMI] are creating an online platform to create an opportunity for disabled people in Cork City and County to stay socially connected and find out information on supports and services in your local community.
They have guest speakers from mainstream services that provide information and talk about what is available to you during COVID-19 and beyond.
It is hoped that the community platforms will provide a response to the challenge of social isolation caused by COVID-19, through creating a shared social space for the voices of local disabled adults.
COVID Tracker App
Thanks to the care taken by everyone, the number of people in Ireland with COVID-19 has decreased. But as we continue to re-open services and communities, we need to ensure we have the tools to continue this downward trend.
Taking precautions such as washing our hands, keeping social distance, and covering our coughs and sneezes, as well as wearing face coverings where it’s difficult to keep our distance, help us to stay safe and protect each other.
The COVID Tracker phone app is another important tool we can use to reduce the spread of the virus. It supports the HSE’s Contact Tracing team by keeping an anonymous record of people you are in close contact with.
The app makes contact tracing quicker. It helps to find close contacts you might have forgotten or who are unknown to you, such as when you are shopping or on public transport. It does this while protecting your privacy.
Identifying a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 can help the HSE take action quicker, protecting others.
The more people who use the app, the more people we can protect.
Cloth Face Coverings
Cork CIL have received the generous donation of reusable cloth face coverings for our Service Users from Sanctuary Mask Initiative (SMI).
SMI is a group of women in direct provision who are producing these masks for community groups and charitable organisations in the Cork area.
Face coverings should be worn in public places such as shops, supermarkets, public transport, and anywhere that you are unable to maintain social distancing. If you go out with your PA, you may be asked to wear a face covering.
If you would like to avail of a pair of these free cloth face coverings, please inform your PA, and they will be forwarded to you.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. There are 25,628 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of July 12th.
How to Wash Your Hands with Soap and Water
Protect Yourself from Coronavirus
We must all do our best to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus by adhering to the following safety guidelines:
- Wash your hands properly and regularly.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
- Put used tissues into a bin, and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Practice social distancing.
Information for Personal Assistants
On June 5th, a new update was uploaded to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 page of the Staff Portal that explains the restrictions imposed on the length of the working week by the Organisation of Timing Work Act 1997. It also outlines entitlements to breaks and rest periods as set out by the act.
Additional COVID-19-related information for all Cork CIL employees is also available from the link above.
Information for Leaders/Service Users
We regret to inform Service Users that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Travel Club is suspended until further notice.
The updates listed below outline changes to our services. There is also an informative Caronavirus poster.
- Service User Update: Jun 12th (PDF, 167kb)
- COVID-19 Phase 2 Service Planning: Jun 12th (PDF, 180kb)
- Service User Update: Mar 25th (PDF, 131kb)
- Letter to All Service Users: Mar 18th (PDF, 172kb)
- Letter to All Service Users: Mar 10th, 2020 (PDF, 206kb)
- COVID-19 Service Users’ Guidelines: Mar 10th, 2020 (PDF, 276kb)
- New Coronavirus Poster: Mar 16th (PDF, 572kb)
Cork CIL News
No less than 34 new and updated policies are now available. To view them, visit the revised A to Z of Cork CIL Policies page and enter the Staff Portal password.
Visit the Mileage and Allowable Expenses page and enter the Staff Portal password to download the Mileage and Expenses Calendar 2020, which is now available in both Excel and PDF formats.
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).
For more information, visit the Employment Details Summary page and enter the Staff Portal password.
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.
- VHI EAP Employee Wellness Calendar 2020 (PDF, 2Mb)
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.
- Next Direction: Cork CIL Strategic Plan 2019–24 (PDF, 849kb)
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.
To incorporate changes in legislation, our Maternity, Paternity, and Parental Leave Policies have been updated. The changes increase your entitlements and options. If you have children and have not availed of all your entitlements, recently given birth, or are pregnant, please read the updated policies.