Cork Centre for Independent Living CLG 2019


Often a cup of tea, a handshake and a friendly chat can go a long way. Penny Dinners, works every day to provide freshly made meals and a warm atmosphere to the homeless and to those in need in Cork City. Their services are free of charge.

This Christmas Cork CIL has chosen to support a local Cork charity Penny Dinners instead of seasonal greetings cards. If you would like to join us and can donate non-perishable foods, provisions or warm hats, gloves and scarves it will be greatly appreciated.

We can arrange to collect from you or perhaps you  could drop it to our office by Monday 16th December 2019. We will make sure all Cork CIL donations to get to Penny Dinners before the Christmas Holiday. If you want more info link with Claire 086 6073853 .

The Penny Dinners Not Just for   Christmas List …………

Penny Dinners takes donations of non- perishable foods items such as: Gravy Granules, Tinned Peas and Beans, Soup, Rice & Fruit Cooking Oil Custard, Tinned Fruit, Jelly, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Tinned Biscuits Cakes, Cereal Packets, Juices, Dried Pasta/Spaghetti, Diluted Squashes

Kitchen Items:  Toilet Rolls, Paper Towels, Refuse Sacks, Tin Foil, Clingfilm , Tea Towels, Hand Wash Washing Up Liquid, Bleach, Pot Scourers, Disinfectant Sprays

Warm Clothing: Hats ,Gloves, Scarves .



Welcome to the Cork CIL CLG 2019 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.

Maternity, Paternity, and Parental Leave Policy Update 2019


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.

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Vacancy Bulletin Board: Updated Nov 5th

Calling All Superheroes

Calling all Cork CIL PAs! Visit the Vacancy Bulletin Board and enter the Staff Portal password to see the vacancy list. Updated Nov 5th, 2019.

Bookmark the page and check regularly for frequent updates.

Vacancy for Personal Assistant Wanted for Specific Role in Kinsale

Cork CIL is recruiting a part-time skilled and experienced Personal Assistant (PA) to work with a person with a physical disability in Kinsale.

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Cork CIL Seasonal Flu Vaccine Campaign 2019

Cartoon of Child Sneezing

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

Visit the Staff Portal for more information.

Alliance of Health Care Assistants in Ireland


The Alliance of Health Care Assistants in Ireland (AHCAI) are a National Membership Organisation set up by and for the benefit of healthcare assistants.

For more information, visit the AHCAI Website, or read this document:

Cork CIL News

Latest News

ILMI Urgent PAS News Circular

On Nov 19th, a Motion will be brought before the Dáil to debate our right to a Personal Assistance Service (PAS). Right now we all need to become active and let our elected representatives know that this is a human rights issue. We need you to mobilise friends and family to email your local TDs to ensure they participate in the debate and vote in favour of the Motion. This is URGENT as this is our opportunity to have our voice heard!

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Community Facilitation and Leadership Training Opportunity with SHEP

This course has been developed by the Social Health and Education Project (SHEP) as a response to the need for continuing professional development opportunities for people aged between 18 and 30 who are interested in playing a more active part in their local or wider community, or the broader community and voluntary sector, or who are interested in increasing their existing skills base.

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News Headlines

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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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Vacancy Bulletin Board: Updated Nov 5th, 2019

Calling all PAs! Visit the Vacancy Bulletin Board, and enter the Staff Portal password, to view the list of vacancies. Updated regularly.

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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.