Cork Centre for Independent Living CLG 2020

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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

NEWS   

ILMI Cork City and County Platform: An Online Space for Disabled Adults

ILMI are working with disabled activists in Cork City and County to develop an online discussion space This online City and Country platform will be a shared online space for disabled adults that will include information on the various supports and services available in your local community, aiming to promote wellbeing and create more community connections. This online platform for Cork City and County replicates and approach used by ILMI in a number of other counties over the course of 2020.

 

These online spaces have proven invaluable for many disabled people to counter the challenge of physical isolation caused by Covid-19, by creating a shared social space for disabled people. County platforms are a mixture of social spaces, peer support, collective discussions on issues, local political lobbying strategies and inputs from local mainstream services which are available for disabled people.

 

The first ILMI Cork City and County platform will take place on Thursday the 17th September at 3pm. For more information email

SOCIAL NIGHTS WITH ILMI

Independent Living Movement Ireland are delighted to announce that we are kicking off our Social Nights this Thursday at 8pm.

ILMI Social Nights are a great way for us to connect with each other and have some fun without all the worry of social distancing! As part of each night we will have a guest speaker to get things started and over the coming weeks we will be looking at film, fashion, food music and lot’s more. Some of our exciting line-up includes:

  • September 3rd: Paddy Slattery, Writer/Director/Producer. Paddy’s most recent film “Broken Law” is currently in Irish Cinemas Nationwide.
  • September 15th: Rory Gallagher, Donegal Songwriter/Performer, formerly of The Revs.
  • October 1st: Clara Holmes, fashion model and public speaker, Clara is passionate about self- love, body positivity and the diverse representation of all bodies within the fashion and beauty industry.
  • October 15th: Christian O Reilly, playwright and screenwriter, Christian has many successful films such as “Sanctuary” and “Inside I’m dancing”

Please note these nights take place using Zoom, with the link only circulated to those who have pre-registered. Spaces for each night are very limited and are almost full. If you would like to register to take part then please do email as soon as possible.

See link below for ILMI Newsletter

Independent Living Movement of Ireland (ILMI) Newsletter

Independent  Living  Movement  of  Ireland  ILMI

Independent Living Movement of Ireland – ILMI

Cork City and County Platform: An Online Space for Disabled Adults

 

ILMI are working with disabled activists in Cork City and County to develop an online discussion space. This online City and Country platform will be a shared online space for disabled adults that will include information on the various supports and services available in your local community, aiming to increase positive mental health and wellbeing and create more community connections. This online platform for Cork City and County replicates and approach used by ILMI in a number of other counties over the course of 2020.

  • These online spaces have proven invaluable for many disabled people to counter the challenge of physical isolation caused by Covid-19, by creating a shared social space for disabled people. County platforms are a mixture of social spaces, peer support, collective discussions on issues, local political lobbying strategies and inputs from local mainstream services which are available for disabled people.

The first ILMI Cork City and County platform will take place on Thursday the 17th September at 3pm. For more information email

Travel Club News

Call us  on 087 102 3530 Mon-Fri 11.00-15.00

The Travel Club is back and  Covid-19 ready   See the attached information  for  important  changes

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. There are 27,969 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of Aug 23rd.

Keep yourself informed by visiting the HSE’s Coronavirus website for general advice, and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for guidance aimed at healthcare professionals.

See also the Information for PAs and the Information for Service Users secctions below.

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.
  • Wear  a  mask in  shops on  public transport  and  other  crowded place

Information for Personal Assistants

We  regularly   update  the  Covid-19   Information  & Guidelines

KEEP  UP TO  DATE  link to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 page of the Staff Portal

 Information for Leaders/Service Users

The updates listed below outline changes to our services. There is also an informative Caronavirus poster.

New COVID-19 Poster
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Cork CIL News

Cork CIL Annual General Meeting 2020

The Cork CIL Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Tue, Aug 18th, 2020. Thanks to everyone who attended.

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Disability Studies Programmes at UCC

In Autumn 2020, the Centre for Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at University College Cork (UCC) is offering a Diploma in Disability Studies programme (Level 7) as well as a Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusion (Disability Studies) programme (Level 8). Both of these courses have been updated significantly over the past year. The programme update has made significant changes to the content of the programmes which reflect current policy and legislative developments as well as emerging discourse in the field.

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COVID Tracker App

COVID Tracker App

The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19.

The app will make contact tracing faster and more accurate, reducing the spread of coronavirus.

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Cloth Face Coverings

Reusable Cloth Face Coverings Made by the Sanctuary Mask Initiative

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.

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New and Updated Policies

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.

Mileage and Expenses Calendar 2020

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.

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).

For more information, visit the Employment Details Summary page and enter the Staff Portal password.

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.

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Cork CIL Leaders

News for Leaders

The Full Guide to Flying with a Disability

This UK-based guide for disabled travellers was published last July, long before the current COVID-19 emergency. But one day, the pandemic will end and our lives will slowly return to normal. And when it does, many of us will be yearning for a change of scene.

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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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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.