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.

Vacancy Bulletin Board: Updated Jan 10th

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 Jan 10th, 2020.

Winter Vomiting Bug: 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.

Noro Prevention

To help protect yourself, your family and the people you work with, please read the following document:

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

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.

Access Performances at the BGE Theatre

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

more »

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.

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.

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:

Irish Times Covers Cork CIL Leaders Campaigning for Make Way Day

Make Way Day, which took place yesterday, is a National Public Awareness Campaign held annually to highlight the issues people with disabilities face getting around their local communities. People with disabilities give the public gentle reminders to consider the needs of PWDs when using the public spaces we all share.

This year saw a strong contingent from Cork CIL campaigning on the streets of Cork, as reported in The Irish Times (see photo below).

more »

HSE Change Guide

The Change Guide features helpful and practical advice from practitioners, leaders, service users, and staff that focuses on people and culture. This Change Guide supports service and quality improvement, and is intended to complement the transformation work taking place within the Health Service Executive (HSE).

more »

Achieving a Right to Personal Assistance Report

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) launched Achieving a Right to Personal Assistance in Ireland in the Oireachtas today.

more »

more news »

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.

more »

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:

more »

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

more »

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.

more »

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.

more »

Staff News Headlines

more »

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.