About Cork CIL

The Independent Living Movement has a well-established history, pioneered by and for disabled people. In Dublin in emerged as a movement in 1992 and the Cork the Cork Centre for Independent Living followed in 1996.

Driven by a group of people with physical disabilities their aim was to raise awareness about the Independent Living Movement, advocate for services to facilitate their independence and to establish a support network to empower peers.

The purpose of Cork CIL remains to work to ensure that disabled people achieve independence, choice and control over their lives and full participation in society as equal citizens.

Our Mission

Our vision is that people with disabilities in Ireland have to the greatest extent possible, the opportunity to live, free from discrimination, a full life of their choosing, with their families and as part of wider society and their local community

Our mission is to work with and on behalf of people with disabilities to develop and influence public policy, public services, supports and opportunities which maximise people’s choice and control over their lives and services.

The experience and perspectives of people with disabilities is at the centre of what we do and underpins our values of Independence; Transparency; Accountability; Integrity and Honesty

At the centre of the Independent Living Philosophy are people, and disabled people like everyone else being able to have control, with the opportunities to make decisions about to how they live their life. Cork Centre for Independent Living [Cork CIL] is a community-based service. We work mainly in the south Lee area of Cork city providing Assisted Living Services on behalf of the HSE and work to ensure that the philosophy of independent living underpins our services

The Organisation

Cork CIL is a not for profit organisation funded under Section 39 Health Act 2004.

A small team based in the Monahan Rd lead and support over 80-eighty community based health  care  workers called personal assistants (PA’s). Our Service Coordinators have significant experience in the disability sector. They are the link with each Service User, planning user led services as well as providing ongoing support and supervision for PA’s. Administration staff support the day to day planning and delivery of services. All staff are responsible to a General Manager who reports directly to a Voluntary Board of Trustees [Board of Management].

Our Trustees are entrusted with the responsibility to steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as by making sure that we have adequate resources to advance its mission. Our trustees bring to this role their experience from industry, finance, ICT, health, sport, social and disability services.

Together we work to implement of Strategic Plan and ensure that we provide first class Service User led supports provided by a well-trained team.

You can read our Strategic Plan 2019-2024 here….

Cork CIL Strategy 2019-24

Need to Get in Touch?

Go to the Contact Us page and email info@corkcil.ie or call 021 432 2651

General Manager: Pat Beirne pat.beirne@corkcil.ie

Co-ordinators: SharonLyne, VickyChan, ClaireMurphy co-ordinators@corkcil.ie