Personal Assistance Services & Assisted Living Services

The Cork CIL  Services are funded solely by the HSE.  All our  services  are provided by skilled  front  line  healthcare   staff called Personal Assistants [PA’s]. Cork  CIL PA’s  work with Service Users in their own home and community. The ALS  supports are  individualised and  can range from personal care to social inclusion. There is a fixed level of funding and so there some limits to what can be provided.

If you have a physical and/or sensory disability and are under 65-year-old and  live  in  South Lee area of Cork  you may be eligible. You should contact your Public Health Nurse [PHN] who can assess and refer you. If  you  would  like to  talk  with  some one in Cork  CIL  before  contacting your  PHN   you  can  call  us 021 432 2651. If  you are  applying  for a service it is important that you give us as much information about yourself and the service you are looking.  This way we will be best placed to direct you to the services and supports available to  best suit your needs

Assisted  Living -Personal  Assistant Services (ALS) are  varied and  individual  but they are  not    ‘wrap  around’  services and  they are  not   ’emergency’  services. ALS  supports can range from personal care to social inclusion. Assisted  Living PA Services can   augment  other services or stand alone. Working  with a  PA   can   help   grow  confidence,  independence and increase choices and  opportunities for  the  Service User.   There is a fixed level of funding and so there some limits to what can be provided and  there is a waiting list .

All applications for Assisted Living Services are sent directly to the HSE Disability Services.  Each  application is considered an interagency meeting which takes place every 6-8 weeks. If  an  applicants meet the criteria for Cork CIL Assisted Living Services, and   is  looking  for  supports  we  can  deliver, we will contact you and ask if you want to be included in the waiting list for services.

Wrap Around  Personal Assistant Services. Some service users  have all  their  supports  from  Cork  CIL.  These are often larger services and range  from  personal   care supports  to  social inclusion  supports to  support in  the work place.  Applications   for   this  type of  PA service is  made  directly to  the HSE disability Services.  Cork  CIL  can  help  you  with these. Contact the CEO  086 7929684  to  explore this and  what  Cork CIL can  do  to help  and  advocate  for you.

Travel  Club Cork CIL  Cork  CIL staff   do  not  drive wheelchair  adapted  vehicles and  do  not  routinely carry  Service  Users as passengers in  their own  cars but Cork  CIL  has a  Travel Club  and  this  is  open  to   people  with  mobility  issues and  can  be   used (subject to  availability)  as a stand  alone  service. If  you    are  interested in this visit Travel Club  Section on  our  website

If you would like to talk to someone in Cork CIL to see if our  services may be an option for you, we will be pleased to help call 021 432 2651


Information for the Phn

As the Public Health Nurse [PHN] you may be asked to assess and make an application for Assisted Living Services on behalf of a potential Servcie User. To help you we have information available for you. If you want to discuss an application before submission please call Pat Beirne on 086 792 9684