The 2020 Independent Advocacy Gathering will take place on Wed, Mar 25th, from 9.30am to 4.30pm in the Crann Centre, Classis, Ovens, Cork.
This is a free event, but places are limited. Bookings must be made by Mar 18th. Please read the post for full details.
IL News, 19.02.20 from Independent Living is now online. An archive of past issues is also available.
There is currently a National Outbreak of Mumps with many cases being reported every week to the Health Service Executive (HSE). Most cases are teenagers and young adults, occurring among those aged 15–24 years. The highest numbers of cases are in those aged 18–19 years. All HSE regions of the country have been affected.
In Cork & Kerry, there has been an increase in the number of new cases reported to the HSE since December 2019,with many students attending university/third-level institutes/PLCs affected. For more information on the current situation, please visit the Health Protection Surveillance Centre website.
The Travel Club is not a funded service. It is supported by Cork CIL and a local Community Employment scheme, but in order for us to continue the service, fuel, insurance, and vehicle maintenance must be covered by members’ contributions.
Block booking and late cancellations are significant and ongoing problems. Due to financial pressures, and to be fairer to all our Travel Club members, the following changes are being made:
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.
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is delighted to confirm two access performances in 2020 (see fliers below):
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.
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.