The first Irish Centre for Independent Living (CIL) was established in 1992 by and for people with disabilities, with the main aim of ensuring that people with disabilities achieved independent living, choice and control over their lives, and full participation in society as equal citizens. It offered an advocacy and campaigning respresentation role, striving to bring about a social model of service delivery, and to ensure policy decisions would include input from those whose lives were actually affected. It also held an action-research role in monitoring developments in the world of Independent Living.
CIL's main objectives are:
- To provide support for people with disabilities to live and work in the community.
- To provide a forum for people with disabilities to explore and realise their human, civil, social, political, and economic rights.
- To facilitate the raising of disability issues at a local Government, State, European, and International level.
Center for Independent Living
Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.
Tel. 01 - 8730 455 / 8730 986
Fax. 01 8730 998