Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living


Misson and activities:

"Inclusion and independence for disabled people"
LCIL's aims are:-
- to support the right of disabled people to live independently, take control of their own lives and further their own personal and professional development

- to promote the social inclusion and individual choice of disabled people

- to challenge the attitudes, and the physical and social barriers that create disability

LCIL's objectives are:-
- to provide a range of services to support independent living, developed and managed by and for disabled people

to provide information, support and training services to disabled people to enable them to set up their own independent living packages

- to provide a fully accessible peer counselling service provided by and for disabled people

- to provide a payroll service for disabled people who employ their own support staff

- to provide training opportunities to those wishing to be employed as personal assistants
- to provide information to disabled people in the Lothians
- to provide an opportunity for disabled people to undertake counselling training

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the local level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is mainly run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Independent Living, Direct payments, Disability information through our disability information service Grapevine. LCIL trains to disabled people to act as peer counsellors so as to provide accessible counselloring to disabled people in Edinburgh and West Lothian.

We may be able to refer disabled persons to wheelchair accessible housing or transportation or other services in our city.

We have traineeships or volunteer positions that people with disabilities are welcome to apply for.

People planning to come to our city are welcome to contact us to find out about accessibility and services in Edinburgh. We may be able to help with information.

Contact us:

Contact person:Gareth Timms
Phone:0131 475 2350
Home page:https://www.lothiancil.org.uk/
Norton Park Centre
57 Albion Road

United Kingdom

This entry added: Wednesday 8th June 2005. (record #740) Changed: Tuesday 25th May 2021. Link checked Monday 3rd June 2024.