Center for Independent Living

Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 (0)1 873 04 55 | Email:

Key Achievements

  • CIL introduced the first personal assistance programme in Ireland thereby enabling people to take greater control of their lives. This has been the single most significant development for Independent Living in the history of the State.
  • CIL is recognised internationally and has established invaluable links with key organisations and individuals across Europe and continues to actively seek transnational partnership opportunities.
  • CIL is a founder and active member of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL).
  • As a Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO), it is led by disabled people and has always been based on lived experience.
  • CIL established the Certificate in Disability Studies in conjunction with Maynooth University.
  • CIL established Vantastic – an accessible dial-a-ride, door to door transport service. Transport is a key accessibility issue and the introduction of Vantastic has offered many new opportunities to disabled people.
  • CIL has demonstrated that it can work effectively and in partnership with a wide range of voluntary and statutory agencies in order to bring about equality for disabled people.
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