Lambeth Centre for Independent Living and User Involvement
Work is in progress to develop a Lambeth Centre for Independent Living (CIL) for disabled people.
In December, the CIL coordinated events to mark UK Disability History Month 2012 in Lambeth. Click here to find out more. We are planning UKDHM 2013 and also working on developing an archive of material about the history and contribution of disabled people in Lambeth.
The consultation programme on what disabled people want from the CIL concluded at the end of March 2011 with a very successful public consultation meeting at the Accord Centre.
The main focus of work for early 2012 is to open a One Stop Information Shop for Disabled People at The Accord Centre. The One Stop Shop is ready for use and we are now looking for volunteers who can offer time during the week to help us to staff it.
Here is a leaflet which summarises the latest stage in the development of the CIL and tells you more about the One Stop Shop - Lambeth_CIL_Leaflet_April_2012.pdf
The report on the consultation programme has now been produced and can be downloaded here
You can contact Elaine Aherne by email or by ringing 020 7926 4704 for more details about the consultation programme and the work of the CIL Steering Group.
DASL is one of a number of Disabled People’s Organisations which is involved in the steering group which has been set up to work on this project with Lambeth Council. Others are People First Lambeth, Lambeth MIND, Lambeth Pan-Disability Forum and the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE).