Lambeth Centre for Independent Living
Work will continue to develop a Lambeth Centre for Independent Living (CIL) for disabled people at We are 336, Lambeth's Disability Hub.
In December 2013, the CIL, working closely with DASL, ‘We are 336’, Lambeth Mencap, Lambeth Resolve, Lambeth Archives and other organisations coordinated events to mark UK Disability History Month 2013 in Lambeth. Click here to find out more. Due to a lack of funding and capacity, we have not been able to offer a similar programme for 2014 and 2015. However, we are committed to the idea of developing a Lambeth Disability History Project about the history and contribution of disabled people in Lambeth and will get this work back on track in early 2016 through our new Community Development Project.
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 We are 336.
Since then, the main focus of work has been to open a One Stop Information Shop for Disabled People at The Accord Centre. The One Stop Shop is currently used by a number of organisations as a ‘shop window’ for their services and for drop-in sessions and appointments with clients.
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 can be downloaded here
The work to develop a Lambeth CIL is being led by We are 336 in collaboration with DASL. A number of other Disabled People’s Organisations have been involved in work on this project including People First Lambeth, Lambeth and Southwark MIND, Lambeth Pan-Disability Forum and the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE).
If you are interested in the CIL project contact David Strong at DASL