Welcome to the website of the National Centre for Independent Living.
Campaigning for the rights and equality of disabled people.
This website is designed to be a resource on independent living, direct payments and individual budgets for disabled people and others working in the field who may find it useful.
NCIL is a National support, advice and consultancy organisation that aims to enable disabled people to be equal citizens with choice, control, rights and full economic, social and cultural lives.
We believe in the "social model of disability", which means when we talk about "disabled" people, we mean how society disables us by the way that it treats and excludes us whatever our impairment. We focus on how and where society fails to include disabled people by "disabling" attitudes and barriers and aim to reduce and remove those barriers.
We are a not-for-profit, membership organisation, run and controlled by disabled people.
(The information on this website is correct to the best of our knowledge. Lists will be updated twice a year. Please inform NCIL if you know of any amendments or additions to help keep this website up to date.)
NCIL is a registered charity. Our registration number is 1113 427
NCIL is a company limited by guarantee registration no. 4701388