Rochdale and District Disability Action Group

17 Aug 17

Involvement wanted in the Planning of a Centre for Independant Living

RADDAG is in the process of writing a proposal for a Rochdale Borough Centre for Independent Living. This is your opportunity to be involved in the planning stages.

Please read the outline and background information and then download the questionnaire to register your opinions.

Proposal outline

To establish a user led Centre for Independent living within the Borough which would ensure that disabled people are empowered to exercise choice and control in their own lives.


Legislation – Improving the life chances of disabled people, recommendation 4.2 User-led organisations states that

“By 2010, each locality (defined as that area covered by a Council with social services responsibilities) should have a user-led organisation modelled on existing Centres for Independent Living.

Local organisations, run and controlled by disabled people will be a vital part of the implementation of a new approach to supporting independent living. 

Funding for the services provided will come from Service Level Agreements with health, social services, DWP and other agencies, and from spot purchasing of services such as disability equality training and consumer audits.

The exact nature of the services provided and their relationship with statutory agencies will vary according to local circumstances but, at a minimum, the organisations should provide:

• information and advice;

• advocacy and peer support;

• assistance with self-assessment;

• support in using individual budgets (including cash payments) to meet needs;

• support to recruit and employ personal assistants;

• disability equality training; and

• consumer audits of local services.”

If you wish to fill in a questionnaire to put across your views of how the CIL should work please go to the download section of the website where you can download a document titled Rochdale CIL Questionnaire, once filled in please email to sarah.cross@raddag.org if you require the document in an alternative format again please email and this will be arranged.


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