The next meeting is to be held on​
Wednesday 15th November
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friends Meeting House
Quaker Close
 Scarborough YO12 5QZ

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About us

North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living (NYCIL) is a USER-LED Organisation, which means our staff, Board of Directors and Volunteers are either disabled, carers or involved in Disabilities in some way. We are part of the disability sector in North Yorkshire. Our primary aim is to promote the independence of disabled people, giving them increased choice and control over their lives. North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living (NYCIL) is a registered charity established in 2012 and was set up as part of an initiative to have a Centre for Independent Living (CIL) in each County Council area. 

What is our Here to Help Service?

Our Here to Help Service is a service set up to help disabled and vulnerable people employ their own staff to help care for them. We can support you in the following areas... 

Place advertisements for you in a variety of locations and formats including our own database.

Forward applications or CVs to you in a suitable format.

Support you during interviews. We can also book a suitable location, arrange the interview schedule and contact the applicants. 

Apply for references on your behalf and advice on safe recruitment.

Keep applicants up to date with progress/advise if unsuccessful.

​Provide and help you with the relevant paperwork to legally employ your staff.

​Provide job descriptions tailored to your specifications. 

Support during any problems or difficulties with staff.

Support with paperwork and returns for direct payments and personal health budgets.

Provide “How to be a good boss” training and keep you updated in the responsibilities of being an employer.

​We can help you apply for funding for training courses for your staff and source suitable courses.

Direct Payments

The Direct Payments Scheme is a Government initiative, which gives its users money directly to pay for their own care. More...

Payroll Services

Here at NYCIL we offer a very reasonable and tailored payroll service.  On your behalf the payroll department will register you as an employer with HM Revenue and Customs and also sort out pensions. More...

Useful Links

Whether it's websites to keep up to date with what’s happening in your area , or advice on how to access local services, this list will hopefully help you along the way.

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Co-operative independent living


North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living is a membership organisation promoting independence for disabled and vulnerable people and helping them to lead fulfilling lives.  We offer membership to charities and organisations (in particular User Led Organisations) to achieve excellence and improve networking and communication.  There are two levels of membership: FULL and ASSOCAITE.

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living to say thank you for shopping with them.

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Ever Thought About Volunteering?

North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living (NYCIL) has many wonderful volunteering opportunities from helping give advice and personal experience on Direct Payments to reviewing restaurants, cafes and shops for our accessible area guide. Promoting Direct Payments as part of our Peer Support Group. We need volunteers from all areas of North Yorkshire.

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