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North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living (NYCIL) is  part of the disability sector in North Yorkshire. Our primary aim is to promote and support the independence of disabled people, giving them increased choice and control over their care in their home and community.

NYCIL's core services include assistance in the recruitment of staff through services such as advertising and interview support, and a payroll service, for support once you have found the right person for the job. 

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. Our staff will provide tailored assistance in finding the right person for the job. The range of support they can provide includes:

  • Placing advertisements for you in a variety of locations and formats including our own database and on social media.
  • Providing and promoting job descriptions tailored to your specifications.
  • Forwarding applications or CVs to you.
  • Supporting you during interviews. We can also book a suitable location, arrange the interview schedule and contact the applicants. 
  • Assisting you in applying for references.​
  • Keeping applicants up to date with progress/advise if unsuccessful.
  • Supporting you with paperwork and employment regulations and insurance
  • Providing signposting to relevent organisations is further support is required.​

Direct Payments

The Direct Payments Scheme is a Government initiative, provides it's users with funds to allow them to pay for their own care and support services directly. This allows for care to be tailored to their individual needs as the recipient sees fit. 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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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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