Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI)

Sector: Disibility/Community

Joined Colab: 2019

Website: www.ilmi.ie

Phone: 087 055 9725

Email: orlabeirne@ilmi.ie

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) was established as CIL in 1992 by and for disabled people. Its aim was to ensure that disabled people achieved Independent Living, choice and control over their lives and full participation in society as equal citizens.

ILMI Onside Project

ONSIDE Project

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) was established as CIL in 1992 by and for disabled people. Its aim was to ensure that disabled people achieved Independent Living, choice and control over their lives and full participation in society as equal citizens.

We are a campaigning, national representative organisation that promotes the philosophy of independent living and to build an inclusive society. Central to the way we work is to ensure that policy decisions that impact on the lives of disabled people have to be directly influenced by those whose lives are directly affected.

Our philosophy can be summed up as: ‘Nothing about us without us!’ and ‘Rights Not Charity’.

In June 2019 ILMI launched ; The Outreach and Navigation for Social Inclusion and Digital Engagement project (ONSIDE).  This is a dynamic and exciting creative venture that is co-ordinated by ILMI in the Republic of Ireland and by our partners in Northern Ireland, Disability Action Northern Ireland; Supporting Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The ONSIDE project has been supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

ILMI’s ONSIDE Project works by providing one-to-one assistance to disabled participants in the form of free IT equipment and training. We will also organise inclusion workshops to support participants to access mainstream lifestyle choices above and beyond the traditional disability-service provider ‘care’ options. Additionally, we will organise training and support for project participants to learn how to access and effectively use current web-based technologies. This may involve a free tablet, with the relevant accessible software for the disabled person to fully use the device to realise their individual lifestyle choices.

If you would like more information on the ONSIDE project please contact;  Orla Beirne, Community Navigator for Donegal on 087 055 9725 / orlabeirne@ilmi.ie