The CIL is a new service, run and controlled by Deaf and disabled people. Its purpose is to improve the life chances of Deaf and disabled people in Camden. It is based in a new building – the Greenwood Centre in Kentish Town – a space where disabled and non-disabled people can come together and take part in shared activities, ranging from art and exercise to creative and entrepreneurial enterprises.
CIL is run by a consortium of organisations, led by Camden Disability Action. Membership of the consortium is made up of The Advocacy Project, Age UK Camden, CDA, Camden People First, The Camden Society, Elfrida Rathbone Camden, Healthwatch Camden, Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, Personalisation in Camden, Carers Centre Camden and Voluntary Action Camden.
From its inception, the CIL will be a one-stop-shop for advice, information and support for Deaf and disabled people, including those whose first language is not English, who use British Sign Language or have a learning disability. It will provide volunteering, learning and work opportunities for Deaf and disabled people. It will build the confidence of Deaf and disabled people and help them to speak up for themselves about issues that are important to them and their families.
The CIL will be the base for a range of activity, and will network with other providers, promoting social inclusion through enabling integrated activity. The organisation will be entrepreneurial, working with organisations and businesses in the borough to develop new services.
If you would like to get involved with helping the CIL to deliver our vision, then please do get in touch! We are looking for partner organisations, volunteers, and just any ideas or inspiration that you would like to share with us!
020 7974 6051