Who we are About us About us Introduction to Trafford CIL Trafford CIL (Centre for Independent Living) is a registered charity and a disabled people’s user-led organisation (DPULO), set up to enable people with impairments to live full, enjoyable and independent lives in Trafford. We work with all disabled people, including deaf people, people with physical and sensory impairments, people who have mental health or physical health issues and people with learning difficulties. We also work with parents, carers and partner organisations and we deliver a number of contracts in the area. Trafford CIL has been awarded the “two ticks” positive about disability standard which confirms that Trafford CIL has made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff. To date, we have over 500 members, an expanding online presence via social networking and a growing stature in Trafford due to our consistently excellent work with disabled people, parents, carers and partner organisations and we deliver a number of contracts in the locality. Our work is supported by a team of volunteers who help us with everything from reception work to information gathering. We couldn’t be the exciting, growing organisation that we are without their support. We believe that information, advice and advocacy are at the heart of independent living, and aim to become a community hub for people with disabilities locally offering services, support, groups and classes. We are a disabled people’s user-led organisation, set up using the expertise of disabled people to provide tailored support to people with impairments to live full, enjoyable and independent lives. This means enabling people to take responsibility for their own daily lives and decisions, and giving them the skills and confidence to play an active role in the care and the financial support that they receive.