MK CIL provides a wide range of free and confidential information on disability related issue for disabled people, their families, carers and anyone else with an interest in the field of disability.
The AGM in November 2012 was the opportunity for us to launch our plans to involve people in helping to improve social care services, pathways and processes for disabled people in Milton Keynes.
MK CIL can provide information on a number of useful resources about local and national support groups, benefits, equipment, transport and mobility, leisure, holidays, care and more.
We have a large display area of adaptations and equipment to view and try out. We now have electronic wheelchair scales so people can weigh themselves without leaving their wheelchair. There is also a working stairlift you can try and many supplier catalogues to look through.
Some of our disabled volunteers are trained to assist with first time applications for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Attendance Allowance (AA). We have a partnership relationship with MK Citizens Advice Bureau who hold a surgery at our premises on Thursday afternoons, and we are able to book our clients in for half hour appointments for benefit advice.
You can access our quarterly newletter, Team Talk, online by clicking on the link below. Team Talk is packed full of MK CIL news, events, and disability articles.
RADAR, the disability rights people, offer a national key scheme, enabling disabled people access to 9,000 accessible toilets around the country.
The Survival Guide is a directory of local, council, voluntary and charitable organisations in Milton Keynes. The guide covers everything from housing and health to shopping and the arts.
Choice and Support is an information and advice service, which comes from people who know about living with a disability, long term ill health, or mental health issues. It covers information and advice, PA employment support and peer support planning and brokerage.
We encourage people who use our service to become members. Membership of MK CIL is free and you will receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Team Talk. You will also be invited to attend and vote at our annual general meeting (AGM) and will receive details of local disability events.
Do you belong to a local disability group that is run by its members? The MK ULO Network exists to support user led organisations like yours.
MK CIL can offer Disability Awareness Training for your company, organisation or group. Delivered in collaboration with people who have a disability themselves, the sessions include an overview of disability awareness as well as fun experiential activities, and can be tailored to meet your needs.
We have an accessible meeting room available for hire by disability and community groups. The room can seat up to 30 people in rows or 20 around a table. There are also kitchen facilities.
The Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Learning is located by The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, opposite Marks & Spencer in thecentre:mk.
Community Legal Service
We have the Community Legal Service quality mark for being an information provider. This means that we have good procedures for checking the quality and accuracy of the information we give out.
DissBase is our continuously updated local database. Please let us know if you are aware of a local support group that we may not know about so we can signpost people to the group.