We are looking for new Trustees to help provide strategic direction and shape the company as we grow further.
Trafford Centre for Independent Living [TCIL] provides services primarily commissioned by Trafford MBC and CCG, to residents in Trafford / Greater Manchester who have physical, sensory, learning or mental health impairments, as well as people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, carers and local partner organisations. The centre has a strong track record of working directly with the local community, responding to individual needs in a compassionate and understanding way. The Centre delivers a variety of services from its premises at Marshall House, and through a range of outreach and community engagement activities.
Our objectives are:
'To advance the education, and the health and wellbeing, and the human rights and equality of disabled and deaf people, primarily but not exclusively within the Borough of Trafford, through the provision of services which enable them to live as independently as possible; and through activities which contribute to the removal of barriers to their full and active participation as citizens.'
It is a key aim of TCIL to ensure disabled people benefit from appropriate support and access to advice and information and other services delivered by the organisation. TCIL is a trusted brand using innovative, methods to engage effectively with individuals and communities throughout the borough.
The underpinning values of Trafford CIL are as follows
• We work to combat discrimination on any grounds and particularly on the grounds of disability.
• We ensure that the social model of disability, principles of independent living and equal opportunities are implemented in all work undertaken
TCIL has developed a number of services including caseworker support in Advocacy, Brokerage, Information and Signposting. These services are complemented by a range of ‘added value’ offerings, such as free literacy, numeracy and ICT training, citizen advocacy services and Trafford Disability Activity Network [TDAN].
Specific beneficiaries of Trafford CIL include disabled residents aged 16+ (no upper age limit), disabled children and families aged 14-25 going through the transition process to adult services, family members, support workers, personal assistants and carers of Trafford, Additional beneficiaries extend to local partner organisations, volunteer befrienders and the Trafford community at large.
TCIL has a complete holistic approach and methodology in supporting people with impairments, providing a much needed wrap around service to help disabled people maximise their life choices.