Mission & Aims
LCIL was established in 1996 after a long campaign by disabled people in Leicester and Leicestershire for recognition. (see History of LCIL).
Our overall aim is to empower disabled people.
To achieve this we seek not only to work with individuals but to challenge and where appropriate support others to make changes to the way that their services are delivered. Only in this way can all disabled people gain access to the services needed and wanted.
We have a specific remit to promote the benefits of disabled people by providing or encouraging the provision of services which facilitate independence in daily living activities, active participation in and full integration into society. In particular but not exclusively:
To establish training programmes
To create an information resource of accessible information for use by disabled people
To establish a library of information on disability issues, including undertaking research programmes
To work with statutory and non-statutory organisations to raise awareness about issues of integration and independence of disabled people especially working practices and environmental design
To consult with disabled people about issues effecting them.
In setting out our aim our initial intention was to deliver a direct payments service however this contract was never secured. We therefore dedicated our efforts at other areas that impacted on the lives of disabled people and made involvement and engagements in society a more realistic goal.
Over the years this has resulted in the development of new services and the delivery of a range of short programmes or Projects.