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CHARITY NO: 20041120 CHY NO: 13315


About GCIL

Registered Charity Number: 20041120  -  CHY Number: 13315

Galway Centre for Independent Living (GCIL) is a not-for-profit organisation which enables us to provide affordable, premium services...

We are in our 25th year and have been a forerunner in providing professional services which facilitate a person’s choice to continue living independently in their own home and participating in society. There are range of services available to people, regardless of age or need, who require support to live in their homes and communities.

Our Goals

  • Enabling persons with disabilities to live meaningful lives within society.
  • The empowerment of disabled people to overcome environmental, educational and social barriers.
  • Help people to recognise that a person with a disability has equal civil rights as all other citizens.
  • The acquisition of funds and resources to further the aims of all CILs.
  • Helping to implement an ongoing permanent personal assistants scheme for all disabled persons to aid with the following:
    • Assisting in the client work situation,
    • Assisting in the client social setting,
    • Assisting the client with personal care,
    • Assisting the client in education/training settings,
  • Doing whatever the client needs to assist them to have better control of their own lives and achieve a quality filled independent future.
  • Developing a profit making business that embraces the ethos of Independent Living

Galway Centre for Independent Living is resolute in the knowledge that access to a Personal Assistant Service is the corner stone to achieving Independent living. At present we provide Personal Assistant/Home Help Services funded by private individuals and also through funding from the HSE and the Community Employment Scheme. We also provide Educational Support Workers to the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and to the Galway Technical Institute.

Please Contact Galway Centre for Independent Living for further information.

Our Mission Statement

“Prior to getting a Personal Assistant from Galway Centre for Independent Living I was unable to shop, attend mass or go swimming. The Personal Assistant service Galway Centre for Independent Living provides now enables me to live independently.”

Josephine Gibbons, Leader with Galway Centre for Independent Living