Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living
Here for all disabled people and those living with long-term conditions across Edinburgh and the Lothians
Find guidance and information regarding the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic
Current Personal Assistant vacancies
Find a range of Personal Assistant roles advertised on behalf of individual employers from across the Lothians.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Distance Aware Scheme
New initiative supported by the Scottish Government designed to help people who are concerned about sharing the same space with others.
30th Anniversary in Lothian Centre For Inclusive Living
Founded originally in 1991, LCiL has over the last thirty years thrived into a leading champion of the Independent Living Movement in Scotland
How we can help
Independent Living Support
Providing you with information and one-to-one support to manage your own self-directed package.
Grapevine Disability Information
Free, confidential and independent disability information and advice to people living in Edinburgh.
Wages processing and administration if you employ your own Personal Assistants (PAs). Enhanced support is also available.
Current Personal Assistant Vacancies
Latest ResourcesLothian Disability Newsletter – Spring Newsletter Edition 2022 (pdf) 6 MB Lothian Disability Newsletter – Spring Newsletter Edition 2022 (Plain Text) (docx) 23 KB LCiL Accounts to March 2021 (pdf) 12 MB Find more resources
Just to know that they are there makes me a lot more conscious and a lot more courageousSusan
When somebody gives you a glimmer of hope about one thing, on one day, that changes the rest of that day and reminds you that you will find a way throughNaomi
It is unique in the way that it supports people to live independently without being a support agencyAshleigh
An external report on LCiL’s impact, values and services. An independent review of LCiL and its impact took place in May 2018. Interviews and focus groups with 15 service users, 2 carers, 4 staff and 10 external partners provided a rounded picture of LCiL’s values. The report, published in June, 2018 summarises the findings, using direct film footage from the interview conducted as part of the review.Read the report