Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living
Here for all disabled people and those living with long-term conditions across Edinburgh and the Lothians
£500 Payment for Personal Assistants
From 30th June 2021, eligible Personal Assistants can claim up to £500 from the Scottish Government.
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.
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 Summer 2021 (pdf) 3 MB Grapevine Disability News Summer 2021 – Plain Text (docx) 23 KB NEW PA- Starter Checklist (pdf) 304 KB 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