Published: June 13, 2022

Summer Support with LCiL

As we enter the summer months of 2022 we expect demand for our services to increase. We are also pleased to be able to offer more face-to-face opportunities for support again as COVID-19 restrictions are rolled back, whether it be Peer Support Groups or assistance with completing income maximisation checks and benefit applications through our Grapevine Disability Information service.

Published: June 2, 2022

Volunteers Week 2022

This week we are proud to be celebrating Volunteers Week 2022 (1 June – 7 June). At LCiL we are lucky to have a dedicated group of volunteers including our Champions, Peer Facilitators and Board Members who choose make use of their skills and expertise by gifting their time to support the mission and aims of our services and the Independent Living Movement in Scotland.

Published: May 31, 2022

Jubilee Weekend Office Closure

Please note, the LCiL office and services will be closed over this coming Jubilee weekend. Our services will be unavailable on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of June, and will…

Published: May 24, 2022

Payroll Service Emails

At present we are noticing a trend of emails sent by the Payroll Team ( to our Service Users arriving in their ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folders rather than their primary inbox, especially emails which contain attachments. Our Payroll Administrator and external IT service provider are working together to ensure that everything possible is in place to reduce the chance of this happening. We have been advised that the issue is likely to lie with the recipient’s email ‘spam’ filters identifying the email address or attachment type as ‘spam’.

Published: May 23, 2022

PA Uplift – Further Update

Alerting all City of Edinburgh (CEC) Direct Payment recipients – a further update to Personal Assistant (PA) rates with effect from 1st April 2022 has recently been announced.

Published: May 13, 2022

Time to Talk Next Steps Scotland

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is working in  partnership with Children in Scotland and Contact to trial Time to Talk Next Steps Scotland.   This one-year pilot, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will build on…

Published: May 12, 2022

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2022

We are aware that some Service Users are receiving letters from the Office of National Statistics regarding filling out an Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2022. These letters are referring to your employees and unless you are part of our Financial Management Service, this is something that LCiL cannot complete for you.

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