BCIL News

All news related to Blanchardstown CIL organisation.

Empowerment in Action: Uniting for Change in the European Elections

Fostering Voices: BCIL Political Lobbying Strategy for Local and European Elections 2024 In anticipation of the Local and European Elections 2024, the Blanchardstown Center for Independent Living (BCIL), in collaboration with Fingal County Council and the Disability Federation of Ireland, is leading a transformative initiative. Under the banner of “Your Voice Counts”, this endeavor seeks […]

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Make Way Day 2023

Make Way Day seeks to bring the disabled and the wider community together to consider how people with disabilities use the various public spaces we share. It is a chance for the disabled community to come together and find solutions to improve the lives of those with different abilities. The campaign is led by the

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Linked Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations, Useful Websites Links *Click on logo or More… The website will be open, in a new tab.* ILMI are working collectively to create an Independent Living Movement in Ireland led by disabled people, promoting a rights-based social model of disability, challenging a charity/medical view of disability. More… DFI is a federation of member

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BCIL is one of the recipients of Tesco Community Funds

Tesco’s Community Fund was established in 2014 with the goal of supporting local good causes within Ireland’s communities. The organization has supported thousands of similar activities across UK. The voting process for the local Tesco Community Fund begins with customers placing their blue token inside the donation box for the chosen charity. The funds are

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Karen Smith and BCIL staff supporting the Girls 🇮🇪 COYGIG

The Republic of Ireland’s Women’s National football team made its debut at the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Thursday, facing off against Australia at Sydney’s Accor Stadium. It was a sellout crowd, with thousands watching from various countries. Fingal Sports Office organized the Watch Party for the Irish Women’s National Football Team, held on the

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BCIL was one of the County Winners of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living was recently recognized by the National Lottery, that it has been named as a #GoodCausesAward County Winner for 2023 in the Health & Well-being category. The judges were greatly impressed by the number of entries that BCIL submitted. Being named as the County Winner is a great recognition of the

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BCIL member Karen Smith has successfully completed the media training program of the DFI.

DFI held an event to celebrate self-advocacy members, who spent four consecutive Monday nights with the organization in March and successfully completed the training course. On 27 March, Karen Smith received her certificate from the Federation of Disability Ireland after completing the media training course held by Senator John Dolan and Miriam O’Callaghan. She was

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