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Ealing Centre for Independent Living. ECIL is an organisation of disabled people working to eliminate the barriers preventing disabled people from living full and independent lives.

Come to ECIL for everything you want to know about Disability, but were too afraid to ask. We offer advice, information and we can help you get what you need to live an independent life. It's FREE to join, so why not become a member.

What’s coming up at ECIL

Drawing of disabled people socialising sitting round a table

Sadly we said a fond farewell to our Ealing Carers' Centre manager, Cecilia Coleshaw, on Friday 4th April. She is having a career break but I'm sure we'll see and hear from her. The Individual Budget User Group (IBUG) met on 9th April and was extremely well attended. ECIL Picturehouse continues its Cary Grant theme on 24th April with 'Bringing Up Baby' - matinee showing, FREE for all ECIL members. Please always check this website’s Calendar of Events for dates and details. Looking ahead to May, the Carers’ Centre will be hosting a course of four weekly sessions on how to deal with stress. If you’d like to be kept up-to-date with what’s going on at 1 Bayham Road, the Disability Advice Bureau, the Carers’ Centre or ShopMobility Ealing, please do join our mailing list. Email your details to pam.walker@ecil.org, or leave a message for her on 020 8840 1566.

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Events and Activities

Disability Connect logo.

Disability Connect meetings

The Disability Connect has been involved in a number of marches and demonstrations, to make our views on the cuts known. Please keep checking this space for information regarding the next meeting. Thank you for your continued support.

Members of Direct Payments User Group.

Individual Budget Users Group

The next Individual Budget User Group (IBUG) will take place on Wed 9 April, 2-4pm, at 1 Bayham Rd. A speaker from DH Law, who specialise in community care, housing, mental health & public law, will talk about how people with care packages can defend their rights. All are welcome.

Go to our Direct Payments page

Artisticus. The Arts at ECIL.

Latest news

ECIL Picture House - April 2014!

ECIL Picture House is showing 'Bringing Up Baby', with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, on Thursday 24th April '14.
FREE for all ECIL members.
Tea, coffee and biscuits served at 2.00pm - film starts at 2.15pm.
For more info, phone 8840 8717.

Stress control course for carers

Coming to the Carers' Centre: four weekly information sessions on managing your own stress & anxiety levels, commencing Fri 9 May. Please book: 020 8840 1566 carers@ecil.org.

The Carers' Centre thanks Sainsbury's

The Centre is charity of the year at the Sainsbury's South Ealing Local branch and has just been granted £500 towards improving our IT equipment. The Carers' Centre team is delighted with this opportunity to improve our service.

Events coming up



ECIL Picture House presents a short Cary Grant season: FREE screening of classic fave The Philadelphia Story. Running time: 112 mins



Counselling for disabled people – free & confidential. Please call 07738 214965 or email counselling@ecil.org for an appointment



Yoga – a gentle class, to promote relaxation and well being. £5 is payable to the instructor.