On the 6th November 2009 Southampton Centre for Independent Living celebrates its 25th Birthday.
The early 1980’s were momentous times for Disabled People in the UK with the formation of the first organisations which were run and controlled by Disabled People.
Southampton CIL developed quickly; enabling Disabled People to collectively gain empowerment and for the first time become a political force to be reckoned with.
Ever since, we have sought to support those who wanted a lifestyle that would enable them to attain or restore choice and control over their lives.
SCIL is at the early stages of planning events and activities to celebrate this milestone and we want all Disabled People in Southampton & Hampshire to celebrate our collective achievements. More information will be published soon.