HELPLINE: 01772 558 863

Helpline: 01772 558 863

There are a number of ways to contact Disability Equality North West. To help you get to the right person or team, please choose a service from below:

Independent Living Advice

Lancashire Independent Living Service (LILS)

Advice and support for those receiving a Direct Payment for their social care.

Contact LILS

Information & Advice Service

Help with welfare rights, benefits, advice on form-filling, access to services and practical help.

Contact I&AS

Supported Banking Service

Supported banking service for those receiving a Direct Payment for their social care.

Help with welfare rights, benefits, form-filling, access to services and practical help.

Contact MAS

Hate Crime Support & Action

Third Party Reporting Centre

A community based approach to supporting victims of disability hate crime incidents and those who are most vulnerable. Assistance to report those incidents,

Chief Executive Officer

Contact our Chief Executive Office

Contact our CEO

DENW Office Manager

Contact DENW Office Manager

Contact Office Manager

General Enquiries

Lancs Independent Living Service

Our Direct Payment information and advice service

Lancashire Independent Living Service (LILS) is a consortium between two local user led organisations of disabled people (i.e. run and controlled by disabled people), Cheshire Centre for Independent Living (CCIL) and Disability Equality North West (DENW).

Lancashire Independent Living Service offers support and advice to local people who are in receipt of a Direct Payment from Lancashire County Council.

Our team of Independent Living Advisors can provide support and Advice in organizing your direct payment.

We aim to provide a friendly and professional service that is independent and impartial, supporting you through the set up and with the on-going management of your budget.

We can also ensure that you have access to:

  •  payroll support
  • managed account if needed

and support you with the engagement of personal assistants including:

  •  recruitment advertising
  • job descriptions and person specifications
  • interviewing
  • contracts of employment
  • and employer’s liability insurance.

We liaise with local authority colleagues and other professionals where necessary to support service users to ensure the smooth and correct set up and running of a Direct Payment.

Send a message

Call LILS

Call 01772 558 863 and select Option 1

The LILS office is open Monday to Friday between 9am until 5pm

Email Us

lils@disability-eauality.orq.uk

Write to LILS

Lancashire Independent Living Service
Disability Equality North West
103-104 Church Street, Preston,
Lancashire. PR1 3BS

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