Tipperary Centre for Independent Living

Tipperary Centre for Independent Living (TCIL) is a Registered Charity and non-profit organisation that operates from offices in Thurles and Clonmel. The company provides a Personal Assistant service for HSE Disability Services to support people with disabilities to live independently. It also provides a transport service.

TCIL offer Personal Assistants to people who need assistance in aspects of daily living, at home, travelling, at work, college or socially. The individual’s needs are assessed and the identified need then determines the level of service required to enable a service user to achieve independent living. Their roles may include self-care assistance, like support with washing, dressing and mobility issues, domestic assistance with cooking, cleaning, laundry etc., community integration assistance with things like shopping, using transport and handling money, and social and leisure activities like meeting with friends and family. Along with this the PA endeavours to maintain/ improve the health status of the service user where possible, whether through exercise, education or employment opportunities. However their role is purely to assist and to provide care for, not to tell the service user what is best for them. TCIL employ the PA and ensure that PA’s are adequately trained to perform their duties.

TCIL also provides a Transport Services to people with disabilities in North and South Tipperary. This comprises of six Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles which provide a subsidised transport service to older people and people with disabilities in County Tipperary. The service provides transport to medical appointments, respite, and family and social outings. The service caters for nationwide journeys. The transport service also operates a scheduled transport service to various Training Centres for school leavers and adults with disabilities.

TCIL also has a Resource Centre in Thurles which offers wheelchair users the following facilities: a computer room, therapy room, multi-purpose room, kitchen, board room and flower garden with a patio area.

Eligibility: Persons with Disabilities, aged 18 – 65 years

Referral: Referral through HSE Disabilities services

Contact details:

Thurles Head Office,
Address: Thurles Business Centre, Stradavoher, Thurles.
Tel. (0504) 24236
E-mail: Thurles@tippcil.com

Clonmel Office,
Address: 40 Irishtown, Clonmel
Tel. (052) 61 28667