Following the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) on 30th June 2015, the Scottish Government established a new organisation, Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland), to administer ILF for existing recipients of the fund in Scotland. ILF Scotland is a public body and a company limited by guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors appointed by, and accountable to, the Scottish Ministers.
ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund that provides financial awards to 3,209 individuals, in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with a range of impairments to live their lives within their communities. Our funding helps these people to exercise choice and control over their support, enabling them to live as independently as possible.
Vision: Our vision is for independent living to be a reality for all disabled people living in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Mission: Our mission is to enable disabled people to achieve their independent living outcomes by the dignified assessment of needs and the distribution of discretionary awards.
In order for ILF Scotland to sustain its vision, mission and organisational aims, our staff are committed to providing an excellent service to our recipients. Although we work within specific guidelines, we will work as flexibly as possible to ensure choice, control and independent living for ILF Scotland recipients.