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, governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by and accountable to Scottish Ministers.
ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund providing financial awards to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them live independently.
Our funding enables individuals to pay for care so that they can be supported in their homes and within their local communities.
We aim to ensure our recipients have choice and control over how and when they are supported in all aspects of their daily lives, as well as facilitating real participation and inclusion for individuals within their local communities.
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.