News and Events
ILF Scotland recipient has article published in The Herald!
ILF Scotland recipient, Jim Elderwoodward, has recently written an article for The Herald about social care and the importance of independent living for disabled people. In the article, Jim urges that social care should be made a national entitlement and that there are lessons to be learned from the way that ILF Scotland operates for … Continued
ILF Scotland Transition Fund Now Open!
ILF Scotland has now opened the Transition Fund! The fund will initially support those aged between 16 and 21, who are at an important transitional stage in their lives. The fund will provide short term grants (with £5 million of funding available per year) to young disabled people, providing them with opportunities that facilitate their participation … Continued
Christmas 2017 Opening Hours!
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all ILF recipients and award managers! Just to let you all know that over the Christmas and New Year period our office will be open during the following days and times: Monday 25th December 2017: Closed Tuesday 26th December 2017: Closed Wednesday 27th December 2017: 10am – 4pm … Continued
Office Closed Friday 8th December from 2.30pm!
This is just a quick message to all ILF recipients and award managers that our office will be closed on the afternoon of Friday 8th December at 2.30pm. The office will re-open at 9.00am on Monday 11th December.
Independent Living Fund Scotland announced as one of the UK’s most family friendly employers!
Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland has been named as an employer leading the way in building a flexible, family friendly workplace in the UK and Scotland. The top 30 list is compiled by work life balance charity Working Families. Employers answer in-depth questions and are scored on four key areas to build a comprehensive … Continued
Coverage of Transitions Fund on BBC Radio Scotland!
On Thursday 31st August, a report produced by Ian Hamilton, from BBC Scotland, about the ILF Scotland – Transitions Fund was aired on BBC Radio Scotland’s show, Good Morning Scotland. In his report, Ian interviewed world class sprinter and potential applicant of the Fund, Ryan Cousin. It was stated that, due to Ryan’s autism … Continued
Change to Available Income Policy!
We are delighted to announce that the Minister has now authorised a significant change to the Available Income Policy for current ILF recipients in Scotland! From August 2017, the weekly contribution expected from an ILF recipient (in Scotland) towards their care and support costs will now be capped at £104. You can view the updated … Continued
Ministers launch new ILF scheme!
Minister for Public Health, Aileen Campbell, and Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman, have launched the new ILF scheme! The new ILF scheme will be a broad discretionary fund, that will provide short term awards, to support disabled people to live independently. In its first phase, the scheme will focus on supporting young disabled people, … Continued
Easter Office Opening Hours!
We hope all of our recipients and award managers have a lovely Easter. Just to let you know that the office will be closed on the following days over Easter: Friday 14th April 2017: Closed Monday 17th April 2017: Closed Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
Strategic Plan Now Available in Easy Read!
We are delighted to announce that our Strategic Plan is now available in easy read. You can download and view the document here!