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Have your say on the Health and Sport Committee survey!
The Health and Sport Committee is looking to gather views from those who receive care at home services and the impact Covid-19 has had on the delivery of these services, and what issues the pandemic has highlighted, improved or made worse. The Health and Sport Committee is looking for views from the following people: Individuals … Continued
Why now is the time for young disabled people to explore new opportunities
By Susan Douglas-Scott As we emerge from lockdown what will the new normal look like? For many, it will be a welcome opportunity to reconnect with friends, get out and about more and indeed head into the office. Without doubt, enforced social distancing has been an uncomfortable experience. Our ability to choose where to … Continued
ILF Scotland Supports #FlextheUK Campaign!
Working Families launched their #FlextheUK campaign last month calling for all employers to incorporate & exercise flexible working policies for all of their staff and to make this the norm and not the exception. They want employers and businesses to harness the increases in productivity, talent attraction, and diversity that flexible working is understood to … Continued
Northern Ireland Evaluation Report Launched!
In April 2019, both our Scotland Recipient Advisory Group and Northern Ireland Stakeholder Group organised to get-together for the first time ever to discuss what ILF Scotland funding means to them and meet with the Minister for Health and Sport, Joe Fitzpatrick to discuss what they thought the next steps for ILF Scotland would be. … Continued
ILF Scotland Celebrates 5th Birthday!
This year we are celebrating our 5th birthday and we turned five on the 1st July 2020! Chair of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland, Susan Douglas Scott CBE, remarked, “Happy birthday ILF Scotland! I can’t believe how quickly the five years that I have been involved with the Fund has gone by. “And the … Continued
ILF Scotland’s first external newsletter is now available!
At ILF Scotland, we are passionate about keeping in touch with our recipients, their families and friends and know this communication is vital to how ILF Scotland works. Over the past few months, we have been working on an external newsletter to keep everyone up to date on all things happening at ILF Scotland. We … Continued
ILF Scotland wins ‘Best Small Employer’ at the Working Families Best Practice Awards!
ILF Scotland has won the ‘Best Small Employer’ at the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2020. Now in their eleventh year, the awards showcase and celebrate employers who are offering flexibility for all their people and going above and beyond in their support for parents and carers. The awards recognise achievements in 9 categories across … Continued
Bank Holiday Payments
As Monday 25th May is a bank holiday, any ILF Scotland payments will go into accounts on Friday 22nd May. Our office will remain open during this bank holiday and if you have any queries, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 0300 200 2022
Coronavirus Office Opening Hours
ILF Scotland’s services are open Monday to Friday to manage all enquiries, however our head office is currently staffed on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with all staff working from home on a Tuesday and Friday. If you need to speak to us, our contact number is 0300 200 … Continued
How the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting disabled people in Scotland.
As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to impact all of our lives, two organisations are looking for the views of disabled people in Scotland during this time. The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) and Inclusion Scotland are looking to find out what barriers disabled people are facing and what positive experiences they have had … Continued