News and Events
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!
ILF Scotland wins inspiring, inaugural award at the annual Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards!
Yesterday, ILF Scotland was awarded the David Drysdale Memorial Award for best employer for all stages of fatherhood at the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards in Glasgow. The David Drysdale Memorial award has been created by Fathers Network Scotland in memory of its late founder and CEO, who died in July 2016, aged … Continued
ILF Scotland wins highly renowned UK-wide Government Finance Award!
Last week, ILF Scotland won ‘Finance Team of the Year’ at the UK Government Finance and Internal Audit Awards 2017! The awards were part of the wider UK Government Finance and Internal Audit Event, which took place in Birmingham on the 21st February. Despite only being fully operational for just over 18 months, the organisation … Continued
Scottish Living Wage – Meetings with Providers
Following a number of enquiries we have received from providers asking us about our response to the Scottish Living Wage commitment, we would like the opportunity to meet with as many agencies as possible regarding this matter. We have organised a meeting in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow in order for us to discuss our plans with … Continued
Update on the New Fund
Following the Scottish Government’s commitment to provide a further £5 million a year to open ILF to new recipients, work is currently underway to develop the process for new applications to the Fund, together with the award criteria. The policy for the new scheme has been developed in co-production by the ILF Working Group (which … Continued