Your Responsibilities Guide

It is important to understand what your responsibilities are when managing an ILF Scotland award. The ‘Your Responsibilities’ guide provides information on:

  • the responsibilities of the Award Manager,
  • how to manage your funding and what you can use it for,
  • employing or appointing Personal Assistants or care providers,
  • what changes you need to tell us about,
  • what records you need to keep, and
  • ILF Scotland Review Visits.

You can view the guide in full here.

It is important that you only spend your funding on the outcomes that have been agreed with ILF Scotland. ILF Scotland works closely with NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) and supports their objective of ensuring that public funds are deployed for the public good, ensuring effective delivery of frontline care, as the people of Scotland rightly expect. NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) protects Scotland’s public services from financial irregularities by providing a comprehensive range of initiatives to public sector organisations.

If you are concerned or believe that any ILF Scotland funding is being fraudulently used then you can contact us by emailing or you can phone us on 0300 200 2022 and speak to our Operations Manager, Ann Cowan.


Unspent Monies

You may find that sometimes you have money left from your award that you have not spent. We understand that you may be putting this money aside to pay for things, such as employer costs if you have your own personal assistant, or if you have not employed care for a short period of time due to being in hospital.

If this is the case you can keep up to one week of your normal ILF Scotland award as a contingency fund to pay for any extra care you may need, but you need to return the rest of the money to us.

If you need to return any unspent monies please find the form and information you need here.