What does IDPWD mean to you? -Dylan’s Story

The International Day of Disabled People (IDPWD) observed annually on 3rd December, is a campaign aimed at increasing public awareness and understanding of people with disabilities. This IDWPD, we are ‘handing the mic’ to disabled people, so they can share their stories and experiences and explain what challenges we need to overcome to bring about a … Continued

What does IDPWD mean to you? Ryan’s story

  The International Day of Disabled People observed annually on 3rd December, is a campaign aimed at increasing public awareness and understanding of people with disabilities. This IDWPD, we are ‘handing the mic’ to disabled people, so they can share their stories and experiences and explain what challenges we need to overcome to bring about … Continued

What does IDPWD mean to you? Joan’s story

The UN International Day of Disabled People (IDPWD) is an opportunity to give disabled people a voice, champion change within society and share their stories. As part of ILF Scotland’s IDPWD 2021 campaign, we hear some of our fund recipients to find out what this awareness day means to them, hear about the challenges they … Continued

Pride Month – Susan Douglas-Scott

There are significant dates in the calendar which create opportunities for shining a light on LGBT, disability and women’s issues. These movements and moments are vital parts of a critical information patchwork for anyone seeking to take action for equality. Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in … Continued

A story of success on World Autism Day!

  A story of success on World Autism Day You may recognise ambassador Cait Kostka and her wonderful bakes from previous blogs and today we’re so pleased to be sharing the latest chapter in Cait’s story. Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19 restrictions, she’s managed to take her business to new heights! In celebration of … Continued

Tapping into talent on World Autism Day

It has been heart-warming to see our ILF Scotland Transition Fund recipients not only get through the challenges of the past year, but thrive and explore new opportunities that may not have seemed possible until now. Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, we caught up with Ryan Johnstone who used  ILF Scotland … Continued

My Life Outside The Lines – Susan Douglas-Scott

There are significant dates in the calendar which create opportunities for shining a light on LGBT, disability and women’s issues. These movements and moments are vital parts of a critical information patchwork for anyone seeking to take action for equality. On the 8th of March every year through International Women’s Day we make a collective … Continued

Let’s not allow a global pandemic stop us from trying something new

There is no doubt that Covid-19 and enforced social distancing has been a difficult time for all of us. We have missed our friends, families and social groups and lockdown has tested our resilience. This challenging period has been further heightened for young disabled people with inevitable cuts in support systems and the shutting down … Continued

Personal experiences of self-directed support during Covid-19.

  We are delighted that the Chair of our ILF Scotland Recipient Advisory Group, Dr Jim Elder-Woodward OBE has written a blog about his experiences of social care during the Covid-19 pandemic. Born with cerebral palsy, Jim Elder-Woodward has had life-long experience of disability, not only as a health and social service user, but also as … Continued

A Message to our Northern Ireland Stakeholder and Scotland Recipient Advisory Groups

As we turn 5 years old, we would like to say a huge thanks to our Northern Ireland Stakeholder and Scotland Recipient Advisory groups. Both groups give up their own free time to help us discuss key policy changes and feed back to us what works well and what doesn’t work so well with their … Continued