ILF Scotland

Re-Opening of ILF in Scotland – Have your say at a Co-Production Event

Post Date: 19 December 2023

Following on from the First Minister’s announcement of the re-opening of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in Scotland in the next financial year, ILF Scotland has been working with disabled people, their representative organisations and other key stakeholders in co-producing the re-opening of the fund.

The announcement in the Programme for Government means that the Scottish Government will provide an initial £9 million in 2024-25 to enable up to 1,000 additional disabled people with the most complex needs to access the support they need and deserve to live independent lives.

ILF Scotland have established a Co-Production Working Group to help us in developing the processes and policies that will shape the re-opened fund. This Group will make recommendations on policies for re-opening to the Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport.

Co-Production Events

As part of the co-production process, we are organising a number of co-production events, in person and online, so that you can share your views and help shape the re-opened ILF.

The first event took place at Murrayfield Stadium on Tuesday 12 December.

There will be three more in-person events, which will take place at:

  • P&J Live in Aberdeen on Wednesday 17 January 2024, 11am to 3pm
  • Stirling Court Hotel in Stirling on Tuesday 30 January 2024, 11am to 3pm
  • Glasgow Science Centre on Monday 19 February 2024, 11am to 3pm

There will be two online events that will take place:

  • Thursday 11 January 2024 at 11am to 3pm via Zoom
  • Thursday 25 January 2024 at 11am to 3pm via Zoom

Register to Attend

You can book your place for our co-production events via our Eventbrite page.

You can also call to book your place and speak to us on our general enquiry line 0300 200 2022, or you can email Geraldine Higgins at Geraldine.Higgins@ilf.scot

Please let us know if there is any support that we can provide to ensure our events are fully accessible for you.

Lunch will be provided at the in-person events, and we will cover the cost of reasonable travel and PA support. We will share details of how to claim on the day. If, however, you need support to book your travel, please let us know.

Latest Updates

Those who book to attend will receive more details about what will happen on the day, including the policy areas we will discuss and the questions we will ask.

You can keep up to date on all news about the re-opening by visiting the dedicated Re-Opening ILF section of our website.

Please also follow ILF Scotland’s social media channels for up-to-date information about all our forthcoming events and news.

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