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We at ILF Scotland understand that these are very challenging times and we want to reassure all of our recipients that your well-being during this time is our first priority. Therefore, our day-to-day work will carry on as usual, we will continue to make payments and if you have a change in circumstances, we will still be able to process this. We are happy to agree to temporary arrangements until things get back to some level of normality.

Following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and in our best efforts to protect and minimise disruption, we took the decision to suspend home visits to our recipients and we will continue to do this. However, our assessors have been in contact with our recipients by telephone over the last 9 months and they will be calling them again over the coming months. They will do this to check on your well-being and that your support is ok.

However, if there is anything else at all that you think we might be able to help you with in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach our operations team on 0300 200 2022  or through email at enquiries@ilf.scot and they will be more than happy to help.

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.

Our staff are working from home, but we are answering telephone calls and emails every day of the working week. If you get our voicemail, don’t worry, just leave your name and telephone number and we will call you back as quickly as we possibly can.

Recipient Feedback Survey

We are keen to hear from all of our recipients about what your lived experience has been during the pandemic so we have created a short survey so that we can gather your feedback. Please find more information on this survey below.

Support for carers

The Scottish Government has recently launched its Carers’ Wellbeing Campaign, alongside a number of other initiatives, advice and information for carers to access. You can find out more by clicking on the link below.

Expansion of Covid-19 Testing for Personal Assistants (PAs)

The Scottish Government has expanded the provision of Covid-19 testing for PAs. The lateral flow testing kits have been distributed to local PPE hubs and can be accessed there.

If you need advice on where to access your local PPE Hub then please phone the Contact Centre on 0300 303 3020.

Guidance and training on how to use and access the kits can be found on the Scottish Government’s website here.

 

For more information, please visit the relevant pages below:

Recipient Feedback Survey.

Support for PAs, self-employed PA staff, care provider support and how ILF Scotland policies are operating at this time.

Support for carers

PA identification letter and how to download.

How the Transition Fund is operating during this time.

Coronavirus (Covid 19) signposting and advice.FAQs on Coronavirus.

Personal Protective Equipment.