Recipient Feedback Survey Results 2021

At the start of this year, we sent out a survey for our recipients to fill in about their lived experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. The purpose of this survey was to help us make sure our recipients are at the heart of our plans and for our services and the support we provide to … Continued

Personal Assistants to receive £500 Thank You Payment

On 30th November 2020 the First Minister announced a one-off pro rata payment for Scotland’s lifesavers and caregivers on the frontline throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Scottish Government has now created a special and dedicated online application process to ensure that over 10,000 Personal Assistants (PAs) across Scotland receive the £500 thank-you payment for … Continued

June 2021 Newsletter Launched!

At ILF Scotland, we are passionate about keeping in touch with our recipients, their families and friends and know this communication is vital to how ILF Scotland works. Over the past few months, we have been working on our latest newsletter to keep everyone up to date on all things happening at ILF Scotland. We … Continued

Bank Holiday 31st May 2021

Due to a bank holiday on 31st May 2021, our recipients will receive any payments on 28th May. If you have any questions regarding this, please give us a call on 0300 200 2022 or email

Scottish Living Wage Update 2021

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that employers can pay social care workers the Scottish Living Wage. This means that if you employ Personal Assistants their new hourly rate should increase to a minimum of £9.50 from 1 April 2021. ILF Scotland will increase your award to allow you to pay this new Scottish … Continued

Supporting young disabled people has never been more vital

Chair of the Board, Susan Douglas Scott, wrote this article for The Herald, which was published in print on 14th May 2021 and online here. Covid-19 has put life on hold for most people – and for many young disabled people who are already at risk of exclusion from society, this impact has been compounded. … Continued

Phonelines Closed 13 April 2021

Our phonelines will be closed on 13th April 2021 due to staff training. If your enquiry is urgent, please give us a call on 0300 200 2022 and leave a voicemail with your name and reference number and someone will get back to you as soon as they can. Alternatively, you can email and … Continued

Transition Fund Update April 2021

From December to March, due to an exceptionally high level of demand, our Transition Fund had to operate to a £1,500 maximum grant limit. We have now reviewed this with the Scottish Government and are delighted to announce that as of the 1st April 2021 we will be accepting applications of up to £4,000.  We … Continued

£3m in life-changing funds awarded to young disabled Scots during COVID!

We are delighted to have awarded over £3m in funding to approximately 2,000 people through our Transition Fund in the past year. Our Transition Fund is for disabled people aged between 16 and 25 and aims to help young people develop their independence, confidence and participation within their communities. Applicants are eligible for grants which … Continued

Cabinet Secretary announces reduction in Available Income Contribution Payment for disabled people in receipt of ILF!

Around 1,000 disabled people in Scotland who are supported by the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will now pay a significantly reduced contribution, following a very welcome announcement today from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman. Individuals currently pay a weekly amount towards the cost of their ILF Scotland funded care and support.  … Continued