News and Events
ILF Scotland Stakeholder Group is looking to recruit new members!
We aim to ensure that disabled people are at the heart of our decision making. One way of helping us to achieve this is through our ILF Scotland Stakeholder Group. We are looking to recruit new members to this advisory group who are primarily disabled and are current recipients of ILF Scotland. The main … Continued
ILF Scotland launches #TrySomethingNew campaign to encourage more young disabled people to apply to the Transition Fund!
ILF Scotland has today launched a new campaign to encourage young people living with a physical or mental impairment to apply for funding and #TrySomethingNew. The Transition Fund aims to encourage young people who need support to try new activities and experiences that will enhance their participation and social interaction with their communities, their independence … Continued
ILF Scotland launches new online application service for Transition Fund!
ILF Scotland are delighted to announce that the organisation’s new online application service is now open. As this is the first time we are opening the service for online applications to the fund we want to make sure that we get it right, so the system will initially allow 250 online applications to the Transition … Continued
Good news – your ILF Scotland contribution will stay the same or go down!
We are changing ILF Scotland Policy 4, Available Income. This policy sets the amount of money you have to contribute to your ILF funded care and support. From 1st October 2018 the most anyone will have to contribute is £83.00. For people who currently pay a contribution of more than £83.00 If your contribution … Continued
ILF Scotland signs Charter for Involvement!
In October, Our Chair of the Board, Susan Douglas-Scott, met with our Scotland stakeholder group and signed the National Involvement Network’s (NIN) Charter for Involvement. The Charter for Involvement establishes how disabled people who use support services want to be involved and to have a say about: The services they receive. The organisations that provide … Continued
Update on the Scottish Living Wage
For ILF recipients who employ personal assistants ILF Scotland will increase your award to enable you to pay the new Scottish Living Wage rate of £8.75 for every active (wakened) hour of daytime support you receive from your personal assistants. For overnight hours of support the hourly National Minimum Wage rate (currently £7.83) will … Continued
ILF Scotland joins ‘Family Friendly Working Scotland Employer Network’
ILF Scotland are delighted to announce that the organisation is now a member of the new Family Friendly Working Scotland Employer Network. The network enables employers to connect and collaborate to share their expertise to help their organisations flourish and build on ongoing work to promote a flexible and family friendly working culture across Scotland. … Continued
Scottish Government Public Holiday 14 September
Due to a Scottish Government Public Holiday, our office opening hours on 14 September will be 9am – 12.30pm. If you need to speak to a member of our team please leave your name and phone number on our voicemail and someone will get back to you. Our office will reopen at 9am on Monday … Continued
Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland Appoints New Head of Policy
ILF Scotland are delighted to announce that, after a successful recruitment campaign with Aspen, a new Head of Policy has been appointed. ILF Scotland provides funding to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland, enabling them to live independently in their homes and communities. The organisation’s new Head of Policy, Linda Scott, will … Continued
Peter Brawley, Chair of ILF Scotland Stakeholder Group, News
We are extremely sad to announce that Peter Brawley, the Chair of ILF Scotland’s Stakeholder Group, passed away on the 23rd July 2018. As Chair of the ILF Scotland Stakeholder Group, Peter was integral to the establishment, and successful delivery of, this group. He played a vital role in supporting the improvement and development of … Continued