Public Holiday Information – April 2020

We hope all of our recipients and awards managers have a lovely Easter. Just to let you know,  our office will be closed on the following days over the Easter public holidays: Friday 10th April 2020: Closed Monday 13th April 2020: Closed Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday 14th April 2020.   Payment Information … Continued

Update on the Scottish Living Wage

This article is to provide our recipients, award managers, parents/carers and other external stakeholders with the necessary information around the payment of the Scottish Living Wage. We are providing all the key details through our website, social media and email at the moment rather than post as most of our administration staff are currently working … Continued

ILF Scotland Coronavirus Update

  In light of the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) developments and in an effort to protect health and minimise disruption, ILF Scotland has taken the decision to suspend home visits to our recipients. Instead, we will carry out 2015 Fund reviews through a combination of telephone calls, email and video calls. If you are due to … Continued

Opinion piece in The Irish News!

One of ILF’s Northern Ireland Stakeholders, Michaela Hollywood, has written a piece for the Irish News about the difference ILF makes to her life. Michaela has spinal muscular atrophy, a condition which means her mobility is very limited. Michaela has personal assistants who play an essential role in her life and help her with everything … Continued

Northern Ireland residents to have their say on the future of ILF!

Independent Living Fund (ILF) has called for disabled people and their care networks to share their views on the future of the fund in Northern Ireland. 438 people across Northern Ireland currently receive ILF support to live independently in their homes and communities. However, the fund was closed to new recipients in 2010, leaving many … Continued

Office Opening Hours 10th February 2020

Due to the weather, our office will be closed from 3pm on Monday 10th February. If you need to get in touch, please leave your name and reference number on our voicemail and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can reach us at

Christmas and New Year opening times 2019!

We hope all of our recipients, award managers and friends of ILF have a lovely Christmas and wish them all the best for 2020. Due to public holidays, our opening times will change slightly over this period. Please see below for more details. Payment dates will not change during this period, but if you have … Continued

Updated opening hours, Friday 6 December 2019

Our office will be closing at 2pm on Friday 6th December. If your enquiry is urgent, please 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 someone will get back to you. Normal opening hours will resume … Continued

ILF Scotland wins ‘Best Small Employer’ accolade at Working Mum’s Top Employers Awards!

ILF Scotland has been awarded the ‘Best Small Employer’ accolade at this year’s Working Mum’s Top Employers Awards! The Awards were presented at a ceremony in London on 5th November and celebrate the leading companies in gender diversity and flexible working. The judges praised the way the Independent Living Fund Scotland had developed a rounded, … Continued

Transition Fund for Scotland’s disabled youth to be expanded as £2.5 million milestone reached!

ILF Scotland has reached a £2.5 million funding milestone through its Transition Fund, and has just received Scottish Government backing to extend its remit to help even more young disabled people and those with long-term conditions across Scotland. The organisation currently provides financial awards and grants to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland to help … Continued