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What are the biggest challenges for disabled young people in Scotland?
In Scotland, transitioning from childhood to adulthood can be one of the biggest challenges for young people who are disabled or who have an impairment. This transition can be made harder by the fact that, often, networks and supports can be more difficult to access in adult services. Leaving school, and all of the formal … Continued
Over one thousand young disabled people able to try something new thanks to ILF Scotland Transition Fund!
ILF Scotland has awarded £1.7 million to young people in Scotland through the Transition Fund. Having received over 1,000 applications since the Transition Fund launch, ILF Scotland now aims to help even more young disabled people aged between 16 and 21 to improve their independence, confidence and participation within their communities. Applicants are eligible … Continued
Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients meet with Minister for Public Health and Sport!
In April 2019, ILF recipients from Scotland and Northern Ireland held their inaugural joint Stakeholder Group meeting with the Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport, Joe FitzPatrick MSP. The meeting provided an opportunity for fund recipients to share experiences of ILF Scotland and to discuss what future developments they would like to see with … Continued
Updated office hours Tuesday 14th May
Due to staff training on Tuesday 14th May, our office will be closed all day. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and reference number and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can email … Continued
ILF Scotland Wins Community Engagement Project of the Year at the UK Public Finance Awards!
ILF Scotland was awarded the Community Engagement Project of the Year at the Public Finance Awards in London (Wednesday 1 May). The annual awards ceremony, run in association with the Charted Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), celebrates the people, organisations and services that demonstrate excellence and originality in public finance from across the UK. … Continued
Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients gather in Stormont!
On Tuesday 2nd April, ILF recipients in Northern Ireland held an event in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, to share their experiences of using ILF and to discuss the future of the Fund with civil servants in the Department for Health, Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and other key stakeholders in the health and social care … Continued
Easter Opening Hours 2019
We hope all of our recipients and award managers have a lovely Easter. The office will be closed on the following days over the Easter break: Friday 19th April 2017: Closed Monday 22nd April 2017: Closed Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday 13th April 2017. Please note that any payments due on 22nd April will … Continued
Change to ILF Scotland Opening Hours – Tuesday 16th April
Due to staff training on Tuesday 16th April, the ILF Scotland helpline will be closed until 11am. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and reference number and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, you … Continued
Member Appointed to ILF Scotland Board
The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, today announced the appointment of Mark Adderley as a Member of the ILF Scotland Board. Mr FitzPatrick said: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Adderley to the ILF Scotland Board. The purpose of ILF Scotland is to safe-guard the rights of our … Continued
ILF Scotland Chair awarded CBE!
Susan Douglas-Scott, Chairperson of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland and the Golden Jubilee Foundation NHS Board has been awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2019. This has been awarded in recognition of Susan’s long service to public life and commitment to promoting diversity, inclusivity and equality … Continued