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 enquiries@ilf.scot 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

Statement from ILF Scotland on the report of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

We are very pleased to welcome the report of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care.  The recommendations clearly embrace the needs, rights and preferences of disabled people and their supporters.  These align with the values that ILF Scotland has at its heart, and so we are delighted that this review highlights key areas for … 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 enquiries@ilf.scot and … Continued

ILF 25 days of Christmas – 2020 achievements

As we look back over the year as an organisation our nation and the world we live in is fighting to contain Coronavirus. We are acutely aware that the associated illness Covid-19 is taking so many lives and all of us have our own part to play in supporting our governments to respond to this … Continued

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2020

ILF Scotland will be closed on Friday 25th and Monday 28th December and Friday 1st and Monday 4th January. Our office will be open from 10am to 2pm on Thursday 24th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st December. On Tuesday 29th December and Tuesday 5th January staff will be working at home but our phone line … Continued

Scottish Government announces £500 bonus for health and social care staff – statement from ILF Scotland

Earlier this week, the Scottish Government announced a one-off payment for Scotland’s lifesavers and care-givers on the frontline throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Scottish Government’s announcement provides information on the one-off pro-rated £500 payment, and sets out those categories of workers who are eligible. This includes Personal Assistants for adults. We are confirming the details … Continued

ILF Scotland launches new strategy on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020!

Last autumn, we held a number of events and an online consultation to gather the views of our recipients, their families, carers and other stakeholders so they could have their say around ILF Scotland’s future vision. We are delighted to launch our new strategy for 2020 – 2023 today on the International Day of Persons … Continued