December 2020 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 second newsletter to keep everyone up to date on all things happening at ILF Scotland. We … Continued

Transition Fund Update

Due to an exceptionally high level of demand, the Transition Fund will operate to a £1,500 maximum grant from the 1st December 2020. We appreciate that this will be disappointing news to some individuals, however the fund will continue to provide an opportunity for young disabled people to access financial support during this challenging time. … Continued

Office Closed Thursday 26th November

Our office will be closed on Thursday 26th November due to staff training. 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 enquiries@ilf.scot and someone will get back to you.

ILF Scotland named in Top Ten UK Employer list for Working Families!

Work-life balance charity Working Families has announced its annual benchmark of the top family-friendly employers in the UK. Now in its eleventh year, employers large and small from across the public, private, and third sectors compete annually to gain a coveted place on the list of Top Employers for Working Families. ILF Scotland was named … Continued

Have your say on the Health and Sport Committee survey!

The Health and Sport Committee is looking to gather views from those who receive care at home services and the impact Covid-19 has had on the delivery of these services, and what issues the pandemic has highlighted, improved or made worse. The Health and Sport Committee is looking for views from the following people: Individuals … Continued

Why now is the time for young disabled people to explore new opportunities

  By Susan Douglas-Scott As we emerge from lockdown what will the new normal look like? For many, it will be a welcome opportunity to reconnect with friends, get out and about more and indeed head into the office. Without doubt, enforced social distancing has been an uncomfortable experience. Our ability to choose where to … Continued

ILF Scotland Supports #FlextheUK Campaign!

Working Families launched their #FlextheUK campaign last month calling for all employers to incorporate & exercise flexible working policies for all of their staff and to make this the norm and not the exception. They want employers and businesses to harness the increases in productivity, talent attraction, and diversity that flexible working is understood to … Continued

Northern Ireland Evaluation Report Launched!

In April 2019, both our Scotland Recipient Advisory Group and Northern Ireland Stakeholder Group organised to get-together for the first time ever to discuss what ILF Scotland funding means to them and meet with the Minister for Health and Sport, Joe Fitzpatrick to discuss what they thought the next steps for ILF Scotland would be. … Continued

ILF Scotland Celebrates 5th Birthday!

This year we are celebrating our 5th birthday and we turned five on the 1st July 2020! Chair of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland, Susan Douglas Scott CBE, remarked, “Happy birthday ILF Scotland! I can’t believe how quickly the five years that I have been involved with the Fund has gone by. “And the … Continued

ILF Scotland’s first external newsletter is now available!

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 an external newsletter to keep everyone up to date on all things happening at ILF Scotland. We … Continued