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

Good News – Northern Ireland recipients to get 3% increase!

We are delighted to announce that the Northern Ireland Department of Health has asked ILF Scotland to provide all Northern Ireland ILF recipients with a cost of living increase. An increase of 3% will be applied to your existing net award and backdated to the 1st April 2018. Your current care and support arrangements are … Continued

Christmas Opening Hours

Our Christmas opening hours for this year can be found below: Monday 24th December – Office open as normal to 2pm Tuesday 25th December – Office Closed Wednesday 26th December – Office Closed Thursday 27th December – Office open 10am-2pm Friday 28th December – Office open 10am-2pm Monday 31st December –Office open 10am-2pm Tuesday 1st … Continued

How we can enrich the lives of young disabled people

Growing up for any young person comes with its challenges, with new responsibilities and changes leaving many feeling vulnerable, isolated and lost. The transition from childhood to adulthood can be particularly challenging for young disabled people. At a time when new opportunities should be presenting themselves, we have found that a lot of doors can … Continued

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 able to change ILF Scotland Policy 4, Available Income for recipients living in Scotland. 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 … 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