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.
This win is an outstanding achievement and ILF Scotland is delighted to be recognised for their co-production work with young disabled people around the development and launch of their Transition Fund.
Paul Hayllor, Head of Digital Services at ILF Scotland, said:
“ILF Scotland is truly honoured to have been awarded the Community Engagement Project of the Year award and it reflects the importance of designing innovative public services with the people who will be using them.
“Our early engagement activities suggested that young disabled people wanted a digital service, an application process which was led by them and not assessed, one which would take less than 20 minutes to complete and a decision given within a couple of days, we needed to start from scratch and build them a brand new service!
“This award is really their success – we have worked with over 1000 young people to design and develop this new service and we have simply delivered what they asked for. It is truly their fund, designed by them and now being successfully delivered for them. It is a great honour to have helped make this happen for young disabled people who often do not have a voice, let alone the opportunity to choose and control how they access public services.”