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A severely disabled man is taking his legal battle over cuts to his care package to the Court of Appeal. In the first case of its kind, Luke Davey, 40, is challenging a High Court ruling which upheld Oxfordshire County Council's decision to reduce his weekly personal budget by 42%.…
The Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland have announced the co-production process for the new fund is now underway with applications for new recipients set to open in early 2017. As part of this, ILF Scotland would now like to hear your views on what criteria should be used to access…
£27m is being made available to maintain support for more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales to live independently, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. The Welsh Independent Living Grant (WILG) was set up by the Welsh Government in July 2015, following a decision by the UK…
Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn has announced the appointment of Susan Douglas-Scott as the new chair of ILF Scotland as well as the appointment of three board members. Mr Hepburn (pictured) said:“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Douglas-Scott as the chair of ILF…
Northern Ireland's new Health Minister Simon Hamilton has announced that the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) has reached agreement with the Scottish Government that payments to Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients in Northern Ireland will be administered through the Scottish ILF infrastructure it is establishing. The…
The first Chief Executive of the new Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland) has been named as Peter Scott, currently Chief Executive of ENABLE Scotland, who will take up post in June. ILF was first established on a UK basis to support disabled people to live independent lives, at home,…
A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 severely disabled people in Wales with their care needs will be devolved to local authorities when the existing UK fund closes at the end of June, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced today. The Independent Living Fund (ILF), which…
A government decision to close a fund that helps the disabled to work and live in the community has been ruled lawful by a High Court judge. Mrs Justice Andrews, sitting in London, had been asked to quash Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's decision on March 6 this…
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