ILF consultations

The Independent Living Fund was set up in 1988 to give money to people with disabilities so they could live in the community rather than in residential care.
It helps them to live in their own homes and get the care and support they need.

The ILF was closed to new applicants in December 2010. Now the UK Government has decided to close the ILF in 2015 and give Scotland a share of the money that makes up the fund.

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation and wants to hear from people with disabilities how they think the money should be spent.

Four events are being organised in the Scottish Borders to find out what local people – whether they receive ILF or not – think the Scottish Government should do about the fund and how disabled people can best be supported.

These sessions are also open to agencies/ organisations working in this sector.

Dates and times of the sessions can be found in the following files: