Independent Living fund Drop in tomorrow – House of Commons

Independent Living fund Drop in
 
– with BBC Silent Witness actress Liz Carr
 
2 September 2014; 2 – 4pm; House of Commons Committee Room 19
 

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This drop in session will be a chance for MPs to find out more about the closure of the ILF which currently supports nearly 18,000 disabled people with the highest support needs to live independently in the community, to contribute to society in employment, education, volunteering, as family members, friends and as members of our communities and to build the local economy through employing teams of Personal Assistants.

The surgery will be an opportunity to ask questions and to speak to Liz who has been enabled, through support from the ILF, to progress an acting career that has spanned stand-up comedy, presenting for BBC and primetime television.

Also in attendance to answer your questions will be an ILF staff representative and a disabled person who missed out on the ILF through its closure to new applicants in 2010 and whose experiences reflect those of many other disabled people now excluded from participating in areas of life that non-disabled people take for granted.

The Drop in is being organized by PCS Union, Disabled People Against Cuts and Inclusion London.

For more information contact ellen.clifford@inclusionlondon.co.uk or Natasha@pcs.org.uk

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One Response to “Independent Living fund Drop in tomorrow – House of Commons”

  1. pat butler Says:

    I have a close friend who relies heavily on the ILF and does not know how she will cope if it ends, and I know a few disabled people who have had tieer direct payments cut what is really going on here when the lives of people are being diminished due to cuts in funding?

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