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Save the Independent Living Fund

23 February 2013

CarerWatch are supporting DPAC, Inclusion London , and others in their campaign to defend independent living.

Leading up to the court case we will be sharing personal stories from people affected by this cut.


We are opposed to the closure of the Independent Living Fund – a national fund that enables disabled people with the highest support needs to live independently in the community

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Without the ILF disabled people with the highest support needs will lose essential support – local authorities cannot provide disabled people with the same level or type of support as the ILF and some people who get support from the Independent Living Fund now are not eligible for support from local authorities at all

What local authorities said about the closure of ILF

Can you join the vigil to save ILF

.full details can be found here  including a template letter for MP’s

contact DPAC here

contact Inclusion London here

High Court fight for disabled fund  see here


Legal challenge to government plan to close the Independent Living Fund

18 October 2012

Received from DPAC  

click here for full press release

A judicial review has been launched to challenge the DWP consultation on closing the Independent Living Fund (ILF).  Six disabled claimants who receive support from the ILF have started judicial review proceedings to challenge the consultation, which closed on 12 October.




21 December 2010

Please urge your MP to sign early day motion 1231  calling on the Government to reconsider the closure of the ILF to new applicants and to reverse the intention to close the fund in its entirety by the end of this Parliament. The proposed closure and rapid reduction in care will cause immense suffering and increased poverty for many older and disabled people.

Primary Sponsor – Katy Clark

The motion reads :

That this House notes with concern the Government’s announcement that the Independent Living Fund will be permanently closed to new applicants and completely phased out by the end of this Parliament; further notes that this will affect around 21,000 current recipients as well as those who would have applied to the fund in the future; acknowledges the fantastic assistance that the Independent Living Fund has provided severely disabled people to live independently; and calls on the Government to reconsider its decision, which will affect thousands of severely disabled people and will in the long term lead to greater financial costs as more people are placed in long term care.

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