|Join DPAC to save Independent Living Fund (ILF)|
Vigil to save Independent Living Fund & Your Right to Independent Living
Join DPAC on 13th March 2013 12.30 pm outside front entrance Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London, WC2A 2LL .
Funding for care and support for disabled people and especially for those with the most complex needs to live independently can come from 3 separate funding streams, social services, health and from the Independent Living Fund.
The Independent Living Fund is a ring fenced resource, for a priority group of just over 19,000 disabled people with high support needs that can provide a better lifestyle and outcomes for service users whose full needs would not be met by local authority funding.
Unlike local authority and health care funding which tends to focus simply on keeping disabled people alive and clean the funding available from ILF helps disabled people to take part in society on an equal basis to non-disabled people.
The closure of the ILF has obvious implications for the UK’s chances of meeting all such obligations. Most importantly for those disabled people who will lose this financial support they will lose any independence and choice in their lives. You can listen to how this will affect disabled people at the below links.
For further information please contact DPAC direct by using their contact form at the below link