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Defend Disabled People’s Right To Independent Living

June 2, 2015

Soap stars and disabled campaigners explain why the Independent Living Fund (ILF) is such a vital source of support and why it should not close. #SaveILF

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  1. June 2, 2015 2:26 pm

    Reblogged this on rennydiokno.com.

  2. June 2, 2015 4:09 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  3. Debra Evans permalink
    June 5, 2015 11:41 pm

    i areeg they should not close the ILF it would be a very sad day for all members of the ILF

  4. Debra Evans permalink
    June 5, 2015 11:50 pm

    I am a user of Ilf and the social services came here yesterday and I was told quie blatantly that i am going to get the minimum from SS I am devastated by the disision
    I will appeal I am high priority they have taken my life away and I thinking suicide is best I will not be able to get to my doctors will not be able to go to hospital appointment I will not get any social life what so ever I am desperate

    • June 9, 2015 2:34 am

      Debra – have you heard of NHS Continuing Healthcare? If you haven’t, please please, Google it, and ask Social Services for a referral. You’ll be asked a number of questions, and if you are suitable ( which I imagine you will be if you’re an ILF a claimant ) then your referral will be assessed by a team. If you get it? It means you’ll be awarded a budget – much the same as ILF, I imagine, and you’ll be able to receive free care.

      Please look at this option, and don’t give up just yet. People care – I care. My very best wishes to you my love xxx

  5. June 9, 2015 2:45 am

    Reblogged this on loopeyange and commented:
    The ILF is a lifeline to severely disabled people. It would actually cost Social Care MORE by scrapping this very important fund.
    We have spent decades moving disabled people out of institutions – and rightly so – and the TORY Party want to undo all that GOOD work. Don’t severely disabled people deserve lives? Deserve the chance to have jobs? And to ‘fit in’ to society?

    As a wheelchair user myself, and before illness, having cared for my own mum, whom has multiple sclerosis, I/we feel unimportant to the TORY Party, who have made it clear that they do not have empathy nor understanding when it comes to disability.

    The ILF is a life saver for some. WHY are they taking away something that IS cost effective? It just does not make sense.

    We need to fight this all the way!

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