The UK government announced on 6 March that the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will close on 30 June 2015, with the funding and responsibility for ILF recipients being transferred to local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The Scottish government has announced that, from 1 July 2015, it will establish a Scottish Independent Living Fund (SILF) to protect the funding of existing users in Scotland.
The ILF will continue to support ILF users through this time of transition. The ILF is in the process of writing to all ILF users in Scotland to inform them of this decision.
Visits from the ILF to users in Scotland will continue as normal. The visit programme has been designed to collect information which will help with the transition of support and is also important in developing an outcome-focussed support plan for each user.