Impact assessment

Closure of the Independent Living Fund: equality analysis

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Equality analysis about the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).



The Independent Living Fund (ILF) is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

It currently makes direct cash payments to around 18,000 disabled people enabling them to purchase support and care services. These funds are predominantly used for the employment of a personal assistant or a carer.

This equality analysis has been prepared in order to help ministers reach a decision on the future of the ILF,