ILF circular 07/06: Access to Work

This publication was withdrawn on 1 July 2015

The Independent Living Fund closed on 30 June 2015 and this guidance is out of date.
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Circumstances in which the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will expect a user to request assistance from the Access to Work scheme.


Access to Work

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The Independent Living Fund (ILF) provides financial support for users to employ assistance to live independently within their communities.

Access to Work is intended to reduce the barriers that disabled people have in accessing and retaining employment. It provides funding specifically to enable users to access employment opportunities through personal assistance support, travel or adaptations to the work environment.

In certain circumstances there may be an overlap in the support that is available to someone. This circular identifies how the ILF will approach circumstances where someone requires personal assistance in a workplace environment.

It recommends that in all circumstances users should firstly approach Access to Work, but recognises that in certain situations users may not be eligible for the necessary personal care and support. In these circumstances the ILF may continue to provide funding.