Monday, 4 August 2014

Save the Independent Living Fund !

This article first appeared in The Teacher magazine, July/August 2014 edition.

The NUT supports the campaign to stop the Government abolishing the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in June 2015.

The ILF helps 18,500 disabled people with complex needs to live independent lives in the community. Despite Judge Elias in the Court of Appeal speaking of “the inevitable and considerable adverse effect which the closure of the fund will have,” ILF recipients now face losing their care packages, receiving inadequate care in their homes or being forced into residential care.

Take action by emailing your MP, joining the #saveILF Twitter campaign or signing the online petition here.

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