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Support from Ian Lucas MP #SaveWILG

I am pleased with how the #SaveWILG campaign is going so far as I’ve had plenty of media coverage, a good response to my postcard campaign, solidarity and support from Welsh Labour Grassroots and now I have had support from Ian Lucas MP, totally justifying the efforts I made to help him get re-elected in June.  388 more words

Writing to local newspapers...

I have written the following letter to a number of local newspapers across Wales, urging the Welsh Government to reconsider their decision to close the Welsh Independent Living Grant (WILG).The campaign for justice continues… 704 more words

Is Independent Living in a Jam?

Disability Rights UK Deputy CEO Sue Bott reflects on the current concerns about social care funding

Penny Pepper writing in the Guardian reflects on how her Christmas experience was transformed by independent living when finally, in 1995 she secured the funds from her local authority to be able to employ her own personal assistant and go Christmas shopping without her mum. 441 more words


Welsh government has ‘sold disabled people down the river’ on post-ILF plans


The ruling Labour government in Wales has been accused of “selling disabled people down the river”, after deciding that local authorities will be handed all financial responsibility for supporting former recipients of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). 831 more words

ILF closure cuts report produces instant results from Labour and Greens | DisabledGo News and Blog

Senior figures in the Labour and Green parties have pledged to introduce a national, free, needs-led system of support, after a report showed that the Independent Living Fund’s (ILF) closure resulted in “substantial” cuts to disabled people’s care packages. 137 more words