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Former ILF Recipients in Greater Manchester

With thanks to Brian Hilton.

On Manchester Radio recently there was a feature on what has happened to former ILF recipients in Greater Manchester.

BBC Radio Manchester submitted FOI to all 10 Greater Manchester authorities asking what had happened to the care support of former ILF recipients. 225 more words

Letter from Rebecca Evans AM

Yesterday I received an email from Ian Lucas MP who shared the response to his letter to Rebecca Evans AM about my WILG campaign.  His letter can be read… 934 more words

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.  383 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