Labour calls on Government To Save Independent Living Fund

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MP calls for retention of vital fund which benefits the most severely disabled.

Originally posted hereon April 1, 2014 by Dame Anne Begg.
Aberdeen South MP, Dame Anne Begg, has called on the Government to save the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and allow the most disabled people to continue to live independently in their homes. She has also called on the Scottish Government to clarify what they will do to protect the independence of those living with a severe disability in Scotland.
To show her support for the retention of Independent Living Fund, which is relied upon by over 18,000 severely disabled, Dame Anne is the primary sponsor an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to reverse their decision to close the fund in June 2015. You can view the EDM here.
The Independent Living Fund provides discretionary cash payments directly to disabled people so they can purchase care from an…

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