New short film with the Daily Mirror: Save the Independent Living Fund! #SaveILF
Here is a new short film about the fight for the Independent Living Fund made by False Economy, The Daily Mirror, Disabled People Against Cuts and Moore Lavan Films. Ros Wynne Jones from the Daily Mirror showed the film at her Real Britain Daily Mirror session at the Labour party conference today.
The ILF is a fund that disabled people use to pay for the extra care hours (personal assistance) that they need to live full and independent lives. The government plans to close the fund in June 2015 – even though the court of appeal overturned a previous closure decision at the end of last year.
The film features Mark Williams and Daphne Branchflower – two disabled people who talk about their lives and interests, and the central role that ILF funding plays for them. The film also features Angela Smith, a disabled woman who does not receive ILF and must rely solely on her cash-strapped local council care system.
Disabled people will again fight the government for the ILF in court on 22 and 23 October. See Disabled People Against Cuts for regular updates on campaigning and events, and https://www.facebook.com/ILFpostcard to take part in the Save the Independent Living Fund postcard campaign on facebook.
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