Independent Living Fund - Gabriel Pepper
In the countdown to the Independent Living Fund court case on 13 March, DPAC and Inclusion London are publishing stories from disabled people affected by the closure of the ILF. This follows the powerful testimonies published by the Guardian.
The ILF was set up as a standalone fund to which people with severe disabilities could apply for money for added carer hours. That extra money meant that people could afford to pay carers for the help that they needed – round-the-clock, in some cases – to live independent lives. It meant that they didn’t have to go into carehomes. But at the end of last year, the government decided to close the fund.
Please circulate the links to the stories and use the campaigns pack to promote the Independent Living Fund campaign as widely as possible. Details can be found here.
Writer and researcher Gabriel Pepper has had three brain tumours and operations which affect his sight, speech and mobility. In this video, he talks about the ILF and how that funding means he can continue to live independently.
- Posted by: False Economy at 12:58pm on 6 March 2013
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