New fund to support young disabled people

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 7th July 2017

£5 million fund to help young disabled people to live more independent lives

Young disabled people will be able to access a £5 million fund to help them live more independent lives, Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell has announced.

The Independent Living Fund (ILF) will provide a short-term award to people aged 16-to-21 to help the transition into adulthood.

Announcing the fund, Aileen Campbell MSP said:

“We want everyone in society to have the same quality of life and providing support to disabled people is one of the areas we have worked on.

“This fund will support young disabled people to take up opportunities to contribute to and participate in their communities, to help them live as independently as possible.”

To find out more, please visit the Scottish Independent Living Fund (this link will take you away from our website).

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