Independant Living Fund update

We are delighted to announce that the Independent Living Fund (ILF) has fully re-opened to new applicants.

Applications to the re-opened fund should be submitted by local authority social work departments on behalf of disabled people in Scotland. ILF have issued guidance and information to all local authorities to assist them with this process.

When submitting an application, the local authority will need to make sure that a potential recipient meets the following Access Principles:

  • The person lives in Scotland.
  • They are aged 16 years or over at the time of application.
  • They access Self-Directed Support.
  • They receive a net weekly budget of at least £800 per week.

All submitted applications will be assessed by ILF Scotland. The maximum award that ILF Scotland is able to pay is £330 per week. Any funding awarded by ILF Scotland will be additional and complementary to the statutory funding provided by a person’s Local Authority.

If you meet the access principles outlined above and would like to consider applying to the fund, you should contact your local authority. You can see the contact details for your local authority on a dedicated website page.

Find out more at ILF’s website.

Website feedback survey

We know that our website is one of the main ways that you interact with us, and we’re now looking for some feedback on it – what you like, what you don’t like, what’s missing, and more.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the survey, and your feedback really is vital to help us make sure that our website is the best resource it can be!

You can complete the survey using this link:


Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence – Power of Attorney Information Sessions

What would you do if the person you care for lost the capacity to make decisions on their own?

Come along to find out about:

  • Incapacity and how this could impact on your caring responsibilities
  • How being granted Power of Attorney could help you in your caring role
  • Applying for Legal Aid to cover or subsidise any associated costs

 Where and When: 


 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB


Mon 09 April                   3.00 pm

Wed 16 May                   11.00 am

Mon 04 June                    3.00 pm

Tues 24 July                    2.00 pm

Tues 07 Aug                   11.00 am

Tues 18 Sept                  11.00 am

Mon 08 Oct                      2.00 pm

Mon 12 Nov                     2.00 pm

Mon 10 Dec                    11.00 am



To book:    Tel: 01324 611510     or




 Ludgate House, Alloa FK10 2AD


Thurs 19 April                 2.30 pm

 Mon 28 May                     2.30 pm

 Tues 17 July                    1.30 pm

 Thurs 30 Aug                  1.30 pm

 Tues 09 Oct                     1.30 pm

 Mon 19 Nov                    10.00 am






To book:    Tel: 01259 226838    or





Carers Newsletter, Winter 2017

The Carers Centre newsletter, Winter edition, has been sent out to carers and organisations who are on our mailing list to receive information by post or email. You can also view or download the newsletter by clicking here.