Ian Duncan Smith: Rescind the decision to end the Independent Living Fund (ILF)
My niece is 40. She is severly disabled. Her primary carer is my 67 year old sister. For 16 years, their quality of life has been enhanced by the ILF. The ILF provided money to help disabled people live an independent life in the community rather than in residential care. Now it is ending my sister is fearful for the future, particularly as the DWP assurance that there would be money available through local authorities has been shown to be a lie. 20,000 severly disabled people have been assisted by the ILF. It cost us £320 million each year. It has been axed at the same time the government has given tax breaks to the richest in our society, which will cost us £1 billion each year. Where is the fairness in this? Is it not too late to rescind this heartless decision to end the ILF, which hits the most vulnerable in our society so hard.
- Ian Duncan Smith
Rescind the decision to end the Independent Living Fund (ILF)
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