The ruling Labour government in Wales has been accused of “selling disabled people down the river”, after deciding that local authorities will be handed all financial responsibility for supporting former recipients of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The Welsh government has decided that, after a short transition period, the £27 million-a-year provided by the
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Disabled members of the Conservative party have launched their own investigation into the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF), following widespread concerns about its impact across the country. The Conservative Disability Group (CDG) has issued an appeal to former ILF-users and those who had friends or relatives who were recipients of ILF funding
The national, user-led organisation representing disabled people in Wales could be forced to close in less than four months’ time, after the Welsh government refused its latest funding application. Disability Wales (DW) is set to lose more than two-thirds of its income, just two months after the Welsh minister for health and social services
Disabled people in Wales are calling on the next Welsh government to introduce a legal right to independent living, as one of five major “calls to action” in a new manifesto. The Disabled People’s Manifesto has been produced by Disability Wales, after months of consultations with disabled people and their organisations across the country.
The Welsh government has refused pleas to set up a replacement for the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in Wales, but it has protected the budgets of ILF-users for at least another nine months. The Welsh government had been consulting on the future care and support arrangements for ILF-users, following last year’s decision by the