More ways you can help save the Independent Living Fund

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The response to Paula Peters’ article on the threatened closure of the ILF has been very strong – so strong, in fact, that she has asked for a follow-up with further links to aspects of the campaign. Here at Vox Political we’re happy to oblige.

The PCS is running a campaign in which you can email your MP to show support for the campaign. It is at http://action.pcs.org.uk/page/speakout/save-the-ilf

You can show your support for the campaign on Twitter by sharing and tweeting from the tweetpage dftr.org.uk/SaveILF or your own tweets using the #SaveILF hashtag

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion for #SaveILF https://www.writetothem.com/, unless they’ve already signed – check here http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2013-14/1234

Ask your MP to demand an adjournment debate for the Save ILF Campaign https://www.writetothem.com/

Many people have contributed their stories about how the ILF has helped them. Links to some of these are below:

From Mary Laver: http://shar.es/BjyqK http://campaigndpac.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/what-the-closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-means-to-disabled-people-mars-story-2/

Justine’s story http://campaigndpac.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/what-the-closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-means-to-disabled-people-justines-story/

John, Paul and Evonne’s story http://campaigndpac.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/what-the-closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-means-to-disabled-people-john-paul-and-evonnes-story/

Roxy’s story http://campaigndpac.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/what-the-closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-means-to-disabled-people-oxys-story/

Kathy’s story http://campaigndpac.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/what-the-closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-means-to-disabled-people-kathys-story/

Richard’s story http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/03/what-the-closure-of-ilf-means-to-me-richards-story/

Penny’s story http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/03/what-the-closure-of-ilf-means-to-me-pennys-story/

Anthony and David’s story http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/03/what-the-closure-of-ilf-means-to-disabled-people-anthony-and-davids-story/

Kevin’s story http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/03/what-the-closure-of-ilf-means-to-disabled-people-kevins-story/

Here is DPAC’s analysis of the equality analysis by DWP http://shar.es/Bm4hM

DPAC statement on government announcement on closure of the #ILF http://shar.es/BHRcl

How the closure of the ILF will affect lives http://dpac.uk.net/independent-living-fund/#sthash.dLgkwYIe.dpbs

What Local Authorities said about the Closure of ILF http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/02/what-local-authorities-said-about-the-closure-of-ilf/

A Nasty Cut – article on people affected by the closure of the ILF http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/02/a-nasty-cut-people-affected-by-the-closure-of-the-independent-l5142/

There are many more tweets that you can use here: http://dftr.org.uk/SaveILF

If you are campaigning on Twitter, don’t forget to use the hashtags #SaveILF and #ILF

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3 thoughts on “More ways you can help save the Independent Living Fund

  1. Jim Round

    Those stories and the fact that the ILF could be abolished are a bad reflection on society.
    The problem is Mike is that a lot of employers see employing the disabled as a hassle, if I remember correctly, either Sue Marsh or one of the commenters on her blog said they would love a job, only if the employers could accomodate frequent hospital visits and periods off sick, those with learning difficulties are treated the same, why spend extra time training when you can get someone who will be ready to go after a couple of days.
    We are told we are in a global race (to the bottom) where profit and productivity mean everything, so good training takes second place.
    The Remploy factories have closed as they weren’t “efficient” and were loss making, (but it would be interesting to see a before and after closure benefits comparison) so where can disabled people find work, apart from being a “token” employee of some large company.
    I’d do something about it but Britain’s Got Talent’s on later and I’ve got to nip to the shop for some beans.

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