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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