More ways you can help save the Independent Living Fund


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

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

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion for #SaveILF, unless they’ve already signed – check here

Ask your MP to demand an adjournment debate for the Save ILF Campaign

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

From Mary Laver:

Justine’s story

John, Paul and Evonne’s story

Roxy’s story

Kathy’s story

Richard’s story

Penny’s story

Anthony and David’s story

Kevin’s story

Here is DPAC’s analysis of the equality analysis by DWP

DPAC statement on government announcement on closure of the #ILF

How the closure of the ILF will affect lives

What Local Authorities said about the Closure of ILF

A Nasty Cut – article on people affected by the closure of the ILF

There are many more tweets that you can use here:

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

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  1. Jim Round April 29, 2014 at 10:50 am - Reply

    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.

  2. beastrabban April 29, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

  3. jaynel62 April 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    If you’re in or near Leicester on May 5 12 noon – come and say Hello at the ILF stall as part of the No Cuts Mayday Rally

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