The new ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments.
The purpose of the Fund is to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people.
You can apply for the ILF Transition Fund if you:
Are between the age of 15 and 21 years old (if you apply at 15 you won’t receive the money until you turn 16 and if you are 21 applications must be made before your 22nd birthday).
Have lived in Scotland for the last 6 months.
Have an impairment or disability (as defined in the Equality Act 2010).
Have less than £26,250 of personal savings.
Have little or no formal support from Social Work Services or through Self Directed Support (SDS).
Proof of disability
You’ll need proof of your disability or impairment. If you are receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) this can act as proof.
Alternatively, you can also ask for a letter from your:
Local Area Coordinator
A registered charity (they must have a registered charity number)
For further information and to apply click here
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Posted by Transition Coordinator on 19 January 2018 at 09:31