Independent Living, Social Care and Health
£4.6 billion has been cut from care and support funding in England between 2010 to 2015.
Inclusion London is delighted by the news that the government is proposing to devolve further funding to Local Authorities to meet the social care support needs of former ILF recipients. We congratulate everyone, Disabled campaigners and allies, who have worked so tirelessly to keep this important issue that sits at the heart of Disabled people’s right to independent living in the spotlight.
Frequently Asked Questions for Independent Living Fund (ILF ) users and other people with High Support Needs
This guide has been written to help ILF users understand legal and practical issues about community care assessments and support and how it will apply to them following the closure of the ILF in June 2015.
Inclusion London responded to the ‘No Voice unheard and no right ignored’ consultation, which was initiated by Norman Lamb, while he was Minister of Care in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal. The aims of the consultation paper were to ‘strengthen the rights of people with learning difficulties autism and mental health conditions’.
LB is short for Laughing Boy, the name used online for Connor Sparrowhawk. Connor was a fit and healthy young man, who loved buses, London, Eddie Stobart and speaking his mind. Connor had autism and epilepsy. On the 19 March 2013, he was admitted to hospital (Slade House Assessment and Treatment Unit run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust).
Inclusion London’s response to the Review of the Operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales
Read Inclusion London’s response, download the document below. Inclusion London’s response review of the operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act Also read Redbridge Concern for Mental Health and Run-UP’s response, download the document below. Redbridge Concern for Mental Health and Run-UP’s response