Independent Living Alternatives

INDEPENDENT LIVING ALTERNATIVES provides a comprehensive range of personal assistance services to disabled people living in London

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About this organisation

Independent Living Alternatives (ILA) was established in May 1989 to promote the right of disabled people to live independently.

• ILA is an organisation controlled by disabled people providing a comprehensive range of personal assistance services
• ILA aims to enable people who need personal assistance, to be able to live independently in the community and take full control of their lives and thereby have individuality and spontaneity
• ILA provides personal assistance either by supplying personal assistants or by enabling individuals to employ their own personal assistants
• ILA establishes the necessary personal assistance as a direct part of an individual’s life to enable disabled people to have direct control over their own lives

ILA is not a traditional domicillary agency, it is about a particular way of receiving personal assistance, which places the PA User in control of the service that they receive. ILA enables PA Users to determine their own actions and lifestyles by enabling self-definition of physical and practical support needs. A Personal Assistant is provided to enable a PA User to live the lifestyle s/he chooses within the remit of ILA’s philosophy.

PA Users are responsible for arranging and managing the placement, working to a philosophy whereby there is an equality and a working partnership.

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