House of Commons
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SAVE THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FUND
EDM #1234
Tabled 31 March 2014
2013-14 Session
That this House is deeply concerned by the plan to close, by June 2015, the Independent Living Fund (ILF) on which over 18,000 severely disabled people rely instead of being in residential care; questions the Government's rationale for local authorities taking over this funding given their higher overheads and squeezed budgets; notes that experts believe this financial pressure and loss of experienced ILF staff will mean current recipients will be placed in residential care or left at home without adequate care provision; further notes that many users will no longer be eligible for any local authority care funding because of tightening of eligibility criteria; is aware that the average cost of the ILF at £345 per week is less than half that of the average cost of residential care at £738 per week; is reminded that in November 2013 the Court of Appeal upheld a legal challenge to the Government's decision to close the ILF in March 2015, because the Department for Work and Pensions had breached equality duties; and urges the Government to respect its obligations under the UN Convention of the Rights of Disabled Persons by maintaining the ILF and reopening applications which were closed in 2010.

Signatures (60)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
06 May 2014
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
08 April 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
06 May 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
07 April 2014
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
01 April 2014
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
08 May 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
02 April 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
02 April 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
08 April 2014
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
30 April 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
06 May 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
03 April 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
09 April 2014
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
01 April 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
29 April 2014
Dowd, Jim
Labour
08 April 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
01 April 2014
Flynn, Paul
Labour
07 April 2014
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
28 April 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
08 April 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
07 April 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
12 May 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
08 April 2014
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
28 April 2014
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
28 April 2014
Hermon, Lady
Independent
08 April 2014
Heyes, David
Labour
13 May 2014
Hoey, Kate
Labour
01 May 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
06 May 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
03 April 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
01 April 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
02 April 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
03 April 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
10 April 2014
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
02 April 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
10 April 2014
McGovern, Jim
Labour
28 April 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
01 April 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
09 April 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
09 April 2014
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
30 April 2014
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
09 April 2014
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
01 May 2014
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
10 April 2014
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 April 2014
Robertson, John
Labour
28 April 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
09 April 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
13 May 2014
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
01 April 2014
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
02 April 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
01 April 2014
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
28 April 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
12 May 2014
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
28 April 2014
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion