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by Allan Wilson

on Mon Jan 08, 2018

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The Scottish Government has announced the opening of the Independent Living Fund Scotland Transition Fund which aims 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.

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The maximum amount of money that a person will be able to get is £7,500. Money from the Fund can be used to help people with disabilities to participate in activities. Examples of how money can be used include:

  • art or music lessons
  • a device or piece of technology to help you with your impairment
  • to join a class and / or club
  • travel training
  • driving lessons, and training courses.

The web site also has information about things that you cannot use the money for, including:

  • things that another organisation should fund, e.g. Access to Work, Student Awards Agency Scotland
  • personal care
  • medical care
  • cleaning and domestic duties
  • supervision
  • essential safeguarding / adult support and protection.

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