Independent Living Fund (ILF)

Dear whoever this may concern,

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you, however we are aware of some recent communication that has been distributed about our Transition Fund, which contained a couple of messages that we wanted to clarify.

We are absolutely delighted and thrilled that you have taken the time to spread the word about our Transition Fund and we definitely want as many people as possible to know about the Fund and for as many young people who are eligible to apply. However, we want to emphasise that our Transition Fund is open all year round and will not close at the end of March 2019. We have received a number of phone calls from worried parents and young people panicking that they need to rush and get an application in to us by the 31st March and we want to reassure people that this is not the case. As I say, the Fund is open all year round and young people who are eligible do not need to rush their application to make a deadline and can submit them in their own time.

Also, we just wanted to clarify that our Transition Fund is for young people aged 16 – 21 living with a disability. There has been some communication explaining that the fund is for those aged 16 – 24. Unfortunately, although we would love to also make funding available to those aged 22, 23 and 24, the eligibility policy that has been agreed and signed off by the Minister is that our Transition Fund can provide funding to those young people aged 16 – 21 living with a disability. Please note that young people can apply when they are 15, however they won’t receive funding until they are 16 if they are successful in their application.

We hope that this information is helpful, however please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or if you would like one of our staff members to come out and talk to any of your staff or any parents or young people that you support about the Transition Fund.

Please do pass this information on to anyone who you think it may be relevant for or who may benefit. You can also find more information about the Transition Fund on our website https://ilf.scot/transition-fund/

Kind regards,

Holly

Holly Child
Communications Manager | Independent Living Fund Scotland
0300 200 2022
| Direct Dial: 0131 244 6424 | Mobile: 07890 559 196

Ground Floor|Denholm House|Almondvale Business Park|Almondvale Way|Livingston|EH54 6GA

www.independentlivingfund.scot

Parent Event

Woodlands School Parent Council invite you to meet with Anne-Marie Donaldson Team Leader, LAC Team and Ronnie Grocock from My Connect

 

On Thursday 28th February 10.30am-12noon at Craighall Centre, 210 Ferry Road

 

If your child has additional needs but not a learning disability, so they do not meet transition team criteria, you may want to access support from the LAC team/My Connect.   Woodlands PC have arranged a meeting with the LAC team and My Connect  – Woodlands and other Special Schools and any families with children with ASN are welcome.

 

The Local Area Co-ordination Team work with individuals from 16-65 with a diagnosed low to moderate learning disability.

They work alongside individuals, parents and carers to develop skills for independence.

Come along to chat to Anne-Marie and Ronnie from My Connect and other parents/carers

 

No booking/cost involved but if you want more details or to confirm attendance please email parent_council_woodlands_school@yahoo.com

Camp

Class Kestrels had an amazing time at the Calvert Trust! Look at all the amazing activities we experienced. Thank you to the KSSA for helping to fund the camp.

Michael’s art gallery

Michael has been making some brilliant models. All models will be available to buy at the Christmas Fair on 14th December. Be quick, only one of each model available!

Primary Camp

Class Kestrels and Eagles had a great time at Calvert Trust in January. Have a look at our video to see all the amazing activities we took part in.

Eagles’ Cloud Experiment

Today Eagles made a very interesting experiment! We created a cloud in a jar!

Eagles learned that you need three things to make clouds-moist, warm air; coolness; and tiny particles in the air that make vapour condense. We used hairspray to provide these particles. How clever was that?

At the end of the experiment, we all agreed it was a super cool one!