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Celebrating 21 years

Celebrating 21 years of supporting disabled people

This year the ILF is celebrating 21 years of supporting disabled people to live independently.  As part of our birthday celebrations, we want to hear your stories.
Since the creation of the ILF in 1988, we have helped more than 45,500 disabled people in the UK achieve their aims for independence. 
We are passionate about celebrating the difference ILF funding has made to people's lives and we want to hear from you if we have helped you:

  • get a dream job
  • pursue a hobby or interest
  • achieve a longstanding ambition
  • participate in sporting events
  • move into your own home
  • get married or find a new relationship
  • have a holiday or go travelling

These are just a few examples.  There could be a whole range of things you have been able to do that have improved your quality of life.  We want to know about anything that has helped you meet your personal aspirations.

If you have a story you'd like to share, please call our communications team on 0845 601 8815 or email

We want to use as many of your stories as possible in a special edition ILF magazine entitled ‘Living - for independent people', so we may want to interview you and take some photos.  You may even want to write your own story and send us your photos directly.

If you want to help us celebrate making a difference to people's lives please contact us by 11 September 2009.


Patrick Boyle
Chief Executive

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