ILF Transition Fund for 16-21 year olds
By Bobath Scotland volunteer Marion Burns.
Hello it's Marion and I have some very exciting news to share with all you 16-21year olds!!
Have you ever heard of the new ILF Scotland Transition Fund? This fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities to improve their lives. The purpose of the Fund is 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 and to continue spending time with other people.
Applying for this fund can help pay for 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 courses, driving lessons, and many more.
I personally like the idea of using the money for Disability SnowSport UK. Me, Jill Clark and many others involved with the Bobath centre have been attending DSUK for some time and love it! The organisation is so good with me and put me at ease on the slopes with their expertise. The feeling of freedom is amazing speeding down from the top. If you’re feeling brave enough, I can highly recommend visiting DSUK website and find out more information.
I would have loved this opportunity when I was transitioning from school. I really hope some of you get to take on this chance and I would like to hear how you get on and what you choose to spend your money on.