Judicial Review of abolition of the Independent Living Fund

On 13 March 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) intervened in a Judicial Review at the High Court into the abolition of the Independent Living Fund, a move which affects  20,000 disabled people.

The closure of the Fund, which provides money to enable disabled people to live in the community, will mean them becoming entirely dependent on local authority services.  Stuart Bracking and other claimants argue they will lose their independence as a result, forcing many to live in hospitals or residential care.

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