The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing Joe FitzPatrick MSP today announced the appointment of Mark Adderley as a Member of the ILF Scotland Board.

Mr FitzPatrick said:

“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Adderley to the ILF Scotland Board.

The purpose of ILF Scotland is to safe-guard the rights of our most severely disabled people to live independent lives supported in their homes and within their local communities. I am confident that Mark will be a valuable addition to the ILF Scotland Board, bringing his extensive experience, values and commitment to equality and social justice into this new appointment”.

Following the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) in June 2015, the Scottish Government established a new organisation, Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland, to administer ILF for existing recipients of the fund in Scotland.

ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund providing financial awards to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland to support them in living independently.

In addition to funding transferred to Scotland from the DWP, Scottish Ministers are providing £5m a year to the ILF Transition Fund which opened in December 2017. The Fund aims to support young disabled people aged 16 to 21, who are at an important transitional stage in their lives.

ILF contributes to the Government’s wider programmes, particularly in complementing Self Directed Support.

Mark Adderley is an experienced executive and non-executive director with a passion for equality and social justice. He has over 20 years’ experience in change, transformation, HR and people skills, with executive roles in utilities, NHS, Higher Education and not for profit activity Mark is also a Chartered Director and fellow of IOD and CIPD and brings his experience of governance and passion for people to the board.

This appointment will be for 4 years and will run from 29 January 2019 until – 28 January 2023 and is regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Aspen were delighted to work with ILF Scotland again on this key appointment and would like to wish both them and Mark all the best for the future.

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