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Are you a disabled person living in York and want to:

Then contact the ILS

(01904) 479851

Independent Living Scheme (ILS) provides support, advice and information for disabled people in York who want to live independently and have more choice and control over how their individual needs are met.

ILS is funded by the City of York Council to support individuals who are receiving Direct Payments and/or Personal Budgets which are used to arrange their own care.

case studies

Fiona Employing my PAs has made a tremendous difference in my life. Initially due to lack of experience in recruiting staff I didnt always choose the best person for the job or get the best out of my PAs. I am now much more aware that I am the one in charge and that the PAs should act on my instructions within reason of course! Read Fiona's case study.


Janis Janis has been a scheme user with Independent Living Scheme since 2008. Janis is using our service to assist her to employ agencies to cover her care. Janis has a substantial care package and when Janis joined the Scheme back in 2008 she had been dealing with the agencies herself and found it very stressful. Read Janis's case study.


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Excellent quality of service with a depth of experience and understanding that makes my life easier.
ILS has always given me consideration and understanding about the complications of my health problems which has enabled me to go in a step-by-step way rather than by being overwhelmed by too much information at once.
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