Picture by Chris Watt.  07887 554 193.Jim Elder WoodwardIn this important paper Jim Elder-Woodward OBE, Chair of the Campaign for a Fair Society, reviews the achievements of the ILF and makes the case for a new Trust which builds on its achievements and which guarantees the kind of portable national entitlement that disabled people require. He argues that such a Trust could be used to promote independent living through a different and more positive partnership with local government.

He also argues that the ILF is the kind of institution demanded by asset based citizenship. This approach to social justice – which goes back at least as far as Thomas Paine – establishes citizenship by ensuring each of us has the basic we need to live as citizens. As such it is consistent with another goal of the Campaign for a Fair Society – a universal basic income for all.

The full paper is available at http://bit.ly/1fMVh9t

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