Wonderful news! The Court of Appeal have overturned an earlier ruling that it was lawful to clos the Independent Living Fund. Crucially they concluded that proper consideration had not been made to consultations which may open the way for further challenge of the 20 metre rule for the new Personal Independence Payments.
According to the BBC :
"Five disabled people have succeeded in a legal challenge to the government's decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund.
The £320m ILF currently provides support enabling nearly 19,000 severely disabled people in the UK to live independent lives in the community.
The High Court ruled in April that the closure decision was lawful.
But the five argued the court had gone wrong in law and there had been a lack of proper consultation over changes.........
You can read the full article on the BBC here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24834558