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Independent Living Alternatives (ILA)

Independent Living Alternatives (ILA) enables disabled people to live independently. Many disabled people want self-control over their own lives and hire personal assistants (PAs) to support this. ILA provides innovative and flexible alternatives to institutional and domiciliary “care” provision through a flexible range of personal assistance services informed by disabled people mainly but not exclusively in and around London.


Recruiting PAs 

Managing PAs 

Training and advice for PA Users

You can be employer 

ILA can be employer

Rowlandson House, 289/293 Ballards Lane, London, N12 8NP
020 8369 6032
Who is it for:
anyone who is disabled and wants to use Personal Assistants to help them live independently
How to apply:
complete a PA User Registration form telling ILA what you want (download from website)

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The Direct Payments scheme is a UK Government initiative in the field of Social Services that gives users money directly to pay for their own care, rather than the traditional route of a Local Government Authority providing care for them.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.