Independent Community Living Scheme

Similar to Direct Payment, the Independent Community Living scheme (ICL), is a financial package offered to persons with disability to live more independently or provide more assistance in more intense situations. The package can cover services provided by a live-in carer or an amount of hours which exceed the maximum offered through the Agency’s own human resources or Direct Payment (13 hours per week). This service can be accessed through the same channels mentioned in the section entitled How to Access​ the Service and can be accessed by those already receiving other services depending on the situation and needs.​ ​
If the person requests an amount in excess of 30 hours per week, the request will fall under the Personal Assistance Fund (PAF).​