The Independent Living Association was established in 1998.  The associations objectives are to;

  • To work with disabled people, their dependents and carers living within Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire and promote their Independent Living with a human rights-based approach, regardless of their protected characteristics.
  • Partner the Local Statutory Authorities, Health and Social Care / Voluntary Organisations and people in a common effort to advance education and knowledge of Independent Living and Self-Directed Support.
  • Provide or assist in the provision of activities and facilities in the interest of local people so that conditions of living may be improved

We are a user influenced Support Organisation based in Grangemouth proving support to individuals, carers, families and children in the Forth Valley area. We are currently funded by, though independent of, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Health and Social Care Partnerships and Scottish Government.

Our aim is to support people in practicing choice and control over their Support for greater independence, with sustained and improved health and wellbeing.      

Our role is to ensure that people and carers, either eligible or not eligible for SDS, have choice and control. We offer impartial independent support that helps people make informed decisions about SDS by putting people at the centre of the process

Meaning people have:

  • Access to clearer information about SDS.
  • More awareness of the support available to access and manage SDS.
  • Greater empowerment to make more informed choices about SDS.
  • The time and opportunity to be listened to.
  • An equal partner.
  • Opportunities to maximise for choice and control.
  • Chances to contribute to local policy development by becoming involved with our Organisation.


The provision of independent support ensures transparent and impartial information with the removal of conflicts of interest.

Independent Support that is

  • Responsive
  • Flexible
  • Holistic
  • Impartial
  • Trusted
  • Local