3 October 2014
Our ref: 1201764
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Following the new decision by the Government to close the ILF (Independent Living Fund)
on June 30th 2015 and devolve funding to Local Authorities, please could you answer the
1: Will monies transferred from the closure of the ILF to your local authority be ring fenced
to ILF recipients in your area? If no decision has yet been taken, what is the process and
timescale for this happening? This has yet to be decided upon. A decision will be made before or after the transfer.
2: Please could you state the process and timescale for meeting with current ILF recipients
to prepare personal care plans for 1st July 2015 onwards (bearing in mind the assessments
at the Transfer Review visits only indicate desired outcomes and do not produce an actual
care package). Where possible we are undertaking joint reviews with the ILF, as cases are referred
to Adults and Communities.
3: Will you be making any special dispensation for allowing ILF users to continue to employ
their current & in many cases long standing carers of many years, bearing in mind some
may be paid a higher rate than what LA's may usually advise and be family members too? ILF users will continue to have their care needs to be met.
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