[Nottingham City Council request email]
0115 876 3855 Email:
At contact address specified for request number above
13th October 2014
Dear Requester Re: Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act)
The Authority has considered your request which was received on 12th September
2014and our response to your questions is shown below.
“Following the new decision by the Government to close the ILF (Independent Living
Fund) on June 30th 2015 and devolve funding to Local Authorities:
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?
Monies transferred from the closure of the ILF will be received into the Adult Social
Care Budget where they can be used to ensure that the assessed needs of existing
ILF recipients continue to be met.
2. 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).
Nottingham City Council will review everyone who currently receives ILF and agrees
to an assessment of their social care needs. The detailed process and timescale of
this review is currently still being finalised and is not yet known. We therefore confirm
the requested information is not held, so under section 1 of the Act this information
cannot be provided as it is not held by the Council.
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?
As part of the planned review referred to above, each case will be considered
individually and on its own merits. As part of this process we will not apply generic
dispensations of the kind referred to above, and at present there is no intention to
make a distinction between those who currently receive ILF and other citizens who
are eligible for social care. We are mindful of the fact that all care packages need to
be compatible with the policies and procedures of Nottingham City Council and are
required by law to meet the assessed levels of need.
You are free to use any information supplied for your own personal use. However,
any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies
to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner. If the copyright is
owned by Nottingham City Council details of the conditions on re-use can be obtained
by contacting this office.
If you are unhappy with the response provided or with the handling of your request,
you can ask for an internal review by writing to Stephanie Pearson, Information
Governance Specialist, Information Governance, 4th Floor, Loxley House,
Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG
stating the reasons for your dissatisfaction.
If you remain unhappy after receiving the response to your initial complaint you can
request an independent review from the Information Commissioner's Office at FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
. You may also contact the
Information Commissioner's Office by telephone on 01625 545745 or by email at
Nottingham City Council