closure of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

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 following
questions.

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?

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).

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?

Many Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Taylforth

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Your reference number is: 1-685542920

Regards

Corporate Contact Centre
Customer Services
Transform Sandwell
www.sandwell.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Taylforth,

 

Please find detailed below our response to your recent Freedom of
Information request:

 

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?

 

No decision has been taken yet and there is currently no timescale for
this to happen.

 

2: Please could you state the process and timescale for meeting with
current ILF recipients to prepare personal care plans for 1^st 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).

 

No timescale or process has currently been approved for the preparation of
personal care plans from 1 July 2015.

 

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?

 

No policy decisions have yet been made which cover this issue.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
request, and should be addressed to:

 

Information Management Unit

Sandwell Council House

Freeth Street

Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 3DE

 

Email – [Sandwell Council request email]

 

Please note that any additional questions to your original request will
not be answered at internal review stage and should be presented in a
separate, new Freedom of Information request.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

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communications

 

Regards

John

John Wrotchford

Financial Services Manager

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