closure of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Shropshire Council

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Dear Shropshire 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

FOI, Shropshire Council

 

Dear Mr Taylforth

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 14 September 2014.
We are currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant
legislation and will respond to you within 20 working days.

 

You have requested information regarding Independent Living Fund

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information)

 

If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment, please
notify us as soon as possible using the contact details provided below. 

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               www.shropshire.gov.uk/foi.nsf

 

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FOI, Shropshire Council

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Dear Mr Taylforth

 

Further to your request for information which we received on 14 September
2014, please find our response attached.

 

Yours sincerely

  

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747 

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               www.shropshire.gov.uk/foi.nsf

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