closure of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear South Tyneside 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,

Frank Black

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Black

 

Your FOI Request was received by South Tyneside Council on 15 September
2014.

 

I write to confirm that a decision about your request will be made within
20 working days from the date we received your request.  Should there be
any delays or discrepancies with your request then this will be
communicated to you in due course.

 

If you have any further queries regarding this matter then please do not
hesitate to contact the FOI team on [1][South Tyneside Council request email] or 0191
424 6539 and quote the reference number FOI 14.14400.

 

Regards

 

Information Governance

South Tyneside Council

Central Library

Prince Georg Square

South Shields

Tyne & Wear

NE33 2PE

 

Tel. (0191) 424 6539

 

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Dear foi,

Please can you chase up this request.

Yours sincerely,

Frank Black

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Black

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your Freedom of Information
Request. I apologise for the delay in providing this information

 

Regards

 

John

 

John Grewcock
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance
South Tyneside Council
Central Library
Prince Georg Square
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2PE

Tel. (0191) 424 6538

[South Tyneside Council request email]

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