closure of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Southend on Sea Borough Council

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Dear Southend on Sea 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

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

Many Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Black

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Dear Frank Black,


Thank you for your request received on 15^th September 2014 for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request should
receive a reply by 13^th October 2014.


If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 02948.


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Borough Council

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Dear Mr Black,

Please find attached our response to the above.

Yours sincerely

Jill Henson

ill Henson - Business Support Officer – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Unison Disability Officer
Creating a Better Southend

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