closure of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Wakefield City Council

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Dear Wakefield City 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

Whelan, Sarah, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Taylforth,
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 
 
Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which we received on 16th September 2014.  It is our
intention to have the information delivered to you by 14th October 2014.
 
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be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Freedom of Information
Officer, Information Management Team, Room 115, County Hall, Wakefield WF1
2QW or e-mailed to [1][Wakefield City Council request email].
 
Your sincerely
 
Sarah Whelan
On behalf of
 
Galina Smithson
Freedom of Information Officer
Room 115, County Hall
Bond Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 2QW
Tel 01924 306112
e-mail: [2][email address]
 

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Smithson, Galina, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Taylforth,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information
 
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
 
Please find the information you requested.
 
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?
The council is in the process of considering this matter and as yet no
decision has been taken.  The council will however ensure that decisions
are made on this within the necessary timescales – which will include
allowing appropriate timescales for the recipients to be reviewed to
ensure their needs are appropriately met.
 
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).  Current ILF recipients will be visited by Adult Social Care
staff ahead of July 2015 to ensure appropriate care plans are in place in
time for the transfer.
 
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? All cases will be reviewed
in line with adult social care eligibility and personal budgets.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
Galina Smithson
Freedom of Information Officer
Room 115, County Hall
Bond Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 2QW
Tel 01924 306112
e-mail: [1][email address]
 

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