closure of Independent Living Fund

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

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Dear Walsall 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

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Taylforth,

 

Thank you for your request for information, relating to closure of
Independent Living Fund, our ref: RFI1190/14.   
                                                                                  

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Helen Dodd

Information Governance Officer

Walsall Council

Room 29
Council House

Lichfield Street
Walsall

WS1 1TW

01922 652517

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InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Taylforth,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI1190/14

 

Further to your request for information about closure of Independent
Living Fund.

I can tell you 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?
Walsall Council have yet to receive sufficient detail on the level
of funding to be transferred to the Local Authority in 2015/2016 so unable
to answer at this stage

 

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).

Walsall Council are currently receiving Information from ILF in terms of
ILF support plans.  Our timescale for completing reassessments and reviews
is  currently determined by the availability of ILF assessors as we are
undertaking a joint review / visit  process with them.

 

 

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?

Walsall Council are unable to give a definitive answer at this stage, this
will form part of the needs assessment and  be addressed as part of the re
assessment and review process

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Helen Dodd

Information Governance Officer

Walsall Council

Room 29
Council House

Lichfield Street
Walsall

WS1 1TW

01922 652517

Email:   [1][email address]

Website [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

 

 

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