closure of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Wandsworth Borough Council

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Dear Wandsworth 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

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Freedom of Information Act request - 2014/10076 - Independent Living Fund

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Freedom of Information Act request - 2014/10076 - Independent Living Fund

 

I refer to your request for information received on 16/09/2014.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

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?

Policy decisions have not yet been made.  We are still gathering
information from ILF and as soon as this information is to hand, the
Department of Education & Social Services Senior Management Team will be
examining this issue comprehensively.  These policy decisions will cover
all the issues raised in your Freedom of Information request.  We are
currently planning to have policy decisions in place in December 2014.

 

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).

See above.

 

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?

See above.

 

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Regards

Sue Murray

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