closure of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to West Berkshire Council

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Dear West Berkshire 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

Suzanne Kenchington, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2014/1017

 

Dear Mr Taylforth,

 

Request for information: Closure of Independent Living Fund

 

Thank you for your request received 16.09.2014; we will seek to respond
within twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Support Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Taylforth [mailto:[FOI #229753 email]]
Sent: 16 September 2014 10:17
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - closure of Independent Living
Fund

 

Dear West Berkshire 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

 

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Sue Broughton, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2014/1017

Dear Mr Taylforth,

Request for information: Closure of Independent Living Fund

We have now obtained the information to respond to your request. You have asked:

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? – Monies will be ring fenced to individuals until their next review

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). – This is currently under way

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? – Yes

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Taylforth [mailto:[FOI #229753 email]]
Sent: 16 September 2014 10:17
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - closure of Independent Living Fund

Dear West Berkshire 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

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