closure of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral 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,

Frank Black

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please can you chase up my request.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Black

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Black [mailto:
Sent: 16 September 2014 10:34
To: InfoMgr, FinDMT
Subject: FOI 836559 - Frank Black - Closure of Independent Living Fund

 

Dear Wirral 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?

 

The Council is yet to determine its position on this matter

 

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).

 

The Council (via the Disabilities Partnership Board) are in the process of
establishing an ILF Transition Working Group with the aim of co-producing
a strategic transition plan for ILF service users to Adult Services by the
end of June 2015

 

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?

 

This will be considered by the ILF Transition Working Group

 

Many Thanks.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Frank Black

 

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