closure of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Wolverhampton City Council

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Dear Wolverhampton 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,

Frank Black

FOI, Wolverhampton City Council

WCC/FOI/091475

Dear Mr Black

Re:      Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

I acknowledge receipt of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

This is being considered and I shall be in touch with you again shortly.

Yours sincerely

Moira Warren

Moira Warren
Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer

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Moira Warren, Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Mr Black

 

Re:   Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

 

Your request for information has now been considered and I can provide the
following response to your query:

 

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?

 

          No decision has been taken yet. A report is due to be considered
in October.

 

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).

 

          No process/timescale for process decided yet.

 

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?

 

          No decision made regarding this yet.

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Yours sincerely,

 

Moira Warren

 

Moira Warren

Freedom of Information & Data Protection Officer

 

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