Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham 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, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Please can you chase up my request, thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Taylforth

Freedom of Information, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Paul

 

Request for information Ref LBBD/85489 and BDCA/4018/14

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
is enclosed.

 

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?

 

          Not decided and timescales not yet agreed.

 

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).

 

          Process currently under discussion but not yet finalised.

 

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?

 

          ILF recipients will not be treated any differently to other
personal budget recipients who are free to decide PA rates of pay.  In
considering people's requests to continue employing close family members
living in the same household, we will consider each request in line with
the relevant guidance.

 

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please contact me.

 

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