Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Bolton 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,

Paul Taylforth

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Paul Taylforth

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

In response to your request for information received at this office on
08.09.2014, Bolton Council is happy to supply the information as
requested.

 

Q1 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?
A1 No decision has been taken as yet and it is envisaged this will be done
by January 15
   
Q2 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).

 
A2 We are on track and hence by the end of April 2015 all current ILF
users will be in receipt of an agreed personal support plan ready to
implement on the 1st of July.
   
Q3 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?

 
A3 No decision has been taken as yet and it is envisaged this will be done
by January 15

 
   

          

Should you have any queries regarding this, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

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