Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Buckinghamshire County Council

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Dear Buckinghamshire County 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

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Please can you chase up this request thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Frank Black

Perrin, Louise, Buckinghamshire County Council

Dear Mr Black

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
you have requested is as follows.

 

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?

 

ILF Funds will not be ring-fenced, all ILF service users will be subject
to the same community care assessments and eligibility criteria as all of
our service users.

 

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 majority of current ILF recipients have already had their reviews and
personal care plans prepared, it is intended that all of these will be
complete and in place by December 2014.

 

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?

 

BCC is mindful of the need and benefits of  ensuring  continuity of care
 and will work with ILF recipients to maximise continuity of care as far
as possible.

 

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Buckinghamshire County Council

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Bucks

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