Closurse of Independent Living Fund

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

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Dear Bury 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

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Adult Services Freedom Of Information, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Black

 

Request for Information reference 3440

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information held by Bury Council
received at this office on 8^th September 2014.

 

Within 20 working days from the date we received your request for
information I will advise you as to whether we are able to meet your
requirements. If I am unable to complete this request within 20 working
days, I will tell you why and let you know when I hope to give you a full
response.

 

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£450.00 at £25 per hour or 18 hours for us to obtain the information we
may ask you to refine the information requested.

 

In addition a charge may be applicable in order to provide the requested
information in the required format. If so, we will advise you of this in
due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Communities and Wellbeing

Freedom of Information

 

From: [email address]
[mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 08 September 2014 11:12
To: Adult Services Freedom Of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information Request

 

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CRM Ref: 1938245 CRM Ref  08/09/2014 11:11:33

Name/Business: Frank Black
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [1][FOI #228576 email]

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Freedom of Information Request 

Dear Bury 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

The request has been sent to the following departments: Adult Care
Services

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Adult Services Freedom Of Information, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Frank

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

In response to your request for information regarding the transfer of ILF
recipients to Local Authorities – from Disability Rights UK.  Bury Council
is happy to supply the information below.

 

1.   Will the monies transferred from the closure of the ILF to your local
authority be ring fenced to existing ILF recipients in your area?

 

We are currently not in a position answer this question because a formal
decision has not yet been made about the future funding of ILF in Bury. 
It is expected this will be done in the near future, and certainly by 31
March 2014.

 

2.   What plans are being made, or have been made to co-produce with ILF
recipients in your area the transfer process?

 

We are currently undertaking joint reviews with ILF as per ILF client
review schedules. Customers are being made aware via letters and updates
direct from ILF on their devolvement and face to face at joint reviews.

 

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 formal decision has been made around overall dispensation for ILF
carers; this will be initially considered on a case by case basis based on
the outcomes of the reviews.

 

For transparency purposes, it is now the Council’s policy to advise on the
costs of dealing with each Freedom of Information request.  Please note
that to deal with this request it has taken one hour and has cost the
Council £25.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Julie Gonda

Assistant Director – Commissioning and Procurement

 

 

 

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From: [email address]
[mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 08 September 2014 11:12
To: Adult Services Freedom Of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information Request

 

     Customer Contact Team

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CRM Ref: 1938245 CRM Ref  08/09/2014 11:11:33

Name/Business: Frank Black
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [1][FOI #228576 email]

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Freedom of Information Request 

Dear Bury 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

The request has been sent to the following departments: Adult Care
Services

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If you have any further questions about this issue please ring
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reference number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

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