Dear Cambridgeshire 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
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
Dear Mr Taylforth
Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 4493
Thank you for your email which was received on 9th September 2014 in which you requested information about the closure of the Independent Living Fund.
Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance, by 7th October 2014.
If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.
ITP Project Support Officer
I write with reference to your request of 9 September 2014 which has been
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please find attached the requested information.
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CFA Information Team
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