Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Camden Borough Council

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Dear Camden 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

Cynthia Coleman, Camden Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Taylforth

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received on 9
September 2014

You requested information on:

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?

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

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Yours sincerely

Information and Records Management Assistant

Email: [1][Camden Borough Council request email]
Phone: 0207 9743669

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Cynthia Coleman, Camden Borough Council

Camden Council - Information request (FOI/EIR) - Finance

Our reference: 9654152

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Dear Mr. Taylforth

Freedom of Information Act 2000

We write regarding your request for information, received on 9 September
2014.

It is with regret that we have been unable to complete our response within
the 20 working-days as required by the Act. This is because of staff
availability and verification required to fully provide the information.

Please be assured that we are dealing with your request as matter of
urgency and we hope to provide you with a final response no later than 27
October 2014. In the event that consideration is given to qualified
exemptions we will contact you again with a revised timescale.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely

Information and Records Management Assistant

Email: [1][Camden Borough Council request email]
Phone: 0207 9743669

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Dear Cynthia Coleman,

PLease can you chase up my request thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Taylforth

Cynthia Coleman, Camden Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Taylforth

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Further to your email, received on 9 September 2014, we are pleased
to attach our response to the requested information.

Yours sincerely

Information and Records Management Assistant

Email: [1][Camden Borough Council request email]
Phone: 0207 9743669
 
 

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