Closurse of Independent Living Fund

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

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Greenwich 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

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Paul Taylforth
 
Ref No:- RFI/07622
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 10th September 2014 regarding closure of Independent Living Fund.

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

If you have any further queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
June Reid
Quality and Insight Manager
Customer Services and ICT Strategy Division
Royal Borough of Greenwich
LGC Council of the Year 2013
 
020 8921 6290 
The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Paul Taylforth,

  

Freedom of Information request RFI/07622

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 10^th September
2014, shown below, regarding closure of the Independent Living Fund.

 

The response to your request 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?

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is awaiting guidance or conditions from
government on the funding transfer, therefore a decision is not expected
until the Springtime.

 

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).

Care managers are already meeting and reviewing care packages and taking
into account all care needs so come July 15 it should just be a case they
will not get the ILF money but we will still provide what we have assessed
them at.

 

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?

Yes they will have a Direct payment to do this.

 

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Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Town Hall,
Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW.

 

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Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

June Reid

Quality and Insight Manager

Customer Services and ICT Strategy Division

Royal Borough of Greenwich

LGC Council of the Year 2013

 

' 020 8921 6290  À

*   The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

 

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