Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham 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

iCaseworkInformation, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 710999
 
 
Dear Mr. Taylforth 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 10
September 2014.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
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?
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 8 October 2014 - this is 20 working days
from the date of receipt.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 

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James Filus, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Our reference:  710999
 
Dear Mr. Taylforth
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 10 September 2014.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
James Filus
H&F In Touch Manager
 
 
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