Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Harrow Borough Council

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Dear Harrow 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

Marian Stephens,

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Our reference: 1343664

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your information request. We will forward it to the
relevant department who will contact you shortly.
 
Information Management Team
Harrow Council
Civic Centre, Civic 1
3rd Floor, West WIng
Station Road
Harrow
HA1 2XF
[Harrow Borough Council request email]

Peter Singh,

Information request
Our reference: 1343664

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 10
September 2014.
 
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Kind regards
 
 
Peter Singh
[email address]

Peter Singh,

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Our reference: 1343664

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Dear Frank
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 10 September 2014.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Kind regards
 
 
Peter Singh
[email address]