Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent 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
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

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Taylforth

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 9^th October 2014 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/14/1667 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Ann Phillips | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Internal: 7000 6199 | External: 01622 696199 |
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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Kent County Council

Dear Mr Taylforth

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to the Independent Living Fund
(ILF). I am pleased to provide the response below:

 

1) Will the monies transferred from the closure of the ILF to your local
authority be ring fenced to existing ILF recipients in your area?

 The position is still being clarified. Therefore, Kent County Council is
unable to provide information in relation to this question.

 

2) What plans are being made, or have been made to co-produce with ILF
recipients in your area the transfer process?

Adult social care case management are attending joint visits with the ILF
to discuss the transfer programme with recipients. All recipients will
have their needs reviewed as part of their annual review to ensure they
are receiving the correct level of support

 

All recipients will be involved throughout the process - assessment,
reviews and support planning.

 

All of the ILF clients in Kent will need to be reassessed or in some cases
assessed by Kent County Council for the first time in order to determine
what level of support Kent County Council can provide after the ILF
portion of their funding ceases.

 

The assessment will need to take place between February and April 2015.

 

3) Special dispensation for ILF users to continue to employ their current
PAs

This is not an issue that Kent County Council has considered yet and
therefore it is unable to provide any information in relation to this
question.

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/14/1667.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Internal: 7000 4261 | External: 01622 694261 |
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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