Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Lincolnshire County Council

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Dear Lincolnshire 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,

Frank Black

FOI, Lincolnshire County Council

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Freedom of Information
Customer Service Centre
Witham Park House
Waterside South
Lincoln
LN5 7JN
Tel: 01522 782187
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[2]www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

                                               

12^th September 2014

 

Dear Frank Black

Freedom of Information Reference: 13920435  FOI

 

Subject: Request for information regarding the new decision by the
Government to close the ILF (Independent Living Fund) on June 30th 2015
and devolve funding to Local Authorities.

 

 

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Freedom of Information
Customer Service Centre
Witham Park House
Waterside South
Lincoln
LN5 7JN
Tel: 01522 782187
[1][email address]

[2]www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

 

 

Date: 17^th September 2014

 

Dear Frank Black

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  13920435FOI

 

Subject: Request for information.

 

Please find our response to your request below:

 

Request & Response

 

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?

 

This depends on whether ILF and the treasury agree to ring fence the money
that is being transferred.  Any finance that is transferred to adult care
will be held in the budget to support community care.

 

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).

 

All ILF recipients will be reassessed during this financial year and their
new care plan will be agreed with them in advance of implementation on 1
July 2015.

 

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?

 

All ILF recipients will be offered a direct payment which will give them
maximum control over how their budget is spent.  It will be our aim to
minimise disruption to existing arrangements as much as possible.  A
special Risk Enablement Group will be set up to look at individual issues
which could include consideration of matters such as the employment of
family carers.

 

We believe this answers your request in full.

 

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Once again, thank you for your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

David Coulson

Freedom of Information

Lincolnshire County Council

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