Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City 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

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

Many Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Black

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Black

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: ASC/9NUKAH

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Yours sincerely

Cath Cryer
Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
M60 2LA

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Dear Mr Black,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 11/09/2014 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In response to your request, please see the attached document.

(See attached file: ASC 9NUKAH - Closure of ILF.doc)

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Yours sincerely,

Karen Dolton
Head of Care
Directorate for Children and Families
Manchester City Council ¦ P.O.Box 536 ¦ Town Hall ¦ Albert Square ¦
Manchester ¦ M60 2AF

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