Closurse of Independent Living Fund

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

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Dear Newham 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

Newham Borough Council

REQUESTER REFERENCE: C10475
ENQUIRY REFERENCE: E20473
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information received on 11/09/2014. We are dealing with your request and plan to respond before 09/10/2014.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Information Governance Team on 020 8430 2000 or email us at: [Newham Borough Council request email]

Yours Faithfully

Information Governance Team
Newham Council

Newham Council Publication Scheme is on: www.newham.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Black,

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London E16 2QU
[Newham Borough Council request email]

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