Closurse of Independent Living Fund

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Dear Northumberland 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

Freedom Of Information, Northumberland County Council

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Independent Living Fund.  Your request was received on 12 September 2014
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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Please can you chase up this request.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Taylforth

Matthews Geoff (RTF) NHCT,

Under the Freedom of Information Act you asked a number of questions about
the Independent Living Fund which are answered below under the questions
to which they relate.

 

 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?

 

The monies transferred from the closure of the ILF will not be ring fenced
in this way.

 

 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).

 

We will review the process and timetable for needs assessment, and care
and support planning following the imminently expected publication of
the final versions of the relevant regulations and guidance under the Care
Act 2014.

 

 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?

 

In the course of carrying out needs assessments and preparing care and
support plans we will consider any specific issues that arise in
individual circumstances.

 

Please let me know if you have any queries about this.

 

Geoff Matthews

 

Policy Officer

Northumbria Healthcare
Adult Services
Merley Croft
MORPETH
NE61 2DL
 
Tel: 01670 629115
Fax: 01670 629150
Email: [1][email address]

 

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Matthews Geoff (RTF) NHCT,

Please find the attached reply to this Freedom of Information Act request,
to replace the previous one sent in error.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act you asked a number of questions about
the Independent Living Fund which are answered below under the questions
to which they relate.

 

 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?

 

The monies transferred from the closure of the ILF will not be ring fenced
in this way.

 

 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).

 

We will review the process and timetable for needs assessment, and care
and support planning following the imminently expected publication of
the final versions of the relevant regulations and guidance under the Care
Act 2014.

 

 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?

 

In the course of carrying out needs assessments and preparing care and
support plans we will consider any specific issues that arise in
individual circumstances.

 

Please let me know if you have any queries about this.

 

Geoff Matthews

 

Policy Officer

Northumbria Healthcare
Adult Services
Merley Croft
MORPETH
NE61 2DL
 
Tel: 01670 629115
Fax: 01670 629150
Email: [1][email address]

 

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Here For You Telephone: 0344
811 8111 The information in this e-mail is confidential and may be legally
privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this e-mail
by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient any
disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be
taken in reliance on it is prohibited and may be unlawful. The information
contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the NHS
Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We may monitor
any emails sent or received by us, or on our behalf. If we do, this will
be in line with relevant law and our own policies.

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