Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Blackpool 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

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,

Paul Taylforth

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your e-mail. This has been forwarded to our FOI officer
who will now deal with your enquiry.

Kind Regards

Regards, David, Customer First.
Email: [Blackpool Borough Council request email]
( Phone: 01253 477477
& Fax: 01253 478808
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Customer Relations, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Mr. Taylforth,

Thank you for your e-mail FOI request as detailed below.

This is now receiving attention.

Reference number: 140914

Kind regards,

Customer Relations Team

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Customer Relations, Blackpool Borough Council

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Mr P Taylforth Our Ref: FOI/F3/140914/PT/LT/BS&R

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Dear Mr Taylforth




I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
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