Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Paul Taylforth made this Freedom of Information request to Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Nottinghamshire 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

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Dear Mr Taylforth

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION  (Ref
NCC-014669-14)

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to ” Independent
Living Fund”. Your request was received on 15 September 2014 and I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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Therefore, you should receive a response by 13 October 2014

 

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Complaints & Information Team

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Dear Mr Taylforth

 

Ref NCC-014669-14

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to the closure of the
Independent Living Fund.  I can now let you have the following information
in response to the questions you raised.

 

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?

 

No, the monies will not be ring-fenced.

 

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 have attended 93% of all the ILF reviews and have been party to the
support plans created.

 

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?

 

No, although there may be exceptions, as there would be for any other
case.

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wendy Hallam

Information Officer

 

Complaints and Information Team

Planning, Policy and Corporate Services

0115 977 2788

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
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