Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Oldham Metropolitan 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,

Frank Black

Peter Williams, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Black,

RE: Freedom of Information request - Closure of Independent Living Fund

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information. This request has been considered as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours Sincerely

Peter Williams
Business Support Officer
Information Management
Oldham Council
Level 2 Civic Centre
West Street

[email address]

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Martcha Thomas, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Black,
Please find attached the response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000


Martcha Thomas
Freedom of information Coordinator, Adult social Care

Martcha Thomas
Senior Practitioner
All Age Disability Team (Adults)
Oldham Council
Commissioning Directorate
Level 6
Civic Centre
West Street
Tel 0161 770 6789
Fax 0161 770 6909
[email address]

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