Closurse of Independent Living Fund

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to Peterborough City Council

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Dear Peterborough City 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

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Peterborough City Council

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act:

 

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?

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information, if
held, within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, subject to the
information not being exempt.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Kirsty Jones

Deputy Information Specialist

Peterborough City Council

Town Hall

Peterborough

PE1 1HG

 

foi[1]@peterborough.gov.uk

Telephone 01733 453588       

 

 

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Freedom of Information Mailbox, Peterborough City Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST –  FOI-14-0928

 

 

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is given below.

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?

 

We will not be committing to ring-fencing the additional funding we
receive for ILF cessation to ILF clients.

 

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 met with our ILF clients at least once in recent months, but plan
to do so again to conduct a review to finalise their care packages in time
for the July change.

 

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?

 

We will take account of assessed needs in determining care packages going
forward from 1^st July 2015 and will endeavour to ensure as smooth a
transfer/continuation of existing services wherever we possibly can,
including some transitional support where this is judged to be
appropriate.

 

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Yours faithfully

 

Tracey Wright

Information Specialist

Peterborough City Council

Town Hall

Peterborough

PE1 1HG

 

foi[5]@peterborough.gov.uk

Telephone 01733 452533        

 

 

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