ILF Assessements

Frank Black made this Freedom of Information request to East Sussex County Council

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

Please could you answer the following questions with regards to the
closure of the Independent Living Fund.

1) Will you be ring fencing the ILF money passed to you to :-
a) Individual ILF Users.
b) Adult Social Care.
c) Not ring fence at all.

2) Have you received the details of how much money you are being
allocated and if so how much is that.

3) When will you be starting reassessments of ILF users and when do
you anticipate completing those assessments.

4) What arrangements are you putting in place for those ILF users
you have not reassessed by 30th June to continue funding their
current ILF care packages until an assessment has been carried
out.
Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently
have Direct Payments set up with the Local Authority.

5) Do you have contingency plans in case a change in Government at
the forthcoming election alters the ILF funding situation?.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Black

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

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FOI Request ref:  5297 / Independent Living Fund

 

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East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

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Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Dear Mr Black

 

FOI Request ref:  5297 / Independent Living Fund

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
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REQUEST

 

1) Will you be ring fencing the ILF money passed to you to :-

a) Individual ILF Users.

b) Adult Social Care.

c) Not ring fence at all.

 

2) Have you received the details of how much money you are being 
allocated and if so how much is that.

 

3) When will you be starting reassessments of ILF users and when do  you
anticipate completing those assessments.

 

4) What arrangements are you putting in place for those ILF users  you
have not reassessed by 30th June to continue funding their  current ILF
care packages until an assessment has been carried  out.

Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently  have
Direct Payments set up with the Local Authority.

 

5) Do you have contingency plans in case a change in Government at  the
forthcoming election alters the ILF funding situation?.

 

RESPONSE

 

1.    We will be ring fencing the ILF money for Adult Social Care clients.

2.    We do not yet have a final determination of how much money we will
receive from the ILF but are working with them to clarify this.

3.    We will be starting assessments / re-assessments of ILF users in
July 2015 with an aim of completing these by November 2015.

4.    In East Sussex the summary process is as follows:

Clients will have a financial assessment to determine what level their
contribution should be under local authority rules which are different
from ILF rules.

From 1 July 2015 all clients will then continue to receive funding (mostly
as a Direct Payment but we recognise that some clients may prefer a
commissioned service) at the same rate as before but net of the East
Sussex client contribution rather than the ILF contribution as previously.
Thus, at transfer, clients will experience no significant immediate change
in funding (other than probably a small increase as local authority
charging rules mean that their contribution is likely to be a lesser
amount than under ILF rules)

5.    No. There is no indication that the decision to close the ILF will
be repealed and in any case we must plan using the information available
to us at the current time – which is that the ILF will close on 1 July
2015.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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