ILF Assessements

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

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Dear Westminster City 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

M Shillingford, Westminster City Council

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Our reference: 689833

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Our reference: 689833

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Dear Mr Black
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 9 March
2015.
 
Request summary

Dear Westminster City 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,</ div>
 
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Stephen Murphy, Westminster City Council

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Dear ‎Mr Black‏
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Westminster City
Council. I have detailed below the information that is being released to
you.

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.
As we don't yet have information on the amount of money that will be
allocated, we have yet to take any decision with regards to ring fencing.

2) Have you received the details of how much money you are being allocated
and if so how much is that.
No, we have yet to receive details of how much money will be allocated.

3) When will you be starting reassessments of ILF users and when do you
anticipate completing those assessments.
We have commenced the reviews and are intending to get them all completed
by 30 June 2015.

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.
All current ILF recipients will have been reviewed and care packages will
be in place by 30 June 2015.

5) Do you have contingency plans in case a change in Government at the
forthcoming election alters the ILF funding situation?.
We do not currently have any contingency plans.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
‎Stephen Murphy‏
 
 
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Westminster City Council
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