Dear Redcar and Cleveland Borough 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
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?.
FOI request - Ref FOI/15/0215
I wish to acknowledge receipt of your attached request for information.
I have asked the relevant officers of the Authority to commence enquiries immediately to find all applicable information relating to your request under the FOI Act and to supply any which is found to me.
Your request has to be processed within a maximum of 20 working days, which means the Council must provide you with the information it has (assuming no exemptions are claimed) by 08/04/2015. If it is possible to provide you with the information within a shorter timescale then that will be done.
Should you have any queries about this matter please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Please find attached our response to your FOI request
Complaints & Information Governance Officer
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