Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

1. How many former Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients reside in your London Borough?

2. How many former ILF recipients who have had community care assessments have had reductions in levels of their care package funding and/or support compared to the total they received from both the ILF and the Local Authority combined before closure?

Of these how many have had reductions:

• Of under 10%?
• Of between 10 and 20%?
• Of between 21 and 40%?
• Of between 41 and 50%?
• Of over 50%?

3. The government committed to four years’ worth of funding through the former ILF Recipient Grant from 2016/17 until 2019/20. Has your London borough:

• Ring-fenced this to care and support for former ILF recipients?
• Ring-fenced to adult social care?
• Not ring-fenced?

4. How many former ILF recipients have as part of their re-assessment been referred for a Continuing Healthcare Assessment, and of these how many were found eligible?

5. How many complaints have been received from former ILF recipients concerning their re-assessments and the outcomes thereof?

6. How many former ILF recipients have been moved into residential care following the closure of the ILF?

Yours faithfully,

Jon Abrams
Inclusion London

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Abrams

Freedom of Information request: FOI-35932

Thank you for your request dated 13 January 2020

Your request will be answered by 10 February 2020

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Communities & Environment
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 3rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ
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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Abrams

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-35932

 

Thank you for your request dated 13 January 2020

 

Our response is as follows:

 

1. How many former Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients reside in your
London Borough? – 53 clients were in receipt of ILF when it closed in 2016

 

2. How many former ILF recipients who have had community care assessments
have had reductions in levels of their care package funding and/or support
compared to the total they received from both the ILF and the Local
Authority combined before closure?  - at the beginning of 2019 of the 53
clients who were in receipt of ILF.

23 Clients have had a reduction in services

 

Of these how many have had reductions:

 

• Of under 10%? - 2

• Of between 10 and 20%? - 2

• Of between 21 and 40%? - 6

• Of between 41 and 50%? - 1

• Of over 50%? - 12

 

3. The government committed to four years’ worth of funding through the
former ILF Recipient Grant from 2016/17 until 2019/20. Has your London
borough:

 

• Ring-fenced this to care and support for former ILF recipients? It is
not ringfenced exclusively to former recipients.

• Ring-fenced to adult social care? Yes

• Not ring-fenced? N/A

 

4. How many former ILF recipients have as part of their re-assessment been
referred for a Continuing Healthcare Assessment, and of these how many
were found eligible? - 5

 

5. How many complaints have been received from former ILF recipients
concerning their re-assessments and the outcomes thereof? None.

 

6. How many former ILF recipients have been moved into residential care
following the closure of the ILF? – No clients are listed in residential
placements.

 

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

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for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us in writing, setting
out why you are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [1][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

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