Dear Merton 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, Merton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Abrams

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below. 

 

You asked:

 

1. How many former Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients reside in your
London Borough? 20

 

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%? (six people)

• Of between 10 and 20%? (two people)

• Of between 21 and 40%? (None)

• Of between 41 and 50%?  (none)

• Of over 50%? (None)

 

 

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? Yes

• Ring-fenced to adult social care? n/a

• 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?   Three people were referred and all three have been
awarded with fully funded Continuing Healthcare

 

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

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact us.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or wish to
appeal against the decision to exempt any part of your request, you should
request an Internal Review at [1][Merton Borough Council request email] or write in to Freedom
of Information team, Merton Council, Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX.

 

If you escalate to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) without
following the council’s internal review process, the ICO will refer you
back to the council to enable the correct process to be followed.

 

You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.  Telephone:  0303 123 1113.  Website: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance

Information Team

Merton Council

 

 

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