Dear Barnet 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

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Dear Barnet Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barnet Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Independent Living Fund'.

The majority of councils across London are providing the information. Secondly, it is odd that question number 3 (below) was ignored.

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?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Jon Abrams

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Thank you for your request for a review received on 3 March 2020. I'm
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I write further to our email acknowledging your request for an internal
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Barnet Council confirm that we do not have the requisite report that can
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Subsequently it would require in excess of the cost / time parameters of
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Dear Mr Abrams,
 
Please ignore and delete the previous email, below. This was sent in error
and I apologise on behalf of the council for this.
 
I am currently carrying out the internal review of this case, and the
response from the service below is therefore erroneous and not applicable.
 
I will be raising this with Adults Social Care and will contact you with a
full reponse to your Internal Review request in due course.
 
Yours sincerely,
 

Jon Hill

Transparency & Open Data Manager

Information Management Team

London Borough of Barnet,

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale,

London NW9 4EW

Tel: 020 8359 7072

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Dear Mr Abrams,
 
I write further to our email acknowledging your request for an internal
review into the handling of your request for information. 
 
You have requested an internal review of the Council's response in
relation to your request.  I have undertaken the internal review and the
outcome of my review is set out below.
 
Barnet Council confirm that we do not have the requisite report that can
be run to provide the information required.
Subsequently it would require in excess of the cost / time parameters of
the Act to conduct a manual search of files to compile the statistics
required.
 
 
Your Rights
 
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right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
 
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk 
There is no charge for making an appeal.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Emmanuel Tombe

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

Barnet Online: [4]www.barnet.gov.uk
 

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Dear Mr Abrams,
 

I write further to your request for an internal review of the attached
response to your request for information. 

 

Your request for review

 

The majority of councils across London are providing the information.
Secondly, it is odd that question number 3 (below) was ignored.

 

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?

 

I have undertaken the internal review and the outcome of my review is set
out below.

 

Response

 

I have consulted the Adults Social Care on this matter and they inform me
that that, unfortunately, they do not have a report that can be run to
extract the required information, which means that the only method of
identifying and extracting the information you seek would be to access
individual case files. I am satisfied from my discussions with the service
that the calculations provided in the original response are correct.

 

Whilst I acknowledge that other authorities have provided this
information, it seems likely that their information is stored in a system
that makes such reporting much more straightforward. File systems can vary
widely between individual organisations.

 

With regard to part 3 of your request, it appears this was overlooked by
the service. I therefore uphold this part of your request and can confirm
that the answer to this is 'Ring-fenced to adult social care'.

 

 

Your rights

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
 
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk 
There is no charge for making an appeal.
 
Yours sincerely,
 

Jon Hill

Transparency & Open Data Manager

Information Management Team

London Borough of Barnet,

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale,

London NW9 4EW

Tel: 020 8359 7072

Open Barnet: [2]www.open.barnet.gov.uk

Barnet Online: [3]www.barnet.gov.uk

 
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Dear Mr Abrams,
 
I write further to our email acknowledging your request for an internal
review into the handling of your request for information. 
 
You have requested an internal review of the Council's response in
relation to your request.  I have undertaken the internal review and the
outcome of my review is set out below.
 
Barnet Council confirm that we do not have the requisite report that can
be run to provide the information required.
Subsequently it would require in excess of the cost / time parameters of
the Act to conduct a manual search of files to compile the statistics
required.
 
 
Your Rights
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
 
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: [4]www.ico.org.uk 
There is no charge for making an appeal.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Emmanuel Tombe

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

Barnet Online: [5]www.barnet.gov.uk
 

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