Situation following the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Waiting for an internal review by Westminster City Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Westminster City Council,

I would be grateful for the following information:

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?

I look forward to your response. Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Ellen Clifford

Westminster City Council

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Our reference: 7078035

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Dear Ms Clifford
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 19 March
2018.
 
Request summary
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?
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000and we aim to send a response by 18 April 2018.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000may restrict the release of some or all
of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment and
if any exemptionsapply to some or all of the information then we might not
provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is the case
and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information Services
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Dear ‎Ms Clifford‏
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and some of
the information you requested is not held by Westminster City Council.
 
We provided you with information in June 2016 based on the 21 former ILF
recipients that we were supporting at that time. We have not specifically
tracked those cases beyond the initial transition period, so we cannot
provide updated information. The service users concerned would have
continued to have been assessed and to have received services in line with
their assessed needs and our responsibilities under the Care Act.
 
I have detailed below the information that is held:
 
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?
 
The funding has been ring-fenced to Adults Social Care.
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
Information Management Team
5 Strand
London
WC2N 5HR
[email address
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Further information is also available from the Information
Commissioner at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510
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I will now close your request as of this date.
 

Yours sincerely
 
‎Stephen Murphy‏
 
 
Stephen Murphy
Westminster City Council
Email: [email address]
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Dear Westminster City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Westminster City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Situation following the closure of the Independent Living Fund'. The response I received states that information relating to former ILF recipients is not held. The majority of other London boroughs hold the equivalent information for former ILF recipients in their borough. Moreover, Croydon Council was awarded £1,245,477 by central government for the support of former ILF recipients through the "Former ILF Recipients Grant". We would therefore expect this information to be held.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ellen Clifford

Westminster City Council

Information request
Our reference: 7078035

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Dear Ms Clifford
 
Re: Request for Internal Review ' 7078035
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on  4 June 2018  in
respect of:

Scheme
Freedom of Information Act

Details
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?

Internal Review Request 
Dear Westminster City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Westminster City
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Situation following the
closure of the Independent Living Fund'. The response I received
states that information relating to former ILF recipients is not
held. The majority of other London boroughs hold the equivalent
information for former ILF recipients in their borough. Moreover,
Croydon Council was awarded £1,245,477 by central government for
the support of former ILF recipients through the "Former ILF
Recipients Grant". We would therefore expect this information to
be held.

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

 
I can confirm that we are looking into your query, and will endeavour to
respond within 20 working days of receipt of your email / letter
 
Your complaint is therefore due for a response by 2 July 2018.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Westminster City Council
Knowledge & Information Management Team
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [Westminster City Council request email] 
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