ILF Response, we asked all local authorities what they intended to do once the ILF closes

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As part of the work we do behind the scenes, under the freedom of information act we ask all local authorities what they intended to do with the independent living fund once it was transferred over from central government.

Theses are the 5 questions:

1: Will you be ring fencing the ILF money passed over to yourselves?

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 out.

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?

If your LA is missing, don’t panic, we are awaiting a few more replies and will update our records as soon as this information becomes available.

Local AuthorityQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5
BarnetNo ring fence will apply as the money transfers to Adult Social Care. No, we have indicative amounts based on current usage. These reassessments will be part of the overall review and reassessment process
throughout the year.
We have transitional arrangements in place to ensure that this will happen. We are working on the assumption that the ILF transfer will proceed as planned.
BarnsleyWe are unable to provide an answer yet as we will not know what the overall financial position is until we have undertaken the assessments and considered the outcome against any funding we receive. We would however, expect any funding to be ring-fenced to Adult Social CareThis has not yet been finalized by the ILFReassessments will be carried out between July 2015 and 31 March 2016To ensure continuity of care/support, ILF users will transfer over to the Local Authority on the 1 July 2015 with the same level of funding that they have been receiving from the ILF. The majority of those are already in receipt of Direct Payments, and those not in receipt of a direct payment will be contacted during June to discuss their future arrangementsWe are not anticipating that the situation will change
Bath & North East SomersetThe ILF funding transferring to the local authority for
the period 1st July 2015 to March 31st 2016 will be allocated to the individual
ILF users.
No we have not received the final details of the
total amount we will be receiving.
We have already started the
reassessment process and anticipate completion of this by the end of April
2015.
All of our ILF recipients are
engaging with the reassessment process. We have prioritised individuals who
receive Direct Payments or would like to have a Direct Payment to ensure this
is sent up in preparation for July 1st to ensure a seamless transfer.
Impact analysis and risk assessments have been considered as part of our contingency planning process.
BedfordThe money transferred to the Council will be ring fenced for ILF users in the first year.At the moment the ILF has not revealed details of how much money is going to betransferred to the council, but the amount should cover the cost of their existing awards.All reassessments will start at some point in the next year; all ILF users will be assessed and reviewed by April 2016.A decision has been made to continue funding their existing packages for the first

year of the transfer. In that first year people will then be assessed and a decision

will be made on what is funded on a permanent basis.
At the moment there are no contingency plans in place, if there are any changes in

Government after the election in May, they will be dealt with then.
Bury Metropolitan Borough CouncilThe Grant this Council will receive relating to the closure of the ILF will be ring-fenced to Adult Social Care.Final details have not yet been received regarding the amount to be allocated to this Council.
Reassessments of ILF customers will be carried out between July 2015 and March 2016.Arrangements will be made to continue the current ILF care packages by setting up a Direct Payment with the Council.There are currently no contingency plans in place in case a change of Government alters the ILF funding situation.
BexleyThere will be no ring fence applied to the money; everyone currently in
receipt of ILF will have their eligible needs met in full
To date everyone supported by Bracknell Forest Council ASCH&H in receipt
of ILF have had a joint review carried out by a BFC & ILF practitioner, of
their support arrangements. Each person will then have a further review
of support plan to ensure spend is meeting DCLG guidelines 3 months from
ILF closure
This is not applicable as everyone has had a review and has been contacted
by the practitioner and a member of the Direct Payments Team to discuss
the option of having a DP
There are no specific contingency arrangements in place, any decisions on
how much money to invest in each service area are taken as part of the
normal budget processes of the Council.
BirminghamBirmingham City Council will ring-fence specific ILF funding that Central Government

provide to the City Council – we have been told that we will be allocated 95% of the

current year’s total expenditure – to existing ILF recipients, en bloc.
See answer to 1. Birmingham City Council has not had the funding transferred to the City

Council yet.
The assessment has not yet started; we are in the process of sending letters out to the

identified clients about the assessment.
We intend to ensure all existing ILF recipients will continue to receive the same monies,

until a full and proper re-assessment is carried out and, if any, changes are made to care

packages amounts.
No specific contingency plans for changes in national policy. We assume national

commitments would continue to be honoured.
Blackburn with DarwenWe will ring-fence in the first instance to individual ILF usersWe have received funding information from DWP though no formal grant allocation.Oct-2015Direct payment arrangements will be placed in situ to ensure continuity of payments and care supportYes
BlackpoolThe monies transferred to the Council as a result of the closure of the ILF will not be specifically ring-fenced
to ILF service users. However all service users currently receiving ILF are in the process of having their care
needs reviewed and the Council will ensure that an appropriate package of care to meet their eligible
unmet care needs is agreed and arranged. Most service users currently receiving ILF support are also in
receipt of an established local authority package of care and support.
The Council is expecting to receive a new grant in 2015-16, details of which have not yet been confirmed.
There was no additional funding in respect of ILF monies received by the Council in the government’s 2015-
16 financial settlement.
The reassessment of ILF service users is underway and expected to be completed within the necessary
timescales.
It is not anticipated that this issue will arise as the majority of service users currently receive support from
the local authority.
Yes, the Council will continue to meet its statutory responsibilities with respect to meeting the unmet
eligible care needs of individuals entitled to local authority support.
Bolton No decision has yet been made on the above. This figure has not yet been confirmed, the money received will be based on the formula stated by ILF Assessments are currently taking place and it is anticipated they will be completed by mid MayWe are anticipating that all assessments will be completed in
time to have direct payment arrangements in place by 30^th June
No current plans are in place.
BournemouthThe money will not be ring fenced.I do not yet have details of the amount being allocated to Bournemouth Borough Council
Reassessments are currently in progress.All users in Bournemouth who have ILF will be reviewed before the
closure date of 30^th June 2015
There are currently no contingencies plans.
Bracknell Forrest
BradfordThe money will not be ring fenced but we will be monitoring the current levels of financial

support when ILF funding is transferred. Any changes to funding would only follow a review

or reassessment undertaken in the future.
We don’t have the final details of the monies to be transferred as yet.Our intention is to carry out the reassessments after July 2015 and have all completed by the

July 2016. No specific start date has been planned.
The ILF recipients will continue to receive their payment into the account they presently

receive monies from the ILF and continue their model of support until they have been reassessed. It will be at that point that they will be assisted to transfer across to a Direct Payment.
No direct specific plan has been considered with regard to a change in the decision to close the ILF.
Brent Adult Social Care Assessments have started and will be completed end of May. Assessments have started and will be completed end of May. No contingency plans in place at present time.
Brighton & HoveNot ring fence at all. We
will ringfence the money to Adult Social Care and we will ensure that
individual service users have an appropriate personal budget to meet their
eligible needs
We have
just commenced a programme of reassessments and anticipate completion by
the end of June.
We will set up Direct
Payments in the amount paid by the ILF and follow up as soon as possible
We are not
anticipating a change but we will be in a position to react quickly if
necessary as we have only 40 service users. We will expect to meet the
needs of ILF recipients in line with the Care Act eligibility criteria.
BristolThe ILF funded money will transfer over to the Local Authority for 9
months only: July 2015 to March 2016. In Bristol this will be ring fenced
to the Adult Social Care Budget
From February 2015 Bristol City Council staff began assessing ILF
recipients. Assessments are underway, with priority having been given to
people with high support needs and those who have not had any previous
assessments or involvement from the Local Authority. We aim to complete
the assessments as soon as possible, in the event of these not being
completed by the end of June 2015 there will be no reduction in funding,
or increase in charges, in advance of an individual review or assessment.
In such cases temporary arrangements will be made to ensure continued
funding at the same level to support current care packages ahead of any
new assessments.
In the event of changes in decision making from Central Government
regarding ILF we will respond accordingly to ensure that service users are
supported and assessed needs are met.
BromleyAdult Social CareNoAll Service User will be assessed at the point of their planned
review unless they have a change of care needs before that. All pre 93
Users who have responded to being contacted will be assessed in the near
future regarding their ongoing eligibility.
The LA will have a process in place to continue paying the
current level of ILF and this will not change until they are reviewed.
No
BuckinghamshireAdult Social Care1 April 2015 – 30 June 2015ILF recipients will continue to receive their existing ILF funding until they have been reviewed under Care Act eligibilityWe will continue to discharge our duty of care and assess and fund any person with eligible care needs.
CamdenPlease note we will be ring fencing during the first
three months after transfer from July to September 2015 but not thereafter
We do not have a final allocation at this timeWe plan to complete all assessments by June 2015 and will begin
after the implementation of the Care Act in April 2015.
We plan to complete all assessments by June 2015. During July,
August and September 2015 we won’t make any changes to the amount of someone’s former net ILF payment. During this 3 month period we will work with people to make any practical changes they need to make so that their care arrangements are as aligned under a single Council Personal Budget from October 2015.
We do not anticipate any change in funding arrangements during the financial year 15/1
CalderdaleAdult Social CareWe have not yet received confirmation from ILFThe reassessments have started and they will be completed by no later than the

middle of June 2015.
We do not envisage this being the case. If for any reason the individual is not able

to complete the reassessment process by our target date we would have to

address the individuals needs and how they can be best met moving forward. A

number of the individuals in receipt of ILF in Calderdale already access a Direct

Payment.
All the individuals in receipt of ILF funding will be reassessed and a Support Plan

devised to meet their identified needs, this will happen regardless of future funding

decisions.
CambridgeshireThe Money is not ring fenced Social Care Teams have been asked to complete reassessments as soon as possible in order
to give ILF users an indication of their Personal Budgets from 1 July 2105. Financial
Assessments are also being carried out.
Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to assessing all ILF users in time for support to be
in place 1 July; both arranged provision and Direct Payment. ILF users have been informed in
writing that they can contact the relevant social care team with any individual concerns.
There is no contingency plan in place. Cambridgeshire County Council is planning for the
closure of the ILF, working in partnership with the ILF.
Cheshire Eastb) Adult Social CareWe have not yet received the ILF transfer amount.Assessments are underway with the

relevant social care teams. We expect them all to be completed in advance of July to

ensure a smooth transition when ILF ends.
See previous response, Cheshire East

does not envisage any ILF user not having had a review by the 30th June, the

specialist ILF coordinator has been working closely with the ILF organisation and the

social care teams to develop a plan for review, highlight any alignment issues.
Cheshire Eastb) Adult Social CareWe have not yet received the ILF transfer amount.Assessments are underway with the

relevant social care teams. We expect them all to be completed in advance of July to

ensure a smooth transition when ILF ends.
See previous response, Cheshire East

does not envisage any ILF user not having had a review by the 30th June, the

specialist ILF coordinator has been working closely with the ILF organisation and the

social care teams to develop a plan for review, highlight any alignment issues.
Cheshire WestYes: In order to be eligible for ILF funding in the first instance, you must be in receipt of social care. This means that you have already been assessed as having needs which are either critical or substantial. For the people who are group 1 users, they are likely to have a level of disability that would entitle them to support from social care.The first thing to emphasise is that during the period from your last ILF review and the transfer date of June 30th 2015, we will ensure that there are no changes to you package of support, unless these are due to changes in your presenting circumstances. This will continue to remain the same, subject to any changes in your presenting circumstances, until your next social care review which will take place sometime after June 2015.
Eligibility to publicly funded social care is governed by the government policy, Fair Access to Care Services. In 2010, the Council went out to consult on changes to its FACS policy on the basis of ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and transparently. Like most Councils in England, CW&C only commission care for those needs which are either substantial or critical according to FACS criteria. Needs which are assessed as either low or moderate would not attract publicly funded social care. In respect of these needs we would aim to offer you appropriate advice and information, which could include advice on assistive technology or telecare.
In April 2015, the Care Act will be law. This Care Acts radically changes the legal framework for the delivery of social care in England. It also introduces for the first time a national eligibility criteria, and FACS will no longer be in operation. However, the Government has drafted the new eligibility criteria to reflect the critical and substantial criteria under FACS. So there will be no change to your eligibility for services where you have needs which are currently accepted as critical or substantial.



ILF may have allowed an element of their funding for your needs which are assessed as low and or moderate, and post Care Act implementation date, will probably not meet the criteria for support from the Council. In this event, we will work with you to see how these needs can be best met through the third sector and other community resources, including telecare. We would not however provide a personal budget to meet these needs.
For most people we anticipate this approach working positively. For a minority of ILF users, there may be a big gap between what the Council is prepared to continue to support after the review post June 2015 and the previous level of support, part funded by ILF. In this set of circumstances, we can use our discretion to phase any such reduction in over a period of time, giving you sufficient time to make alternative arrangements.
The Council contracts with Cheshire Centre for Independent Living and Age UK Cheshire to provide you with independent advice to support you in this area.
City of LondonYesNoDate not yet identifiedWe will reassessIt will not be a problem as the numbers are low.
CornwallYes, the Council will continue to meet its statutory responsibilities with respect to meeting the unmet
eligible care needs of individuals entitled to local authority support.
No, the actual figure is not known as yet.Reviews and assessments will start in April and be completed in

September 2015.
All existing ILF users will receive their ILF allocation for this year

2015/16, only, without prejudice.
No
CoventryThis decision is yet to be ratified. We are commencing assessments for the individuals who currently receive ILF
payments transfers to Coventry City Council. The Council is recruiting addition
posts to support these assessments. We anticipate that we will have completed
these assessments by December 2015.
Individuals transferring on July 1st 2015 will receive the same amount that they
receive from the ILF. Following this they will receive an assessment as explained
in question 3.
Coventry City Council will complete an social care assessment with individuals
who currently receive ILF. Individuals who have eligible social care needs will be
provided with information, advice and signposted to other organisations where it
is suitable for them. They might also receive short term reablement support or
where it is assessed as necessary they might receive ongoing care and support
to meet their eligible needs. The Council will consider the most cost effective and
creative solutions to meet an individual’s needs to achieve the best possible
outcomes for individuals. The Council will have a duty to provide this even if the
funding situation changes.
CroydonIt has been agreed that the monies transferred to Croydon following the closure of ILF in

June 2015 will be informally ring-fenced and will only be used for care and support.
Following the introduction of the new Care Act transfer assessments will begin on 1st

April and all relevant paperwork, including financial commitments, Direct Payment

agreements and so on will all be completed by 30th June.
Croydon Social Services is committed to completing the ILF transfer and will ensure

sufficient resources are made available to complete the process in a timely manner and

without doubt by the end of June. Part of the project planning and work already

undertaken has been to identify those currently not on a Direct Payment but who would

like to be. These people will be amongst the first to be assessed to ensure the

necessary paperwork is completed in an appropriate timeframe. For information the

majority of ILF award recipients in Croydon are already on a Direct Payment with twelve

users out of a total of sixty-four indicating they would like this service as from July

onwards and this figure includes pre '93 users.
Our Croydon approach would be revised in line with any change in policy directive
CumbriaA decision regarding the ring fencing has yet to be taken.Not yetReviews/reassessments have already started and are well under way. It is anticipated that all the reviews/reassessments will have taken place in time for the handover in July.As above, it is anticipated that new arrangements will be in place for the ILF handover on 1st July

2015.
There are no contingency plans in place but the Local Authority has a statutory duty to meet

individuals assessed needs.
DarlingtonAt present we are not proposing to ring fence at all. However, EIA (equality impact assessment) is underway and the outcome may change the decision.Anticipated to start the assessments in May and finish off by end of June, due to implementation of Care Act and the new eligibility criteria. However this may delayed due to the new eligibility criteria.There will be no immediate changes to the level of funding or support and their package of care will continue to remain the same until a new “Needs Assessment” has been completed.No
DerbyNot ring fence at allReassessments of ILF users will commence in

July 2015 and should be complete by the end of

September 2015.
With effect from 1 July 2015, every ILF recipient

will receive an interim Direct Payment equivalent

to their net ILF payment plus any existing social

care Direct Payment from the Local Authority.

This will ensure that they can continue to fund

their current ILF care packages until an

assessment has been carried out.
No
DerbyshireTo ILF usersBetween July and December 2015Face to face visits with users to go through changes and put
together a plan for the transfer. Cases will ordinarily transfer with
current support package and will be reviewed as at Q3.
Not yet formulated but will respond when we know what the position is.
DevonIt is up to the government to ring fence the funding in relation to ILF if it so
chooses. If it does not do so, we will not set a ring fence; however we are
budgeting to spend our estimate of the funding entirely to replace the
Independent Living Fund.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is yet to state the
allocation that local authorities will receive.
All recipients of ILF in Devon have recently received a letter from DCC
communicating that they will be offered an assessment of their needs.
The assessment process will start after the Easter period.
We will ensure that all recipients of ILF are reassessed by 30th June. No, we are planning to implement current guidance unless directed
otherwise whether that be by the existing or a future government.
DoncasterWe shall be ring fencing the monies to Adult Social care. We have embarked on a
programme of assessing all ILF recipients during 2015 to ensure that they receive the care
and funding they need. Until the reviews have taken place, we will arrange for the clients
to continue to receive the same amount of funding that they have from ILF.
We have yet to receive confirmation of the final amount. We embarked on a project to review all ILF users in January 2015 and will complete the
reviews during the year.
Only 10 ILF users do not currently have Direct Payments set up with DMBC we have
already visited all these customers and are in the process of finalising support plans and
funding with them.
Question 5:
Contingency plans have not been prepared, but would be as we respond to any decision
by a future Government post the General Election
Dorset County CouncilWe plan to commence the reassessments from the 1st April 2015 and complete the process by 30th June 2015 when the ILF transfers its responsibilities to local authorities.
Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently have Direct Payments set up with the Local Authority. We are not anticipating the need to make any interim arrangements; Dorset County Council has 51 ILF recipients, of which 50 are already service users in some respect.We don't foresee the requirement to make contingency plans owing to the points described in question 4.
DudleyWe will ring fence ILF Funding to ILF Recipients pending a Social Care Assessment being undertaken.We will receive the money allocated to individual ILF Recipients by the ILF. All ILF recipients were assessed by the ILF fund prior to the transfer. The amount being transferred is to meet their assessed community care needs. The Council is awaiting details of the total amount to be provided We will commence the ILF Re-assessments from the 1.4.2015 to be completed by the 31.3.2016. This is to be compliant with the Care Act.All ILF Recipients will receive their ongoing ILF funding pending a single assessment being undertaken.We do not anticipate that a change of Government will change the approach that we have taken in relation to the ILF Transfer of funding in Dudley.
DurhamAdult Social CareConfirmation has not been receivedReassessments will begin in JulyAll ILF clients have been contacted prior to the end of March 2015 to review
what their requirements will be in respect of Direct payments, personal
budgets or commissioned services. Referrals, where appropriate have been
made to Direct payments who will visit prior to July.
No
EalingNoNo formal notification as to the value of the Section 31 Grant from the DCLG as yet.

We have received indicative figures from the ILF of the annual net offer, when pro-rata’d for the 9
month period i.e. July 2105 to March 2016 this totals £470k
Started to review ILF users at the beginning of March 2015 and aim to complete prior to the closure at
the end of June 2015.
We are committed to completing all customer reviews prior to June 2015. No, it is considered unlikely that the decision would be changed.

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East Riding of Yorkshirea) Individual ILF Users. No.

b) Adult Social Care. Yes.

c) Not ring fence at all. No.
Not yet received.April 2015 to June 2015.They will be reassessed prior to this date.Any changes will be covered by the Council’s risk management plans and we will deal with

them in a proactive manner.
East Sussex We will be ring fencing the ILF money for Adult Social Care clients.
We do not yet have a final determination of how much money we will receive from the ILF but are working with them to clarify this.We will be starting assessments / re-assessments of ILF users in
July 2015 with an aim of completing these by November 2015.
In East Sussex the summary process is as follows:

Clients will have a financial assessment to determine what level their
contribution should be under local authority rules which are different
from ILF rules.

From 1 July 2015 all clients will then continue to receive funding (mostly
as a Direct Payment but we recognise that some clients may prefer a
commissioned service) at the same rate as before but net of the East
Sussex client contribution rather than the ILF contribution as previously.
Thus, at transfer, clients will experience no significant immediate change
in funding (other than probably a small increase as local authority
charging rules mean that their contribution is likely to be a lesser
amount than under ILF rules)
No. There is no indication that the decision to close the ILF will
be repealed and in any case we must plan using the information available
to us at the current time – which is that the ILF will close on 1 July
2015.
Enfield current ILF recipients will receive their
existing ILF budget allocation with a review taking place after 6 months.
The review will ensure that people have a single personal budget and that
all of their eligible social care needs continue to be met
A final amount for the 9 months in 2015/16
has not yet been received.
When will you be starting reassessments of ILF users and when do you
anticipate completing those assessments. – All ILF recipients will have
had a review by the end of April 2015.
All ILF recipients will have had a review by
the end of April 15. As part of the review bank details (not being
transferred by the ILF) will be obtained and arrangements made for
continuation of existing payroll arrangements.
This is not currently
assessed as an area of high risk (in terms of government). The Council is
also mindful of its statutory duty of care to meet eligible needs.
ESSEXI can confirm that Essex County Council do hold this information; the money is being

ring-fenced to Adult social care.
I can confirm that Essex County Council do hold this information; the final details are

not yet available.
I can confirm that Essex County Council do hold this information. Essex County

Council will be reviewing in line with people’s normal review cycle commencing in

May.
I can confirm that Essex County Council do hold this information; we will continue to

fund their existing support until review.
I can confirm that Essex County Council do not hold this information. Essex County

Council do not have a contingency plan in case a change in Government at the

forthcoming election alters the ILF funding situation.
GatesheadMonies will be ring-fenced to adult social care individual users/ adult
social care budgets.
No detail of how much money will be allocated has been received as yet.Re-assessments/ Reviews will start from the end of March 2015 with
expected completion of May 2015.
All will have been re-assessed before end of June 2015.We have no contingency plans in place regarding the implications of change
of government, however we have a clear commitment to our clients and will
ensure that their needs are met under the Care Act.
GloucestershireWe will be ring fencing the ILF money to Adult Social CareApril 2015 in order to use the new Care Act 2014 national eligibility
criteria
Existing care arrangements will continue until a reassessment has been
undertaken and a Personal Budget and Support Plan has been agreed

Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently have
Direct Payments set up with the Local Authority.
No. However it would be anticipated that the individuals care needs would
be the priority to meet and any funding issues would be dealt with
subsequently.
GreemwichIndividual ILF Users YESNo this will not come through until
ILF have finalised their work with the users.
We have been doing them for the
past 6 months and been including their ILF money in the support plan stage
We have written to all
users and have asked them to complete a bank mandate and set up as a
Direct Payment until they are assessed
No
HackneyAdult Social care NoMarch /April for completion including support planning.and provision before end of June 2015.Where Hackney are unable to complete the reassessment process within the timescale, a direct payment, equivalent to the ILF current award will be made to ensure continuity of support.A project team are managing the process to deliver the transition as per the code of practise. Hackney are in a position to adapt arrangements as necessary
Halton The ILF funding will not be ring-fenced specifically; however, it will sit within a pooled budget arrangement for adult social care.We have not received details of the final funding allocationReassessments have started to be undertaken from April. They will be completed by the end of May 2015.We have prioritised all Group 1 and non-direct payment users as part of the reassessment process. We anticipate that all ILF recipients will have received their reassessment and support plan prior to transfer in line with best practice.In the case of this eventuality we will await guidance from Government.
Hammersmith & FulhamNo details received We will start assessing people as from April 1st including all our current customers
who will be assessed against the new National Eligibility Criteria

The order will be as follows: - Those who are declaring a change in need will be
assessed first, then we will use the remainder of the year to undertake the rest.

Prior to 1st April , we have already assessed some people previously not known to
us. We will be assessing those people who have been previously only been funded
by the ILF as from April 1st. Other ILF recipients have had an annual review for 2014-
15 and their circumstances will be reviewed at the time of their scheduled review.
They will remain on existing packages of care and they will need to inform us where
they want monies paid to.

Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently have Direct Payments
set up with the Local Authority.

We will then transfer them as we undertake financial assessments and needs
assessments from the 1st April 2015 onwards.
Not at this stage
HaringayThe funds are ring fenced to Adult Social Care.We have an indicative figure but the actual figure is still to be
confirmed by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Timescales for the start and end date for programme of reassessment
are yet to be finalised.
Arrangements will be made between the local authority and the
former ILF service users to obtain bank details and continue payments at
the current rates of ILF award until such times as the appropriate Adult
Service have completed a reassessment of need.
There is no contingency at this time. Currently the plan is to
assume that the closure will occur and work in partnership with the ILF
towards the closure date.
HampshireInformation not held. We do not have as yet, any indication of the total amount to be
transferred to Hampshire County Council (HCC) but we have reviewed all ILF users with
ILF social workers and know the level of their current funding.
All pre-transfer reassessments have been completed Our provision support officers will raise new provisions for ILF users so that they receive
payments as soon as ILF funding ceases.
Should the situation regarding ILF change following the election, HCC will liaise with the
ILF to ensure that service users are clear about arrangements for future funding of their
services. A meeting of the ILF users group would be set up to ensure that users are
aware of the actions being taken by HCC in response to such a change.
HartlepoolWe will be ring fencing it to individual ILF users We have reviewed all users and will be updating
ILF users and when do you anticipate
assessments and plans from April 15- handover.
completing those assessments.
All ILF users have been reviewed and we have for those ILF users you have not reassessed by
committed to continue funding these packages as 30th June to continue funding their current ILF reducing funding would create unmet need.
care packages until an assessment has been
A plan is in place to update systems /assessments
carried out. /plans prior to handover and users are aware of
Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users
the proposals. Direct payments will be set up to
will not currently have Direct Payments set up
align with ILF handover.
with the Local Authority.
No
change in Government at the forthcoming
election alters the ILF funding situation?
Harrow1) 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.
We have not had a final figure. We have already started reviewing ILF users. We will have completed all those
that we have been notified of by 30 th June.
Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently have Direct
Payments set up with the Local Authority. All will have been reviewed by 30 th
June.
Yes, depending on the changes made, the Head of Service for Adult Social
Care would set up a new project to address this. The key priorities being the
safeguarding and continuity of support for these cases.
HaveringRing fenced to Adult Social CareN/aAlready in progress and expect to be completed by end MayThe intention is to ensure that all reassessments are completed by end MayShould the government changes affect the current decision ASC will ensure that all service users will retain the original support package until further directions and reassessments are undertaken.
HertfordshireTechnically, this funding has not been ring fenced by Government but has been earmarked

for spending on ILF service users. However, all the ILF money passed to the council for 2015-

16 will be spent on the existing ILF user group.
A. The re-assessment programme is due to commence in the week of March 16th 2015 and is

due to be concluded by May 31st 2015. A small number of re-assessments has already been

undertaken in the past few weeks, prompted by changes in individuals’ circumstances.
There is confidence that all reassessments will be concluded in advance of the ILF

handover date. However, in any event, changes to individual’s packages of care and

associated funding would not necessarily take effect on July 1st. Any change in funding would

only take place on a phased basis over a period of time and in close consultation with the

service user and where appropriate, their carer. The majority of ILF users in Herefordshire

already have direct payments in place. The use of direct payments will be reviewed as part of

each re-assessment.
Whilst this has been considered, it is likely that a reversal or halt of the ILF transfer process

after the May election would be impracticable, not least because the National ILF unit will

have closed effectively in April. The council has considered contingency arrangements in the

event of an appeal of the most recent judicial review decision in the High Court. Depending on

the timing of any decision to halt the ILF transfer, it is likely that the reassessment of

individual ILF users would be completed, so as to best inform decisions about their future

care and support, whatever the funding regime in place.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or you would like a review of the

response provided, further information regarding our review procedure is available in the

‘Internal Review Procedure for EIR and FOI requests’ which is published on Herefordshire

Council’s website via the following link:

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/government-citizens-and-rights/data-protection-and-

freedom-of-information/data-protection
Hillingdonto date the ​local ​authority has not received guidance or confirmation as
to either the amount of the grant due for the financial year 2015/16, or
the ring-fencing, or not, of the grant to either specific individuals or
Adult Social Care generally. We understand for future years, funding will
be amalgamated within the wider financial settlement for the authority and
as such will not be ring-fenced. Regardless, ​service ​users will be
assessed and their ​assessed social care needs met
we have already completed many of the assessments and the remaining are
planned. We do not anticipate any to be outstanding by June 2015. We are
in the process of coordinating the support planning. For individuals who
are currently not in receipt of a ​direct ​payment ​from the authority and
choose not to have a commissioned service​, they will be suppor​ted​
through our Direct Payments Team ​and​ support planners to make the
necessary arrangements ​for them to receive a ​direct ​payment.
No
Hounslow Funds are being allocated to individual local authorities on a ring fenced
basis for the first year following the closure of the ILF. In the first
instance the funding will be used for ILF users being transferred to us.
We have recruited additional staff to carry out our reassessment
programme. The reassessment process begins on Monday 27^th April with the
express intention of completing these by 30^th June. The great majority
of ILF users are already known to the service and have been reviewed in
the last year.
Our intention, as in the answer to question three, is to complete
reassessments by the target date to ensure a smooth transfer between the
two agencies.
We would carry on with our plans to review each resident in line with the
Care Act and provide service accordingly.
HullThe ILF transfer monies have not been ring fenced by government and in any
case are only payable for the first year. Furthermore the Care Act which
will be in force by then places a duty on local authorities to make sure
access to social care is equitable, fair and is based on one universal set
of eligibility criteria. It would not be in keeping with this duty to
treat one group of customers differently to another and so all assessments
and support plans will be completed according to the national criteria;
which means that existing ILF recipients will have a full review to agree
their personal budget.
We have not received any notification of what funding we might receive in
respect of the ILF transfer. We assume when we get it, it will be part
year in 2015/16 from the scheme closure date. We are not aware of any
commitments that have been given about future years.
The timescale for this is 1 January to 31 March 2015 to enable any
planning or appeals to take place.
We have a relatively low number of ILF recipients and anticipate that
everyone who needs a review will have had one at the point of transfer.
We can only respond to the requirements placed on us by government. If
those requirements change, our approach will change in line with the
guidance they issue.
Isle of White We have not been advised whether the ILF money will be ring fenced or not. We have not been advised as to how much money will be allocated as yet. All face-to-face assessments have been completed.
All ILF users have been assessed No
Isles of ScillyDue to the small size of the authority we are not expecting any ILF monies. There are no residents in the authority in receipt of ILF monies.
IslingtonAll existing ILF users will receive their ILF allocation for this year

2015/16, only, without prejudice.
NoAll existing ILF users will receive their ILF allocation for this year

2015/16, only, without prejudice.
Not applicable.No contingency plans are required if the fund is not closed we would simply keep everything as it is

currently and not change the funding streams for peoples’ personal budgets (which is due to happen in

July 2015).
Kensington and ChelseaYes, until the first review and increases and reductions will come from
the ASC budget.
YesReassessment will commence in April 2015.
Yes, we will continue until the assessment.
No, but we have sufficiently low numbers, that we can change/alter our
activity very quickly.
Kingston upon Thames We are not currently planning to ring fence ILF money to individual
service users but have agreed that once money is received this will be put
aside for ILF users specifically.
No we have recently checked with ILF and have been told that there is no
news about this matter. The actual transfer of the money is a matter for
DCLG. However, ILF said they will pass any further information to the
Local Authority contacts.
We have completed all our reassessment jointly with ILFAll our ILF users have been reassessed and we are currently checking
whether there are any changes of needs.
The Council will continue to meet eligible social care needs continuing to
use a person centred approach.
KentConfirmation has been received from the ILF that the monies transferred to the Local

Authority will be via a Section 31 Grant. There has not been any specific

consideration within KCC whether these monies will be ring fenced or not. Funding

will be for the period July 2015 to March 2016.
The exact amount of funding to be allocated will be confirmed by the ILF in June

2015. Confirmation is still needed from Government regarding the allocation of

funding for subsequent years
Assessments will be started on the 29th March and it is anticipated that they will be

completed by the 29th May 2015.
We anticipate that all ILF users will have been assessed before the closure of the

ILF. However, if this situation does arise, KCC will ensure that the existing package

is maintained until the review is carried out. We are working closely with our Direct

Payments department to ensure that ILF amendments or set ups are dealt with as a

matter of priority.
KCC does not have a specific contingency plan in place pending the outcome of the

General Election. However, all ILF service users will have had the benefit of an up to

date assessment or review and this will ensure that any transition arising from a

change of ILF funding will be managed effectively.
Kirklees The Council has not been informed as yet about the detail of the
transfer so no decision has been made as to how it will be allocated.
However the Council will meet the needs of ILF users.
The amount transfering to the Council will not be confirmed until later
in the year; the Council anticipates this will be June 2015.
All assessments have taken place with ILF users in Kirklees. We are
about to undertake reviews to confirm with service users and their
families the content of the assessment and support plan and to make any
necessary amends arising from change in circumstance.
See above. The majority of our ILF users have a Direct Payment (DP)
account in place and the DP account will be used for ongoing support.
Anyone without a DP account will be offered one, including a pre payment
card to help them manage their money.
This rather depends on what changes a new government may introduce
therefore it is difficult to plan for contingencies.
KnowsleyAdult Social Care No - we will not find out until June 2015We will be reassessing everyone between May and June 2015.The assessments will be complete before the end of June - if necessary we will increase our staffing resources to enable this to happen.No, we will know before end of June if a new government changes anything, and we will respond accordingly.
LancashireNot ring fence at all.Not yet - Before the ILF closes 30 June 2015 each local
authority will be told how much money will be transferred to them.
We estimate that these will take up to 12 months to complete. ILF recipients will continue to receive their current level of funding until a review takes placeThe council is waiting to see the outcome of the general election and respond accordingly to any legislative changes.
LambethThe funding will be used to continue to support people in the community that were previously receiving all or part of their support from the ILF. If the funding is more or less than what is required for that purpose a decision on the use of any surplus or funding of any shortfall will be taken at that stage. There have been indications made to local authorities about the level of funding broadly equating to
the payments currently being made in their area but there are no details as yet about the exact
amount that Lambeth will receive and how closely it will meet the costs of supporting people in the
community for the aspects of their support that was previously funded by the ILF.
Reviews are being completed with ILF users and all reviews will be completed before the end of June. We are confident that all ILF users who have given consent for details and information to be shared
with the local authority will have been assessed before the 30th June and direct payments arranged.
We have no specific contingency plans relating to the ILF but the Council plans across the organisation for unexpected changes in government funding in its financial planning.
LeedsInitially, all the monies transferred from the closure of the Independent Living
Fund (ILF) will be earmarked for those currently in receipt of ILF. Over the following
year, Leeds City Council Adult Social Care will conduct a comprehensive review of
each respective individual’s needs and eligibility to ensure that their care package
continues to fully meet their needs. It is acknowledged that no service user will be
disadvantaged by the transfer process, and ongoing reviews of their needs will be a
major factor in determining which funding sources will be accessed.
Leeds City Council Adult Social Care can confirm that reassessments are
already taking place and we anticipate that they will be completed by the end of
June 2015.

All ILF recipients have received a review from the ILF, and those who have given
permission to the Local Authority have already had a review from Leeds City Council
Adult Social Care.

The cohort of current ILF recipients consists of both active cases (continuous
reviews – minimal annually) and passive cases (review within six months after ILF
transfer) and Leeds City Council Adult Social Care is actively planning a programme
of reviews over the coming months, to ensure that all ILF recipients receive a review
before the transfer date.
See Q3Due to the unknowns as to the outcomes of the election, there is no way of
predicting any alterations to the planned transfers
Leicester CityThis will start shortly and all ILF assessments will be completed before 30th of

June 2015.
The Council is obliged to take cost into account when determining how an

individual’s needs might be met. Majority of the ILF users in Leicester are in

receipts of Direct Payments. Those who are not on Direct Payments will have a

choice either though the commissioned care or Direct Payments within the

Resource Allocations.
Regardless of the outcome of the election, we will continue to allocate our

resources in a fair and cost effective way; we work within a clear eligibility

framework, supported by a resource allocation system that is based on need

and risk. The resource allocation system produces an indicative personal

budget, within which it should be possible to meet eligible needs, in the majority

of cases.
LeicestershireThe ILF transfer will be ring fenced to Adult Social Care in the first year and
utilised to fund individual users support plans based on individual need.
The exact amount is not yet known. We have been advised that we will receive 9
months’ worth level of funding as at the end of March 2015 minus 5%.
Reviews have already commenced and it is anticipated that these will be
completed within the next two months.
We are not anticipating that there will be any outstanding reviews as of June 30th.No. It is not anticipated that a change of Government would alter the funding
situation.
Lewisham YesNo The Council will begin reviews when it has finalised data of
ILF recipients.
The Council has agreed to ring-fence ILF funding it receives until 2015/16. Any
changes to care packages following review will not take affect until April 2016.
The Council will respond appropriately to the direction is
received from Central Government.
LincolnshireThe government have not provided information on whether the money will be ring-fenced or not. Nevertheless, any money ring-fenced to Adult Care
will form part of the budget for Adult Care.
Assessments have commenced and will be completed before 30 June 2015.All assessments will be completed by 30 June 2015.A change in government will not affect the plans we have in place. Our
assessments will stand whether or not the ILF ceases.
LiverpoolThe funding is not ring fenced, but it will be identified within the Section 31 grant.Liverpool social workers have completed the joint assessments with the ILF social workers. Liverpool will be starting reassessments in December 20155) Liverpool have set up a project group who will continue to meet post July 15.
LutonOur approach is to look at this on a case by case basis and a decision will be made once we have assessed our users in May.We have been receiving quarterly data sheets from the ILF to give us an indication of approximately how much we should expect to receive, but have not received anything formally from the DCLG to confirm the exact amount. We anticipate to start in May and complete before July 2015.We aim to complete all assessments before July. We will bring reviews forwards if there are any need or issue.Service users will be assessed anyway on the new care act criteria.
MedWayYes funds will be ring fenced to those previously in receipt of funds from ILF NoYes, assessments and reviews have commenced and will be completed by 31st May
2015
We are confident that all assessment and review will be complete in time for ILF
closure
NO
MertonOn 9th March, the Cabinet Meeting held at Merton Civic Centre made a decision to ring-fence the transfer of ILF to Adult Social Care and for the award to be passported to all 20 ILF users in Merton during July 2015-June 2016.We have not yet received the confirmed total amount that Merton Council will receive from the ILF for all our ILF clients but our Finance team may have the information at a later stage.All our ILF users have been assigned with a named worker and re-assessment will be completed by December 2015. Most of our ILF users are already known to Direct Payments team.At present, we do not have any plan in place if there is a change of Government as there is very limited information available on how this could change the funding situation on ILF. We are unable to comment at this stage.
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough Council will make every effort to ensure that the monies transferred from the closure of ILF will be ring fenced to existing
ILF recipients.
Middlesbrough Council are awaiting confirmation from the ILF
with regards to the amount of money being allocated'
ILF users will be reviewed throughout the year, commencing March 2015, with the aim to have all reviews completed by the end of the financial year 2015/2016.Middlesbrough Council recognises that a number of ILF users will be reviewed post transfer and will make every effort to ensure that those users who have not been reviewed prior to 30.06.2015, have their current funding maintained. No. Middlesbrough Council will monitor the situation closely and will be adaptable to changes if required.
Milton KeynesThe needs of current ILF users will be considered and used to inform the
allocation of funding. We anticipate that the majority, if not all of the
funding will be required to meet specific individual needs in the first
instance, although of course needs may change in the future.
We have not received notification of our allocation yetWe have been and are continuing to undertake assessments. These assessments as well as the support planning process will be completed in
time for the transfer.
We are planning to have all the assessments completed and for clients to be passed to our support brokerage team so they can support in setting up
direct payments. However we do offer managed budgets if required.
we will fund the assessed needs of these clients in line with our statutory responsibility
NewcastleWhen the monies transfer following the closure of the ILF to Newcastle City Council they will no longer be governed by ILF rules since the ILF Trust Deed will terminate. There is no expectation from the Government that local authorities are expected to ring-fence the transferred monies.

Newcastle City Council has decided that in order to minimise disruption to former ILF users an interim care and support plan will be put in place by 30th June 2015 that will, for the present, maintain existing funding values of the support. In order to work out the interim care and support plan, all ILF users have been advised that we will carry out a new financial assessment
as when the ILF closes their financial circumstances will change. This work is commencing there is no commitment to ring-fencing in the longer-term, but this does not mean that former
ILF users will necessarily experience a change. All former ILF users will receive a review in the period 1st July 2015 – 30th June 2016 where there support arrangements will be looked at. If it
appears at that time that the level of support is too high or too low according to identified needs at that time then a reassessment will take place and the new national minimum eligibility
threshold will be applied.
We have not yet received formal notification of how much money will be allocated to Newcastle City Council.Please see my response to question 1 above.Answer 4: Our original plan was to reassess all ILF users before 30th June 2015. You will see from my answer to question 1 above that the plan has been revised. We are in the process of analysing the data received from the ILF. For the purposes of an interim care and support plan Newcastle ILF users will either have the support commissioned directly or a direct payment set up or an existing direct payment increased.At present, there is no reason to believe that the election and its outcome would have any impact on the transfer of ILF monies. Therefore the answer to your question is no.
NewhamResponse - No, we have not yet had confirmation of the total amount. The Council is in the process of reviewing all ILF users and anticipate
completing reviews by the end of March 2015.
Many of the ILF users will not currently have Direct Payments set up with
the Local Authority and therefore this is not applicable..
Any changes to funding would need to be considered as part of the wider
financial position of the council and dealt with as part of our medium term financial
strategy.
NorfolkNorfolk County
Council will be ring-fencing the money to Adult Social Care purchase of
care budget which is used to pay for packages for care.
No, the DCLG have not provided any information about the amount
of money to ILF nor to authorities.
We have already commenced reassessments of ILF users and hope to
complete these by 30 June 2015.
We are aiming to have reassessed all the ILF users by 30 June
2015.
No, we do not have contingency plans in case a change in
Government at the forthcoming election alters the ILF funding situation.
We will revise our plan of action if this arises and depending on what the
new situation is.
North East Lincs (Partial Response, resubmitted request to other body as advised)Adult Social Care No indicative allocation received.In respect of questions 3, 4, 5 North East Lincolnshire Council’s Adult
Social Care provision merged with the Primary Care Trust in September 2007
to form the North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus (now North East
Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group). After checking with services
within the Council we are able to confirm we do not hold the information
to answer your query.
North LincolnshireEveryone without a DP (Direct Payment) will have an agreed plan in place.Everyone without a DP (Direct Payment) will have an agreed plan in place.Everyone without a DP (Direct Payment) will have an agreed plan in place.Everyone without a DP (Direct Payment) will have an agreed plan in place.Everyone without a DP (Direct Payment) will have an agreed plan in place.
NorthamptonshireRing fencing ILF funds to Adult Social Care. The final allocation has not yet been confirmed. Starting April 2015; completing June 2015. Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently have Direct Payments set
up with the Local Authority.

We plan to complete all reassessments prior to 30 June 2015.
If the government makes changes in funding or other aspects of the ILF following the
general election the council will respond accordingly within the overall requirement to
deliver adult social care services within available budgets.
Northumberland County CouncilThe ILF money transferred to the council will not be ring fenced.The total ILF funding expected to transfer to the Council is expected to
be approximately £900K – a final figure will be announced in June.
All ILF recipients in Northumberland have now had transfer reviews
providing an opportunity to discuss the effect of the changes.



In order to ensure that the charges which people are asked to pay from 1
July are consistent with regulations on social services charging,
financial assessments of all current ILF recipients will be carried out
before the end of June, and implemented from the date of the change in
responsibilities, at the start of July. Reassessments of support
arrangements will take place from the early autumn.



This will mean, for most service users, that the first change they see
will be a reduction in their charges, followed two or three months later
by a reassessment of their support arrangements.
Until a reassessment has taken place, the Council will continue to make
payments to each person equivalent to those which they received from the
ILF. Where ILF funding is currently being spent on paying for the
services of a care provider which also provides services under contract to
the Council, it will in some cases be sensible to rationalise the position
so that the services are provided under a single arrangement. In
particular, this will be necessary for a small number of ILF recipients
whose finances are currently managed by the Deputyship Team in adult
social care because there is no one else able and willing to manage their
money. In these cases, there is no benefit for the service user as a
result of the notional fact that the ILF payment is made to them. There
may be some other situations where a similar change is appropriate, but
the default assumption will be that ILF payments will be replaced by
direct payments under social services legislation.
No. The uncertainties of anticipating the next government and policies it
pursues do not provide a secure basis for contingency planning.
North Somersetthe money will not be ring-fenced - please see response to Q5 Initial reviews have already been undertaken on all ILF users and a programme of reassessments has been started to make sure information is up-to-date, this will be complete before the transfer date in June. N/A, all reassessments will be completed prior to transfer No contingency is in place. Reviews indicate that the ILF seems to be meeting

eligible needs only in NSC so we would have a duty to meet those needs regardless
of any future government decision.
North YorkshireAdult Social CareNo specific details have been received. We are anticipating receiving 9
months NET ILF payments less attrition.


We will be receiving a sum of money in the form of a grant from the
Independent Living Fund (Department of Communities and Local Government)
(DCLG) that is the equivalent of the current ILF payments made to those 96
people affected by these new arrangements in North Yorkshire County
Council. The grant funding will cover the period from 1st July 2015 to
the end of March 2016 at which point the funding is expected to become
part of the Council’s overall Local Government Finance Settlement. The
transfer value given to the Council will match in total the full amounts
currently paid to each person (net of a person’s own contribution) with a
small adjustment to reflect an assumed reduction in the number of cases
that will be supported in the future.
We will be starting to work with individuals from April 2015 onwards, with
reassessments commencing on an individual basis from this date.
As part of the work with all individuals commencing in April 2015, we will
ensure that transitional arrangements are agreed prior to June 2015. If
direct payments are requested, individuals will be supported by the Local
Authority “Direct Payment Support Service” to ensure that they have the
information and support required to receive and manage the payment.
We will continue to monitor the funding situation and respond
accordingly to any future changes.
North TynesideThe ILF money transferred to the local authority will be ringfenced to adult social care We have not received a confirmed amount. An initial process has started to identify risks in relation to this. The Council does not hold
the information about when this process will be fully complete
The Council does not hold this information. The Council does not hold this information.
Nottingham CityThe ILF funding that transfers to Nottingham City Council will become part of the main
budget used to purchase Adult Social Care. There is no intention for it to be used for
anything else.
The value of the Section 31 Grant for the transfer of ILF funding has not yet been
confirmed.
Reassessments have already started. They should all be complete by the end of April
2015.
The intention is for everyone to be assessed by the end of April 2015. For anyone
who was not assessed by June 30th the intention would be for their care package to
continue 'as is'.
It is not possible to have a contingency for a something as hypothetical as a change
to the ILF funding situation. If the ILF were to return, Nottingham City Council would
need to respond once the detail of any new arrangement had been analysed.
NottinghamshireThere is no ring fence.These will be underway by June.Adult care financial services have made home visits to each recipient and
prepared them for transfer. Many of the ILF users do have direct payment
accounts with the local authority.
No
OldhamOldham Council has not yet received confirmation of the definitive amount to be transferred.It is anticipated that Oldham Council will commence the reassessments of needs from July 2015,

and we anticipate completion by March 2016
We are having meetings with all ILF users now and explaining to them how we will manage the

transfer. There will be no change in provision prior to assessment of individual’s support

needs.
We will reassess the situation and revise our approach as required.
OxfordshireThe Independent Living Fund money will be ring fenced to Adult Social
Care. Independent Living Fund recipients' who meet the Oxfordshire Fair
Access to Care criteria and those who receive transitional funding will be
allocated this funding
We started the assessments in January 2015, we anticipate assessments will
be completed by the end of May 2015.
We will have assessed all Independent Living Recipients' by May 2015,
therefore have no arrangements in place to continue funding Independent
Living Recipients' that have not been assessed.
No
Peterborough Adult Social Care.NoApril 2015. As Peterborough only has a small number of ILF service users (10 in
total), it is expected that all reviews will be completed during
April 2015.
No other than to review the individuals again in the light of any
new direction.
PlymouthThere will be no ring fence Not YetReassessments have already commenced, we anticipate these will be
completed by early June 2015.
We anticipate that all ILF users will have been re assessed by 30 June. No, we would respond to this if it became relevant.
PooleAdult Social Care.Not yet finalisedStart with implementation of eligibility criteria from Care Act in April

expect to complete by 30/5/15
We anticipate that all individuals will have undertaken their

reassessment by that date
In these circumstances we would implement our business continuity

plans to manage the situation.
PortsmithThere is no confirmation that the funds will be ring-fenced at this time, it is an

expectation that these funds will be ringfenced.
PCC conducted assessments in conjunction with ILF workers and will conduct

assessments during the 15/16 financial year with all users.
PCC will have assessed all ILF users who have agreed for their details to be passed

to the Council before the 30th June deadline.

Bearing in mind that many of these ILF users will not currently have Direct

Payments set up with the Local Authority.
PCC will work to known information/timetable related to the ILF
Redcar & ClevelandNo ring fenceNo definitive figure has been givenAll done by April 2015N/ANo
ReadingReading Borough Council will use the ILF transferred funds within the
Adult Social Care service budgets.
The transfer of funding will be for the part-year 2015-16 (1st July 2015-
31 March 2016). It will be based on the net amount paid to our users @31
March 2015. There is a 5% annual attrition rate that will be applied, ILF
will receive 3 months money, less 1.25 % and Reading will receive 9 months
money less 3.75%. The final allocation has not yet been announced.
Reassessments have started and we aim to have completed these by the end
of April 2015
We hope that all assessments will be done and new arrangements will be in
place ready for the transfer on July 1st 2015. If there is an individual
where this is not achievable then with their agreement we will be
arranging support by a commissioned provider pending completion of the
assessment.
No
RedbridgeThe Independent Living Fund (ILF) is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the

Department of Works and Pensions.

Due to changes within the adult care system, the ILF will be closing on 30 June 2015. From 1 July

2015, the funding and responsibilities of the ILF care and support needs will transfer to Local

Authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The funding will be paid as a specific government grant and it is currently anticipated that the money

received will equate to approximately 95% of the costs currently being paid to recipients of ILF as at

the end of March 2015.

The ILF transfer arrangements are independent from the Care Act, although all service users will be

subject to the provisions of the Act.

In the Redbridge area, there are currently 52 people in receipt of ILF funding. Where the

council has received government funding for identified individuals, the council will initially

continue to fund current ILF recipients at the level they receive at present. 

In the months from July 2015, each service user will be visited by their social worker so that

a review of their care package can take place to ensure it continues to meet their needs.

Depending on an individual’s needs, this may result in a change to the care package. 

In addition, as the ILF and the council have different charging regimes, this may result in a

changed net payment to an individual but this will be determined on a case by case basis.

Clearly the Council will only be able to distribute the funds that it receives as part of this process

according to the criteria for entitlement.  It is not clear current whether this will be a ring-fenced

grant and therefore no commitment can be made at this time.  However, as is currently the case,

allocation of funds will be made according to assessed need. The protocols will continue regardless

of which Government is in place.
Richmond upon THamesWe are not currently planning to ring fence ILF money to individual
service users but have agreed that once money is received this will be put
aside for ILF users specifically
Have you received the details of how much money you are being allocated
and if so how much is that.

No we have recently checked with ILF and have been told that there is no
news about this matter. The actual transfer of the money is a matter for
DCLG. However, ILF said they will pass any further information to the
Local Authority contacts.
When will you be starting reassessments of IF users and when do you
anticipate completing those assessments.

We have completed all our reassessment jointly with ILF
All our ILF users have been reassessed and we are currently checking
whether there are any changes of needs.
The Council will continue to meet eligible social care needs continuing to
use a person centred approach.
RochdaleAdult Social CareNoStarting April 2015 expect to complete by May 2015 We expect to have reassessed all ILF users in timeNo
RotherhamNo ring fencing of this moneyDetails not known yetApril until end of JuneAll ILF customers will be reassessed in this period. If there are any
exceptions to this – current arrangements will continue until reassessment
completed
No
RutlandyesTo date, Rutland County Council has not received the details of how much

money is being allocated.
These will be allocated when we have the information and we will aim to have

the assessments completed within 28 days of receipt.
Answer: All ILF clients will be reassessed by 30th June.Yes
SalfordThe Council has assumed in its budget plans for 2015/16 that the ILF funding will be added to the Adult

Social Care budget. Please see the council’s budget decision –

http://www.salford.gov.uk/meetings.htm?ID=164  Wednesday 25th February 2015 – Revenue Budget

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We have already started getting in touch with people and to make the assessments current there will be

visits happening from now to middle of May assessments.
Reassessments or Reviews will all have occurred by end of May.Funding of support will always be based on an assessment of need and support plan. The Finance has

to be found to meet our obligations.
SeftonWhilst this has been considered, it is likely that a reversal or halt of the ILF transfer process

after the May election would be impracticable, not least because the National ILF unit will

have closed effectively in April. The council has considered contingency arrangements in the

event of an appeal of the most recent judicial review decision in the High Court. Depending on

the timing of any decision to halt the ILF transfer, it is likely that the reassessment of

individual ILF users would be completed, so as to best inform decisions about their future

care and support, whatever the funding regime in place.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or you would like a review of the

response provided, further information regarding our review procedure is available in the

‘Internal Review Procedure for EIR and FOI requests’ which is published on Herefordshire

Council’s website via the following link:

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/government-citizens-and-rights/data-protection-and-

freedom-of-information/data-protection
Sefton Council has not yet received the final figure from ILFAll recipients of ILF have been written to and assessments will commence from the 1st April 2015

with the intention of completing the majority by July 2015. There will be contingency plans for those

who may not have had their assessments completed.
There will be contingency plans for those who may not have had their assessments completed by Sefton Council currently does not have a contingency plan in the case of a change of government.

We would take our direction and guidance from the current government at the time.
Sheffield In Sheffield the extra funding will be ring-fenced to current ILF customers, up to the

point of review and an assessment of their eligible needs. This is in line with what the

majority of authorities are doing across Yorkshire and Humber.
The exact amount has not been confirmed by the ILF, as it is based on the situation

on 30th June 2015.
Reassessment of ILF recipients under the Council’s eligibility criteria have started

where there is a need for a reassessment for other reason – for instance the Council

funded elements of their care was due to be reassessed.

We intend to reassess the remaining ILF recipients before 31st December 2015.
At present we continue to work on the understanding that the ILF closes on 30th June

2015.

As far as we are aware, there are no manifesto commitments from major political

parties for the fund to remain open. If there were to be, we would assess the

available information and consider what contingencies needed to be taken.
ShropshireWe do not know yet how much grant will be paid We will start after 1st April 2015, so all assessments will also be Care Act
compliant, and we will have assessed everyone by the end of June 2015.
the 30th June 2015.Should the ILF closure plan change at any stage, we will work with the ILF as
to what these changes would require to enable all users to be supported and
their care needs met.
SloughIndividual ILF Users - Yes for initial six monthsNo information either from ILF or DCLG so far on money that Slough will be receiving after 30th June 2015A review of ILF User's care needs will be arranged between April and May 2015 in order to set up direct payments and an assessment of their care needs will be completed between Oct. and Dec. 2015 Slough will offer direct payment to its current ILF users in order to continue fund their ILF care package until an assessment of their care needs is completed i.e. between Oct. and Dec. 2015 No
SolihullWe will be ring fencing the monies from ILF for current ILF users at this
point.
We are reviewing all ILF clients between now and July, we do not
anticipate that there will be problems meeting the timescales.
As Question 3We do not have contingency plans in case the forthcoming election
changes the future of the ILF.
Somerset County CouncilWe will be using the transferred money to support ILF (Independent Living Fund)

users who are eligible for social care under the national eligibility criteria.
No, this will be finalised in June before the transfer, based on the number of ILF recipients.We started last year and it’s on-going.Everyone without a DP (Direct Payment) will have an agreed plan in place.No
South GloucestershireWe have robust financial planning procedures in place which highlight
identifiable future risks and will also be able to identify previous ILF
recipients after the close of the fund should this be required.
No details have been received to date (18th March 2015). All in house

calculations have been estimated based on the latest information available

from ILF.
Care assessments started in January 2015, (in preparation for 1st July 2015)

and financial assessments started in February 2015 but were suspended after

the decision was made on 18th February to fund ILF users at the current rate

until the 31st March 2016. The assessments are planned to restart in October

2015 and February 2016 respectively.
As we are funding at the same rate as ILF until 31st March 2016, this does not

apply. Assessments are due to restart in October 2015 in preparation for 1st

April 2016
We do not have any contingency plan but will react to the change if it occurs.

We have already reacted to the changes from ILF (closure, successful court

appeal and then another closure) and the South Gloucestershire Council

decision (to fund individuals until 31st March 2016) so we believe we are able

to cope with any changes.
SouthamptonA decision has not been made on whether to ring fence monies transferred from

the closure of the ILF to the council. A decision will be made when the amount that will be

transferred to the council is confirmed by the Government and when the cost to meet the

eligible social care needs of ILF recipients has been assessed. The timescale for

confirmation of the amount that the council will be receiving has not been confirmed.
The council has not yet received confirmation of its allocation.These assessments are underway and are scheduled to be completed by 30

June 2015.
No arrangements are in place, as the council remains on track to complete the

outstanding assessments prior to the closure of the ILF and to ensure that eligible social

care needs will continue to be met, but this will be kept under review.
No, but this will be kept under review.
Southend on sea Yes for the first year Then Adult Social ServicesAll those who have given consent have been completed.See Q3We do not anticipate that any changes will be made to this year's arrangements following the elections.
If there are changes then we will follow the instructions provided as part of those changes.
South TynesideThe funding will be part of the Adult Social Care Budget but not ring fenced to
individuals
Any reassessments will be carried out in the normal clients review cycle or if
any changes are needed to their support package
Any support that is funded via a Direct Payment will continue to be paid as a
Direct Payment and services being provided via contracted arrangements will
be paid directly. Any non current Direct Payment clients that require their
support via a Direct Payment will be assessed before the transfer period. South
Tyneside has a smaller number of ILF recipients
We are not anticipating any issues in relation to ILF and the election although if
any changes occur they will be dealt with as and when they become known
SouthwalkAdult Social care.The Council is yet to receive the details of the ILF allocated funding.Every service user that has been identified will receive an assessment or
review by Adult Social Care. No timescales are set at present.
The Local Authority has worked with the ILF to review existing ILF users
and esnure that each user has a support plan. Each ILF user will continue
to receive his/her current funding until he/she is reassessed. The Council
offers every user a Personal Budget as well as access to independent
advice on options that best suit his/her needs.
The Council will consider all options available to determine the best
outcome for the Local Authority and all ILF users after the elections
Staffordshire“We have not been advised by ILF to ring fence funding to existing Service Users. However, all payments will be made based on our normal assessment; considering the individuals assessed eligible care needs. Our assessments will take into consideration the existing packages and desired outcomes.
We will make every effort to signpost and offer advice and guidancerelating to any support (currently funded through ILF), that is deemed ineligible for Social Care funding. For example, access to universal services, etc.”
“We have not yet received the details of the allocation from DCLG regarding the amount of funding to be transferred post ILF closure.”“Our plans have not yet been finalised, nonetheless, a lot of work has been completed in preparation. Once this is done, we would liaise with the ILF users in the first instance.”“Same as number 4. In addition, we will ensure that all the plans have factored in the various options currently available to users.”“We will have to respond in the event.”
St HelensThe money is not being ring fenced.Funding will be transferred to the Local Authority in June/July 2015. We have not
yet received confirmation of the definitive amount.
We will be looking to reassess individual packages of care after July 2015. We
envisage this will be completed by March 2016.
We will ensure individuals will receive a Direct Payment to start in July 2015
which will give them an equivalent sum of funds to continue to commission their
package of care as they currently do. If the individual does not want a Direct
Payment we will offer to commission an equivalent service for them to start in
July 2015.
There are no contingency plans in place. We will work with ILF and review our
approach as required.
StockportThe ILF funds contained in the section 31 grant that is passed to
Stockport in June/July 2015 will be ring fenced to individual ILF users
for the period until 31st March 2016 .
SMBC have not yet received exact details of how much money is in the grantStockport has started the reviews of ILF recipients and anticipate
completing these by June 15
SMBC have not put in place specific contingency plans to address any
assessments that are not been completed in time. We meet regularly to
review the progress we are making and consider issues relating to the
closure of the fund.
SMBC have no specific contingency plans to address changes in Government
policy relating to ILF
Stoke On TrentThe City Council has not received notification of
any detailed guidance or funding allocation which it is to receive in
order to fund the additional burden which is being transferred to local
authorities as a result of the closure of the ILF from July 2015. As a
result no decision has yet been taken as to how any funding will be
treated
We will commence reassessments of ILF users after 1^st April to
ensure that they are completed in line with the Care Act.
We do not have any reason to believe that all of the assessments
will not be completed in the timescale and their funding transferred over
to a Direct Payment.
We will continue to review given the requirements of the Care
Act.
Stockton On TeesDecisions have not been made but we will be considering the level of financial support when ILF funding is transferred.
We haven't received a final monetary allocation.3 & 4A. We are hoping to assess all clients before the 30th June. Any not assessed the package will continue until a re-assessment can be completed.No
SuffolkAdult and Community Services (ACS) are unable to ring-fence funding to

individuals. The Council has not yet confirmed that Adult Social Care will receive

the money that the Government is due to give for the ILF closing. However, we

are expecting this to be agreed soon.
No, we have not yet been told the exact amount. We have been informed how

the figure will be calculated, but as this will be based on ILF payments as at June

2015, we will not have the amount confirmed until then. The amount that Suffolk

receives will not include personal contributions paid towards ILF. We will receive

the equivalent of nine months funding.
We have completed well over half of these and are due to finish in April/May

2015.
We will have completed all this work and we are setting up Direct Payments toNo
SunderlandWe will be ring fencing the ILF money passed to us to Adult
Social Care
No; this information is not due until early June.Assessments will commence after 30th June 2015. We are unable to provide
an anticipated completion date as we will work in a planned way with customers at their own pace.
Work has already commenced with ILF recipients to ensure that Direct
Payment arrangements are in place until the completion of assessments,
No
SurreyIt is not intended that transferred funding will be ring fenced to
individual ILF recipients, although the funding transferred for the period
July 2015 - March 2016 will be ring fenced to Adult Social Care. We
understand that future funding will be subject to the Comprehensive
Spending Review.

Our approach is based on equity across all people who need care and
support in Surrey and on the assessed needs of each individual. Subsequent
support plans and care packages will reflect appropriately how those needs
are to be met.
We have received details of the current ILF awards being received by
individuals in Surrey. We have not received confirmation of the amount of
funding that will be transferred to us.
The vast majority of people in Surrey who receive ILF funding are already
known to the Adult Social Care service. Reviews and assessments are an
on-going process. Our plan is to ensure that everybody who currently
receives ILF funding will have been reviewed or assessed by the end of
April 2015.
We have robust financial planning procedures in place which highlight
identifiable future risks and will also be able to identify previous ILF
recipients after the close of the fund should this be required.
SuttonWe have not received the final guidance from central government in
relation to the terms of the transfer. However, the indications from
workshops on the ILF are that funding is not being transferred to local
authorities as a ring-fenced grant so it is not possible to ring-fence the
funding for existing users.
We have not received details of how much we are being allocated.We have completed the re-assessments.Re-assessments have been completed.We do not have a contingency plan relating to a change in the ILF funding
situation.. However, we have a responsibility to ensure that eligible
needs are met. If needs are no longer met using resources provided by the
ILF, we will need to consider how the LA can meet those needs.
SwindonThe funding received will be allocated to the Adult Social
Care Community Care budget. If there are any requirements to increase
funding for any agreed service user needs this will also be the
responsibility of the Adult Social Care budget.
Not at this timeAssessment will be completed during the latter part of 2015/16
Existing funding from ILF will continue in 2015/16 for all service users.
Where the service user does not have an existing direct payment, the
service user will be offered a direct payment or direct service to enable
continuation of existing services.
No
Tameside The Local Authority is working in line with the guidance from ILF and as such will not be ring
fencing the money transferred from the closure of the fund, however, the Local Authority will be
working closely with existing ILF recipients to ensure their ongoing needs are acknowledged
and appropriate support provided. The ILF will prepare and distribute up to date schedules for

the Local Authority in April 2015 and in June 2015 in order for the Local Authority to manage the
closure and the needs of individual recipients.
The individual reassessments to be carried out by the Local Authority for ILF users will be
completed closer to the 1 July 2015 ILF closure date.
begin in July 2015 as appropriate. There is therefore no need to have alternative The Local Authority will work in line with any such changes.
Telford & WrekinThe ILF money will be ring fenced to Adult Social CareTelford & Wrekin Council has not yet received a definitive amount.We have carried out reviews with the ILF representative during the previous year with
all recipients of ILF who either had a council contribution to care or requested a review.
During the following year we will carry out assessments of all recipients who have
provided their information to the council.
We will set up arrangements to continue funding for those recipients who have
provided their information to the ILF and their information has been forwarded to
Telford & Wrekin Council.
No – we can confirm that Telford & Wrekin Council does not have contingency plans
for this outcome.
Thurrock Borough Council1) Transferred ILF monies will not be ringfenced for existing ILF recipients but will be held in Adult Social Care Budgets.2a) 16 and all received ILF transfer reviews. We are following up with additional social work and health reviews prior to transfer in July 2015. We have a detailed action plan which was produced in partnership with our User Led Organisation (ULO)

2b) None, all are known to Social Care and all will be visited again for reviews prior to July 2015.

2c) Bosa Osunde from Thurrock Council and lan Evans from our User Led Organisation (ULO Thurrock Coallition).

2d) Thurrock Coallition - User Led Organisation Powher - Thurrocks comissioned provider for advocacy.
arrangements.
TorbayWe are currently scoping the impact of the proposed changes with a view to
managing a longer term policy via a project team. Will we look to include
clients and third sector colleagues in this process.
Funding will be transferred to the Trust but we have not received
confirmation of the amount to date
Our teams have been asked to complete reassessments as soon as possible in
order to give clients an indication of their personal budgets - this is
in line with our usual practice of assessing clients at least annually or
more frequently if there is any change in need or circumstances
The Trust is committed to assessing all ILF clients by October 2015.
During this time we anticipate current care provision will continue
pending the usual individual reassessment of need. The trust is committed
to assessing all ILF clients within the time frame
If we are notified of changes from the Government we will take appropriate
action as a trust to ensure clients are our main focus in any outcome. The
trust is currently planning for the closure of the ILF
Tower HamletsIt is recommended that the money will be passed to Adult Social Care for
the use of service users until reassessments happen, at that point the
allocation may change based on the assessed need .
We have received details of the allocation of funding. Allocation of
funds are based on the number of service users receiving Independent
living fund (ILF) with a 5% reduction of funding.
Tower Hamlets intend to start reassessing service users from 1st April 15
and a letter will go out to service users stating that this will happen.



Priority will be given to service users who have not been visited jointly
by the ILF and the Borough.
All service users who have not been reassessed on the 30th of June will
continue to receive their current allocation until the reassessments
happen.

The Local Authority will contact these service users and request their
bank /building society details so payments can be made directly to their
accounts. If they refuse we will make a note of this so the information is held on
file as to the reason we are unable to make the payment.
Currently Tower Hamlets do not have any contingency plans around the
funding if it were to cease. This will be raised with the Senior Council
Management team as a cost pressure to the Council.
TraffordThe money will be ring fenced to individual ILF users.NoApril and May 2015Not applicable.A meeting would be convened with the ILF group to outline any changes.
WakefieldCabinet are to be asked to agree to ringfence the funding to Adult Social Care We aim to start the work in April, 2015 and conclude the work before 30th
June, 2015.
It is anticipated all work will be completed prior to 30th June 2015Where any service users are eligible for social care we will meet their
needs by way of a personal budget irrespective of ILF funding.
Waltham Forest Individual ILF Users. - Not ringed fenced at allWe have started already (Feb/March 2015) aiming to finish in May We do not expect to have anyone in this circumstance The people who are being reassessed will be reassessed as part of a wider study on high cost packages. Unless the new Government determines that the ILF will be passported across in full, it is unlikely that the Council will change the direction of travel.
WalsallMoney for Independent Living Care Services Users has been passed back to
Social Care. A review will be completed on each individual to assess their
individual needs.
$693,000Start date 1^st April 2015 complete by 30^th June 2015 subject to a
review.
Our plan is to assess all ILF Service Users by 30^th June 2015.No
WandsworthThis decision has not yet been finalised, but the fund is expected to be
ring fenced for Adult Social Services.
Reviews and assessments will start in April 2015 and we anticipate
completion by June 2015.
All recipients will be offered assessments prior to 30^th June 2015.Where there is new legislation and guidance, we will comply with it in
line with usual practice.
WarwickshireNo formal council decision has been made on this, at this stage.As of today’s date we have had no notification of how much money is being

transferred at the closure of ILF.
All Social Work teams have been provided with a list of the Customers within their

area who will need to be revisited for a review/ assessment. These visits have

already started. Some teams will have completed all those visits prior to 30th June.

Those teams who have not will visit as soon as possible following the transfer date.
All customers will be contacted in advance before the 30th June to ensure they are

fully informed of how they will meet their needs. Where a request is made to receive

a Direct Payment this will be in place at transfer.
There is currently no contingency in place. Further discussion would need to take

place following the election and we would respond to any government direction..
The money is not ring fenced at all. However, following reassessments we
have not identified any service users whose care will be reduced.
The reassessments are ongoing. We expect to complete these by the end of April 2015.We will have reassessed all by 30 June.
West Berkshire Yes until their first review after the transferWe are waiting for confirmation of allocationWe are currently working with the small number of clients we have to ensure their current arrangements continue post transferThe majority of our ILF clients are existing direct payment clientsNO
WestminsterThe funding will be part of the Adult Social Care Budget but not ring fenced to
individuals
Any reassessments will be carried out in the normal clients review cycle or if
any changes are needed to their support package
Any support that is funded via a Direct Payment will continue to be paid as a
Direct Payment and services being provided via contracted arrangements will
be paid directly. Any non current Direct Payment clients that require their
support via a Direct Payment will be assessed before the transfer period. South
Tyneside has a smaller number of ILF recipients
We are not anticipating any issues in relation to ILF and the election although if any changes occur they will be dealt with as and when they become known
West SussexNo. West Sussex County Council does not operate any ring-fencing within
social care. Resources are available for people based on their eligible
social care needs which change over time.
We have not yet received notification of our allocation.Financial assessments are underway and re-assessments under the Care Act will usually commence 1/7/15 and should all be completed by 31/3/16.Support plans are being put in place to ensure continuity of care. Most ILF customers who live in West Sussex do already have Direct Payments in place.We are proceeding on the basis that the ILF will close and that the funding will transfer to West Sussex County Council as planned. In the
event that this decision is altered and ILF funding continued, there would not be changes in individuals arrangements although all those receiving
support from West Sussex County Council would be re-assessed as this is now a requirement with implementation of the Care Act.
Wigan We have not yet had an indication of final funding with respect to ILF.
However, we are committing to supporting clients and their overall
packages of care under the ILF transfer.

The council's general policy in dealing withthe 40% reduction in grant
funding has been to pool all non-ring fenced grants and invest them in
line with the priorities dictated by local circumstances.
Reassessments will begin in June 2015. We anticipate that
assessments will take approximately 6 months to complete in full.
Funding will be passed to individuals via the council in line with their
current award. Letters are due to be sent to ILF recipients to request
appropriate details where applicable.
No
Windsor & Maidenhead We are not ring fencing.We do not have the details of money being allocated yet. All ILF cases sit within the long term team; I have been assured
the identified ILF cases have already been allocated for reassessment and
will be ready for the 30^th June.
All identified ILF users will be reassessed by 30^th June and
service will be in place
None in place at present.
WirralAny transferred money will be used to meet
social care needs.
NoWhen will you be starting reassessments of ILF users and when do you
anticipate completing those assessments. Between April 2015 and June 2015
They will continue to be paid at the ILF
transfer rate
The Council have not determined its position on this matter
WiltshireWiltshire Council will be ring fencing the money to Adult Social Care.Wiltshire Council has not received information about how much money we will be allocated.Wiltshire Council started reassessments of all ILF recipients in January 2015 and is anticipating completing these reassessments by the end of March 2015.We will have completed all reassessments by June 30th.
Wiltshire Council has no such contingency plans.
WokinghamYes (for 2015/16)NoMay/JuneThe Council will guarantee the same rate of funding as previous ILF payments for the months of July & August. It is expected that reassessments will be completed by 1st September. If there is any delay to this date then further guarantee payments will be made. Precise arrangements for passing this money to customers have yet to be resolved, but as all ILF customers transferring already receive services from the Council as well this is not anticipated to cause any difficulties. No
Wolverhampton The funding received will contribute to meeting Adult Social Care costs. About to be undertaken, with a completion date expected of 30/06/15. All reassessments should have been undertaken and completedNo. Our approach is to Manage and Administer in an expedient fashion, based upon current facts and policies. ‘Second Guessing’ political elections and policies would
not be a ‘sound basis’ upon which to commence contingency planning at this level of service delivery.
WorcestershireNot yet received. We anticipate starting in July 2015 and completing by 31 March 2016. We are liaising with ILF recipients to ensure that we have bank details to enable all to continue to receive payments from July.
York It is intended to pass on the full amount transferred from ILF
in the first year
We have been informed that the final amount will be confirmed in
June 2015
We will be assessing people in accordance with their Annual
review date.
As stated in question 1 the full amount will be transferred in
the first year and will given as a specific Direct Payment
At this point we have no contingency plans and given that we will
be transferring existing ILF amounts ij the first year this should not be
necessary.

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