The Future of the Independent Living Fund
- Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'The Future of the Independent Living Fund (Cm. 8366)' is a public consultation paper that seeks views on the potential impact that closing the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in 2015 would have on users, local authorities and the wider care and support systems across the UK.
The Government does not believe that the operation of the ILF as a legacy fund would be sustainable or justifiable. It believes the existing needs of ILF users can and should be met within one cohesive social are system.
Around 94% of the 19,373 existing ILF users are already part of the mainstream care and support system, with around 41% of this group receiving direct payments from both the ILF and their local authority, with different eligibility and charging regimes. This has led to some duplication of functions, unnecessary bureaucracy and made efforts to integrate the funding streams around user needs more difficult.
The Government would also like views on how closure could be managed in a way which would minimise disruption to the care and support needs of existing ILF users.
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