Guidance

ILF circular 17/07: Relatives providing care

Guidance on when relatives living in the same household as an Independent Living Fund (ILF) user can be paid as a carer with ILF funding.

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The Independent Living Fund closed on 30 June 2015 and this guidance is out of date.
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ILF circular 17/07: Relatives providing care

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Relatives living in the same household as an Independent Living Fund (ILF) user can only be paid with ILF funding under ‘exceptional’ circumstances.

This circular provides guidance for staff, independent assessors, decision makers and ILF users to determine if a case qualifies as exceptional. It also explains how requests should be handled.

Published 1 October 2007
Last updated 13 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Circular updated - paragraph added to advise assessors to identify where current arrangements will be incompatible with those that would be permitted by the local authority. A reference is also made to future requests and how these will usually only be agreed where they are compatible with LA practices.
  2. First published.