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P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 17/09/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 3.1)

3.1 P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

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Meeting: 05/03/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 6)

Discussion of Previous Evidence Session

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence provided by the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and agreed to request an update on the transition process and the outcomes of reviews carried out by independent social workers in six months.


Meeting: 12/02/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

5 Draft Report - P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

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Minutes:

The Committee agreed to publish an interim report of the evidence received as soon as possible and to invite the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to give evidence to the Committee at the earliest opportunity.


Meeting: 11/12/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care together with further comments from the petitioner and agreed to:

 

  • produce a summary of the evidence received, with a view to preparing a report or a detailed letter to the Minister setting out the evidence received and the Committee’s conclusions or recommendations; and
  • request a copy of the results of the deep dive review of all cases where there is an intention to reduce the local authority’s direct support for recipients of the WILG, and details of any actions that the Welsh Government will be taking as a result of this.

 


Meeting: 23/10/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from a number of stakeholders and agreed to write to the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care to:

 

  • seek a detailed update on the progress of the transition arrangements to date including the outcome of the review of all support needs which was due to be completed by the end of September; and
  • ask whether, as a middle way between ring-fencing and funding through the Revenue Support Grant, he will consider requiring local authorities to provide a report detailing actual expenditure on care packages for previous recipients of the Welsh Independent Living Grant, including the number of recipients, the average amount received per person and the total amount awarded.

 


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in relation to the Welsh Independent Living Grant

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Minutes:

5.5.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in relation to the Welsh Independent Living Grant.


Meeting: 19/06/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 8)

Discussion of Previous Evidence Session - P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

Minutes:

Members discussed the evidence session and agreed to seek additional evidence from a range of stakeholders in relation to the subject of the petition.

 


Meeting: 19/06/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 7)

7 Evidence session - P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care

 

Gareth Griffiths, Head of Paying for Care, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care and Gareth Griffiths.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter to the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in relation to the Welsh Independent Living Grant

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Minutes:

6.3.a The Committee noted the letter to the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in relation to the Welsh Independent Living Grant.


Meeting: 05/06/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 8)

8 Evidence Session - P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

Nathan Lee Davies, Petitioner

 

Adam Samuels, Supporter

 

Angie Evans, Supporter

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Petitioner, Angie Evans and Adam Samuels.


Meeting: 17/04/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from the Minister for Children and Social Care together with further comments from the petitioner and agreed to:

 

·         seek written evidence about the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant from organisations that support disabled people; and

·         invite the petitioner and the Minister for Children and Social Care to give evidence to a future meeting.


Meeting: 06/02/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to pass the petitioner’s comments to the Minister for Children and Social Care and ask for:

  • his response to the concerns raised over the ability of some local authorities to adequately provide the support that people with disabilities require to live independently; and
  • details of the monitoring being undertaken in relation to local authorities’ implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

 


Meeting: 03/10/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 2)

2 P-05-771 Reconsider the closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant and support disabled people to live independently

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to

 

·         Consider the petition further in the context of the budget announcement due later that afternoon; and in the meantime

 

·         Write to the Minister for Social Services and Public Health to share the concerns of the petitioner and ask:

o   whether she will publish the results of the public consultation and minutes of the stakeholder group as requested by the petitioner;

o   whether an Equality Impact Assessment of the decision was carried out and can be provided to the Committee and petitioner; and

o   for her views as to whether the planned transitional arrangements will ensure that the aims of the Social Services & Wellbeing (Wales) Act will have been put into practice by local authorities before the planned closure of the Welsh Independent Living Grant.


 

 

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