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User Profile Analysis 
December 2002

 

 

 

Client Profile Analysis

 

31 December 2002

 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

The Independent Living Funds were originally established in 1988 as a UK wide resource, dedicated to the financial support of disabled people, to enable them to choose to live in the community rather than in residential care.

The Funds are constituted as publicly financed discretionary trusts. For both Funds, awards are in the form of regular four-weekly payments to individuals, which are used to buy personal care. Recipients may use care agencies, or employ personal assistants, but may not employ relatives who live in the same house.

In the case of the Extension Fund, the aim has been to continue paying awards to people who were clients of the original ILF, which was closed to new applicants at the end of March 1993. The 1993 Fund was set up at that time to accept new applications from people who needed more help than their local authority was able to provide.

Contents

Introduction                                                                                                    4

1 93 Fund Summary                                                                                      5

2 Extension Fund Summary                                                                       7

Facts and Figures at 31 December 2002:                                                9

Status of all current clients and outstanding applications                  9

Status of applications received since 1 April 2002                                9

Reasons for all award cancellations since 1 April 2002                      10

Reasons for disallowance of applications received                            10
since 1 April 2002

Reasons for refusal of applications received                                        11
since 1 April 2002

Profile of current clients:                                                                            11

Age                                                                                                       11

Gender                                                                                                 12

Household                                                                                          12

Income Support                                                                                 12

Invalid Care Allowance                                                                    12

Disability                                                                                              13

Geographical Distribution of clients 31 December 2002                     14

 

 

Introduction to the December report

 

This report provides a profile analysis of our clients, at the quarter ending 31 December 2002.

A summary of statistics has been provided for each of the two Funds detailing the main facts and figures.

Following the summaries, a series of tables provide further statistical information. Every effort has been made to provide as thorough a picture as possible, however, due to the limitations of technology when the original Fund was established, some data for the Extension Fund is unfortunately incomplete.

In order to provide a context for the figures, you may like to know that, a combined administration operates for the two Funds, with 127 staff in Nottingham, and 78 self-employed Visiting Social Workers who carry out assessments throughout the UK.

During the past quarter the Fundsí staff received: 25,376 items of incoming post and 44,478 incoming telephone calls. In the same period a total of 42,944 individual client payments were made.

After reading the report, if you would like further information concerning the Fundís work, please contact our Customer Services team on 0845 6018815 or Email them at: funds@ilf.org.uk. Alternatively our website can be accessed at www.ilf.org.uk, or you can write to us at the address below:

Independent Living Funds
PO Box 7525
Nottingham
NG2 4ZT

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1 93 FUND SUMMARY

1.1 By 31 December 2002, there were 8800 clients receiving payment (or with suspended payments), from the 93 Fund, an increase of 1106 clients or 14% since 31 December 2001. 838 additional offers of funding had been made and were awaiting the clientís acceptance. 1165 applications were awaiting decision. (Table 1)

1.2 2414 applications had been received since 1 April 2002, of which 497 were in payment or suspension, and 599 had outstanding offers. 893 applications were awaiting decision. (Table 2)

1.3 41.1% of all award cancellations since 1 April 2002 have been because of client death. Another 19.7% were because of admission to residential care or hospital. (Table 3)

1.4 Of applications since 1 April 2002 rejected before a VSW assessment visit (i.e. 'disallowed'), 74.1% did not receive higher level DLA (Table 4). This figure has fallen by 3% since 31 December 2001. The Fund is hopeful that improved communication with Local Authorities, to enable an increased understanding of application criteria, will further reduce the level of unsuccessful applications. Only 9% of applications were rejected or withdrawn following a VSW visit. (Table 5)

1.5 The average award in payment is £239 per week. This has increased by £17.00 since 31 December 2001 and by £5.00 since 30 September 2002.

1.6 Our current clients:

Are evenly divided across gender;

42% are under 36 years of age;

30.7% have severe learning disabilities, 15.4% have multiple sclerosis, and 14.7% have cerebral palsy;

41% are living with parents, and 27% are living alone; and

82% are in receipt of Income Support, and 29% have carers who receive Invalid Care Allowance.

Compared with 31 December 2001 there has been little variation in these figures. (Tables: 6.1-6.6)

 

1.7 Distribution of current clients by region:

1.8 Current clients by local authority: (Table 7)

All local authorities (excluding Corporation of London) have 93 Fund clients. The maximum density in any single authority is 75 clients per 100,000 of the population. The average is 15 clients per 100,000 of the population, an increase of 2 since 31 December 2001.

The 20 LAs with the highest densities of clients are detailed below. 10 of the 20 are in Wales, 7 in Scotland and 3 in England:

 

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2 EXTENSION FUND SUMMARY

2.1 By 31 December 2002, there were 7144 Extension Fund clients receiving payment (or with suspended payments), a decrease of 842 clients since 31 December 2001. (Table 1)

2.2 The average award in payment is £198 per week. This has increased by £23.00 since 30 September 2001 and by £8.00 since 30 September 2002.

2.3 40.1% of all award cancellations since 1 April 2002 have been because of client death. Another 16.4% were because of admission to residential care or hospital. (Table 3)

2.4 56% of our clients are female, 29% are under 36 years of age and 17% are over 65. There has been little variation in these figures since 30 September 2001.

2.5 90% are in receipt of Income Support.

2.6 Distribution of current clients by region

 

 

2.7 Distribution of current clients by local authority: (Table 7)

The maximum density of Extension Fund clients in any single authority is 77.6 clients per 100,000 of the population, and the average is 12.1. The 20 Local authorities with the highest densities of clients are detailed below. 3 Northern Ireland Boards, 9 Scottish, 6 English and 2 Welsh authorities make up the 20.

 

 

 

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Facts and Figures at 31 December 2002

 

1 Status of all current clients and outstanding applications

 

2 Status of applications received since 1 April 2002

 

*Disallowed = application rejected before VSW visit

**Refused = application rejected or closed before going into payment

***Cancelled = award cancelled after payment

(Figures not available for Extension Fund as it is now closed to new applications)

 

3 Reason for all award cancellations since 1 April 2002

 

4 Reason for disallowance of applications received since 1 April 2002.


5. Reasons for refusal of new applications following a VSW visit,
received since 1 April 2002.


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6 Profile of current clients

6.1 Age

 

6.2 Gender

6.3 Household (Extension Fund Data incomplete)

6.4 Income Support

6.5 Invalid Care Allowance

6.6 Disability (Extension Fund Data Incomplete)

*433(260 EXT) of these clients are known to have Downs Syndrome

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7. Geographical distribution of clients at 31 December

Extension Fund

1993 Fund

 

No of clients

per 100,000 pop

No of clients

per 100,000 pop

 

2001

2002

2001

2002

2001

2002

2001

2002

National average

13.6

12.1

13.1

15.0

England

 

Barking & Dagenham

4

4

2.5

2.5

10

10

6.4

6.4

Barnet

30

30

9.3

9.3

51

53

15.9

16.5

Barnsley

37

34

16.2

14.9

64

83

28.1

36.5

Bath & North East Somerset

15

12

9.0

7.2

9

9

5.4

5.4

Bedfordshire

24

25

6.4

6.7

34

47

9.1

12.6

Bexley

15

12

6.8

5.4

26

34

11.8

15.5

Birmingham

185

160

18.1

15.7

155

178

15.2

17.5

Blackburn with Darwen

11

9

8.1

6.6

6

6

4.4

4.4

Blackpool

24

24

17.2

17.2

14

17

10

12.2

Bolton

50

45

18.7

16.9

27

38

10.1

14.2

Bournemouth

2

3

1.2

1.8

5

11

3.1

6.8

Bracknell Forest

5

5

4.6

4.6

5

7

4.6

6.4

Bradford

74

65

15.1

13.3

62

75

12.6

15.3

Brent

39

29

16.4

12.2

36

45

15.1

18.9

Brighton & Hove

13

19

5.2

7.6

13

14

5.2

5.6

Bristol

75

72

20.0

19.2

73

73

19.5

19.5

Bromley

15

12

5.0

4.0

22

22

7.4

7.4

Buckinghamshire

28

26

5.9

5.5

52

61

11

13.0

Bury

20

16

10.9

8.7

17

14

9.3

7.6

Calderdale

15

13

7.8

6.7

21

41

10.9

21.4

Cambridgeshire

34

31

6.3

5.7

38

41

7

7.6

Camden

38

34

20.0

17.9

28

28

14.7

14.7

Cheshire

27

25

4.0

3.7

81

96

12.1

14.3

Cornwall

26

25

5.4

5.2

32

44

6.6

9.1

Coventry

57

53

18.7

17.4

102

130

33.5

42.7

Croydon

26

21

7.8

6.3

15

22

4.5

6.6

Cumbria

60

53

12.2

10.7

105

126

21.3

25.6

Darlington

21

21

20.9

20.9

9

20

8.9

19.9

Derby

21

18

8.9

7.6

48

56

20.4

23.8

Derbyshire

55

49

7.8

7.0

175

175

25

25.0

Devon

75

67

11.0

9.8

63

76

9.2

11.1

Doncaster

64

51

21.8

17.3

23

21

7.8

7.1

Dorset

19

16

5.0

4.2

24

34

6.4

9.1

Dudley

52

46

16.6

14.7

18

27

5.7

8.6

Durham

115

104

23.4

21.1

72

78

14.6

15.8

Ealing

32

28

10.7

9.4

28

27

9.4

9.0

East Riding of Yorkshire

20

17

6.4

5.4

16

20

5.1

6.4

East Sussex

27

30

5.5

6.1

32

34

6.5

7.0

Enfield

37

31

14.0

11.8

14

15

5.3

5.7

Essex

112

101

8.6

7.8

123

135

9.5

10.4

Gateshead

7

5

3.4

2.4

15

18

7.4

8.9

Gloucestershire

45

38

8.1

6.8

44

45

7.9

8.1

Greenwich

55

50

25.8

23.5

37

46

17.3

21.6

Hackney

26

25

13.5

12.9

43

44

22.3

22.8

Halton

13

12

10.4

9.6

20

27

16.1

21.7

Hammersmith & Fulham

49

32

31.2

20.3

17

18

10.8

11.4

Hampshire

90

88

7.5

7.3

118

139

9.8

11.5

Haringey

48

45

22.2

20.8

29

31

13.4

14.3

Harrow

14

14

6.6

6.6

8

9

3.8

4.2

Hartlepool

17

16

19.1

17.9

16

29

17.9

32.5

Havering

19

16

8.2

6.9

11

13

4.7

5.6

Herefordshire

17

15

10.1

8.9

39

51

23.3

30.5

Hertfordshire

49

48

4.9

4.8

73

80

7.3

8.0

Hillingdon

25

23

10.7

9.9

15

24

6.4

10.3

Hounslow

20

20

9.7

9.7

27

29

13.2

14.1

Isle Of Wight

3

3

2.3

2.3

12

10

9.2

7.6

Islington

52

45

29.4

25.4

18

21

10.1

11.8

Kensington & Chelsea

30

25

19.4

16.2

15

19

9.7

12.3

Kent

58

53

4.4

4.0

70

82

5.3

6.2

Kingston upon Hull

35

29

13.0

10.7

12

11

4.4

4.0

Kingston upon Thames

5

6

3.4

4.1

11

10

7.6

6.9

Kirklees

31

28

7.9

7.1

7

12

1.7

3.0

Knowsley

50

48

32.4

31.1

35

32

22.7

20.7

Lambeth

39

30

14.7

11.3

32

34

12

12.8

Lancashire

95

83

8.2

7.2

78

84

6.8

7.3

Leeds

90

81

12.3

11.1

36

36

4.9

4.9

Leicester

29

29

9.6

9.6

43

53

14.3

17.6

Leicestershire

26

24

4.3

4.0

27

33

4.5

5.5

Lewisham

36

32

14.9

13.3

26

24

10.8

9.9

Lincolnshire

62

56

10.1

9.1

49

60

8

9.8

Liverpool

125

114

27.3

24.9

221

246

48.3

53.8

Luton

6

5

3.3

2.7

13

17

7.1

9.3

Manchester

92

86

21.5

20.1

99

109

23.1

25.4

Medway

39

34

15.9

13.9

8

10

3.2

4.0

Merton

8

7

4.8

4.2

14

17

8.4

10.3

Middlesborough

38

34

26.3

23.6

10

24

6.9

16.6

Milton Keynes

16

13

7.8

6.3

30

32

14.6

15.6

Newcastle Upon Tyne

43

40

14.6

13.6

70

68

23.8

23.1

Newham

30

23

14.1

10.8

24

28

11.3

13.2

Norfolk

48

39

6.1

4.9

20

19

2.5

2.4

North East Lincolnshire

20

19

12.5

11.9

7

9

4.3

5.6

North Lincolnshire

64

59

38.5

35.5

12

12

7.2

7.2

North Somerset

21

18

11.2

9.6

19

22

10.1

11.7

North Tyneside

10

8

5.1

4.1

17

29

8.7

14.9

North Yorkshire

13

16

2.0

2.5

51

69

8.1

11.0

Northamptonshire

33

26

5.5

4.3

40

48

6.6

8.0

Northumberland

18

17

5.8

5.5

18

16

5.8

5.2

Nottingham

55

47

19.3

16.5

33

34

11.6

11.9

Nottinghamshire

118

104

15.7

13.8

88

99

11.7

13.2

Oldham

20

19

9.1

8.6

22

24

10

10.9

Oxfordshire

52

46

8.5

7.5

60

65

9.8

10.6

Peterborough

9

7

5.8

4.5

7

7

4.5

4.5

Plymouth

18

17

7.1

6.7

27

26

10.6

10.2

Poole

7

7

5.0

5.0

5

6

3.5

4.3

Portsmouth

19

14

9.9

7.3

4

8

2.1

4.2

Reading

24

21

18.4

16.1

17

19

13

14.6

Redbridge

9

10

3.8

4.3

22

29

9.4

12.5

Redcar & Cleveland

21

16

14.8

11.3

12

17

8.4

12.0

Richmond upon Thames

9

8

4.9

4.3

15

17

8.2

9.3

Rochdale

35

31

17.3

15.3

19

19

9.3

9.3

Rotherham

33

32

12.9

12.5

87

85

34

33.2

Royal

2

2

1.4

1.4

5

4

3.5

2.8

Rutland

1

1

2.8

2.8

3

6

8.4

16.8

Salford

50

46

21.9

20.1

26

29

11.4

12.7

Sandwell

42

38

14.2

12.9

31

31

10.5

10.5

Sefton

46

41

15.8

14.1

88

103

30.3

35.5

Sheffield

72

61

13.6

11.5

114

129

21.5

24.4

Shropshire

46

44

16.5

15.8

87

92

31.3

33.1

Slough

3

3

3.0

3.0

4

3

4

3.0

Solihull

18

18

8.7

8.7

24

27

11.7

13.1

Somerset

41

36

8.4

7.4

38

45

7.8

9.2

South Gloucestershire

28

24

12.4

10.6

28

30

12.4

13.3

South Tyneside

15

12

9.5

7.6

8

6

5.1

3.8

Southampton

9

7

4.2

3.3

17

15

8

7.1

Southend

19

15

11.3

8.9

12

12

7.1

7.1

Southwark

31

20

13.9

9.0

14

12

6.3

5.4

St Helens

36

30

20.0

16.6

32

42

17.7

23.3

Staffordshire

33

28

3.1

2.6

54

61

5

5.7

Stockport

54

49

18.5

16.8

14

20

4.8

6.8

Stockton-on-Tees

39

36

22.0

20.3

16

25

9

14.1

Stoke-on-Trent

16

13

6.4

5.2

10

14

4

5.6

Suffolk

30

24

4.5

3.6

97

107

14.5

16.0

Sunderland

66

62

22.2

20.8

13

12

4.3

4.0

Surrey

39

35

3.6

3.3

71

82

6.7

7.7

Sutton

7

7

3.9

3.9

4

4

2.2

2.2

Swindon (Thamesdown)

9

9

5.0

5.0

17

20

9.4

11.1

Tameside

11

10

5.0

4.5

44

41

20

18.6

Telford & Wrekin

67

61

48.9

44.5

51

51

37.2

37.2

Thurrock

8

8

6.0

6.0

10

12

7.5

9.0

Torbay

32

26

26.8

21.8

5

5

4.2

4.2

Tower Hamlets

16

13

8.8

7.2

15

15

8.3

8.3

Trafford

6

6

2.8

2.8

22

27

10.2

12.6

Wakefield

60

54

18.8

17.0

12

16

3.7

5.0

Walsall

63

53

23.9

20.1

24

25

9.1

9.5

Waltham Forest

33

31

14.9

14.0

51

63

23

28.4

Wandsworth

22

14

8.4

5.3

7

6

2.6

2.2

Warrington

16

14

8.4

7.3

8

13

4.2

6.8

Warwickshire

36

35

7.2

7.0

67

73

13.5

14.7

West Berkshire

5

5

3.5

3.5

16

18

11.2

12.6

West Sussex

44

35

6.0

4.7

48

58

6.5

7.9

Westminster

22

19

10.3

8.9

15

18

7

8.4

Wigan

39

33

12.5

10.6

49

47

15.8

15.1

Wiltshire

16

15

3.6

3.4

43

41

9.8

9.4

Wirral

58

49

17.6

14.9

33

49

10

14.9

Wokingham

6

6

4.2

4.2

2

4

1.4

2.8

Wolverhampton

78

70

31.9

28.6

30

31

12.2

12.6

Worcestershire

72

70

13.4

13.0

64

74

11.9

13.8

York

15

14

8.5

7.9

29

27

16.4

15.3

 

 

N Ireland

 

Eastern H&SS Board

177

157

28.0

24.8

123

159

19.4

25.1

Northern H&SS Board

150

139

38.2

35.4

54

60

13.7

15.3

Southern H&SS Board

177

155

61.8

54.1

67

73

23.4

25.5

Western H&SS Board

225

201

86.8

77.6

53

49

20.4

18.9

 

 

Scotland

 

Aberdeen

26

23

11.8

10.4

18

18

8.1

8.1

Aberdeenshire

43

38

20.4

18.0

47

53

22.3

25.2

Angus

7

6

7.5

6.4

8

13

8.6

13.9

Argyll & Bute

14

13

13.3

12.3

23

38

21.9

36.1

Clackmannanshire

12

11

25.5

23.4

20

22

42.5

46.8

Dumfries & Galloway

28

24

19.0

16.2

25

24

16.9

16.2

Dundee

20

16

13.2

10.5

12

15

7.9

9.9

East Ayrshire

45

42

36.2

33.8

19

22

15.3

17.7

East Dumbartonshire

13

13

11.8

11.8

13

14

11.8

12.7

East Lothian

17

15

20.4

18.0

26

32

31.3

38.5

East Renfrewshire

6

9

10.3

15.5

26

30

44.8

51.7

Edinburgh

58

58

13.7

13.7

118

132

28

31.3

Falkirk

25

24

17.5

16.8

17

23

11.9

16.1

Fife

63

59

17.9

16.7

57

69

16.2

19.6

Glasgow

449

390

68.5

59.5

218

262

33.2

40.0

Highland

18

17

8.6

8.1

25

31

11.9

14.8

Inverclyde

21

19

23.3

21.1

7

10

7.7

11.1

Midlothian

37

33

46.2

41.2

15

20

18.7

25.0

Moray

7

7

8.1

8.1

8

9

9.3

10.4

North Ayrshire

28

24

20.0

17.1

33

39

23.5

27.8

North Lanarkshire

235

223

77.5

73.5

111

126

36.6

41.5

Orkney Islands

5

4

24.3

19.4

6

9

29.1

43.7

Perthshire & Kinross

19

12

14.6

9.2

25

25

19.2

19.2

Renfrewshire

52

45

29.1

25.2

33

49

18.5

27.4

Scottish Borders

17

16

16.5

15.5

5

7

4.8

6.7

Shetlands Islands

1

1

4.3

4.3

5

5

21.6

21.6

South Ayrshire

25

20

21.9

17.5

31

34

27.1

29.8

South Lanarkshire

138

127

57.0

52.4

88

112

36.3

46.2

Stirling

17

13

20.6

15.7

13

15

15.7

18.2

West Dumbartonshire

27

23

32.5

27.7

12

14

14.4

16.8

West Lothian

42

39

28.6

26.5

23

25

15.6

17.0

Western Isles

12

11

42.9

39.3

3

4

10.7

14.3

 

 

Wales

 

Anglesey

13

11

19.3

16.4

25

24

37.2

35.7

Blaenau Gwent

11

9

14.2

11.6

17

19

22

24.6

Bridgend

30

28

22.3

20.8

28

36

20.8

26.8

Caerphilly

10

10

5.8

5.8

32

29

18.7

16.9

Cardiff

52

45

17.9

15.5

119

123

41

42.4

Carmarthenshire

27

25

15.7

14.6

72

83

42.1

48.5

Ceredigion

14

12

20.0

17.2

14

18

20

25.8

Conwy

9

10

8.1

9.0

47

55

42.3

49.5

Denbighshire

27

25

27.5

25.5

41

45

41.8

45.9

Flintshire

34

31

23.7

21.6

49

55

34.2

38.4

Gwynedd

15

15

12.5

12.5

42

46

35

38.3

Merthyr Tydfil

6

4

10.1

6.7

34

38

57.3

64.0

Monmouthshire

10

8

11.5

9.2

28

31

32.4

35.9

Neath & Port Talbot

15

14

12.8

11.9

48

50

41

42.7

Newport

5

8

3.8

6.1

34

37

26.1

28.4

Pembrokeshire

16

13

14.1

11.4

48

59

42.3

52.0

Powys

9

10

7.2

8.0

39

43

31.5

34.7

Rhondda/Cynon/Taff

31

26

13.3

11.1

64

81

27.4

34.7

Swansea

49

42

21.2

18.2

38

40

16.4

17.3

Torfaen

4

5

4.4

5.5

57

65

63

71.9

Vale of Glamorgan

27

24

23.2

20.6

42

45

36.2

38.7

Wrexham

52

48

41.5

38.3

95

94

75.8

75.0


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