Following the decision by Government to close the ILF on 30 June 2015, the Independent Living Fund (ILF), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), and the Local Government Association (LGA) have reaffirmed their commitment to working in partnership to support the effective transfer of ILF users to sole local authority support from July 2015 by re-launching their code of practice.

The code aims to maximise the success of the review programme and enhance the customer journey throughout transition by providing key principles to underpin partnership working. The code is intended to act as best practice guidance and does not change local authority’s statutory duties. Where the code refers to eligible care needs this means eligible care needs under local authority criteria following the implementation of the Care Act from April2015