Local Government Ombudsman, 2012


This complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman was brought by a man on behalf of his brother who lives in supported accommodation for people with severe learning disabilities. He complained that:

  • his brother lost his ILF (Independent Living Fund) funding when he moved into the supported accommodation 2001;
  • this was because the Council wrongly said that Mr A was in residential care and so was no longer eligible for ILF;
  • the Council then took too long to address his concerns.