Emmergency Accomodation Providers

Christian Douglas made this Freedom of Information request to Bradford City Council

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Christian Douglas

Dear Bradford City Council,

I am in the process of establishing a emergency accommodation provision in Bradford. I will be grateful for information regarding the following;

1) How do you currently accommodate homeless people, who the Council accept as a duty of care/homeless?
2) How do you currently accommodate homeless people (in emergency situations) who the Council accept as a duty of care/homeless?
3) Can you explain your commissioning process for new private emergency accommodation providers?
4) Do private organisations need to go through the tendering process or Council framework to
accommodate/accept referrals for homeless people, who the council have a duty of care for/accept homeless? If so, please provide information regarding the website to access this. If not, what is the process that private providers will need to follow?
5) How many registered private emergency accommodation providers do the Council currently use or commission, to accommodate homeless people referred by the Council and accepted as a duty of care?
6) Do you operate an approved providers list of emergency accommodation providers? If so, how do I register? If not, what is the process?
7) What is the average weekly cost of placing someone into emergency accommodation (paid by the Council) and how is this paid to private accommodation providers I.e. time, amount, process?
8) How many people (on average) attend the Council as homeless (monthly or annually)? Of these, how many are accepted with a duty of care and put forward for emergency accommodation (monthly or annually)?
9) Does the Council currently have a need for new emergency accommodation providers?
10) Please can you provide a contact for the person leading on commissioning new emergency accommodation providers? If not, please can you provide a clear process for new emergency accommodation providers to register and provide emergency accommodation?

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Christian Douglas

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Mark Dewar, Bradford City Council

Dear Christian,

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Mark
Dewar                                                                          

Service Coordination Officer

Economy & Development

 

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Margaret McMillan Tower,

Bradford, BD1 1NN

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Place

 

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Mark Dewar, Bradford City Council

Dear Christian,

 

I refer to the freedom of information request submitted to Bradford
Council on 22 August 2018.  Your request, and the Council’s response, are
detailed below.

 

Your request:

 

1)            How do you currently accommodate homeless people, who the
Council accept as a duty of care/homeless?  

2)            How do you currently accommodate homeless people (in
emergency situations) who the Council accept as a duty of care/homeless?

3)            Can you explain your commissioning process for new private
emergency accommodation providers?

4)            Do private organisations need to go through the tendering
process or Council framework to accommodate/accept referrals for homeless
people, who the council have a duty of care for/accept homeless? If so,
please provide information regarding the website to access this. If not,
what is the process that private providers will need to follow?

5)            How many registered private emergency accommodation
providers do the Council currently use or commission, to accommodate
homeless people referred by the Council and accepted as a duty of care?

6)            Do you operate an approved providers list of emergency
accommodation providers? If so, how do I register? If not, what is the
process?

7)            What is the average weekly cost of placing someone into
emergency accommodation (paid by the Council) and how is this paid to
private accommodation providers I.e. time, amount, process?

8)            How many people (on average) attend the Council as homeless
(monthly or annually)? Of these, how many are accepted with a duty of care
and put forward for emergency accommodation (monthly or annually)?

9)            Does the Council currently have a need for new emergency
accommodation providers?

10)          Please can you provide a contact for the person leading on
commissioning new emergency accommodation providers? If not, please can
you provide a clear process for new emergency accommodation providers to
register and provide emergency accommodation?

 

Council’s response:

 

1.            We commission an external provider to provide our temporary
accommodation in dispersed and hostel units. We also use B&B providers.

2.            See above.

3.            All opportunities for housing related support services are
advertised via YORtender.

4.            All opportunities are advertised via YORtender
([1]www.yortender.co.uk)

5.            Housing related support contracts:

Homeless contract was awarded to Horton Housing Support Ltd

Multiple needs contracts were awarded to Horton Housing Support Ltd

Young People at Risk contract was awarded to Centrepoint Soho

6.            There is currently a framework in place.
 [2]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/business/doi...

7.            The following are block contracts for housing related
support:

                The annual contract price for the homeless contract is
£244,214 and there are 18 hostel units, 84 dispersed unit and 10 floating
support units.

The annual contract price for the multiple needs generic contract is
£1,696,893 and there are 63 hostel units, 69 dispersed unit and 232
floating support units.

The annual contract price for the multiple needs high risk contract is
£394,614 and there are 14 hostel units, 20 dispersed unit and 58 floating
support units.

8.            These are the people who presented as Homeless who after
interview were categorised:

                In 2016/17: 1,118 presented as homeless with 407 accepted
as priority need and accommodated immediately.

                In 2017/18: 933 people presented as homeless with 353
accepted as priority.

9.            The Council cannot respond to subjective opinion based
queries under the terms of Freedom of Information.

10.          See Q6.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mark
Dewar                                                                          

Service Coordination Officer

Economy & Development

 

8th Floor,

Margaret McMillan Tower,

Bradford, BD1 1NN

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Place

 

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