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Homeless accommodation: private providers

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Dear council team

I am looking for information on the amount paid by the council to private sector providers of homeless accommodation. This includes:

1a. The total amount paid to private external providers of homeless accommodation in the last five years, including:
• 2017/18
• 2018/19
• 2019/20
• 2020/21
• 2021 to present

b. Please include a breakdown for the amount spent on temporary accommodation including:
• privately owned B&B accommodation
• hostels
• hotel accommodation
• private rentals

c. Please provide a list of all private providers contracted by the council to provide homeless accommodation in the last five years, as above. Please include a breakdown of the amount spent on the accommodation of each provider.

I am making this request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. However, if this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it?

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Karin Goodwin

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Karin Goodwin

Request for information: Homeless accommodation: private providers

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:13716.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2022-02-21
00:00:00. We hope to respond within this timescale but, due to the
staffing/capacity issues with COVID-19, some requests may take little
longer.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

Regards

FOI Officer

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HousingAdmin, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Ms Goodwin

 

Request for information: Homeless accommodation: private providers

Reference: argyllbuteir:13716.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

I have provided the following information in fulfilment of your request:

 

ORIGINAL REQUEST QUESTIONS

I am looking for information on the amount paid by the council to private
sector providers of homeless accommodation. This includes:

 

1a. The total amount paid to private external providers of homeless
accommodation in the last five years, including:

 

•       2017/18

 

•       2018/19

 

•       2019/20

 

•       2020/21

 

•       2021 to present

 

 

 

b. Please include a breakdown for the amount spent on temporary
accommodation including:

 

•       privately owned B&B accommodation

 

•       hostels

 

•       hotel accommodation

 

•       private rentals

 

 

c. Please provide a list of all private providers contracted by the
council to provide homeless accommodation in the last five years, as
above. Please include a breakdown of the amount spent on the accommodation
of each provider.

 

Response

The attached spreadsheet provides a detailed response to the request.
Please note that the amounts detailed in Part C are included in Parts A
and B.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response.

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -
www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Housing Admin

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

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