Homelessness in Ribble

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Dear Ribble Valley Borough Council,

Please kindly provide the most current/recent total if known (or an estimate if you're not sure) of homeless people in Ribble Valley .

Without exceeding Section 12 costs, please kindly provide the total number of homeless people in Ribble Valley during 2017 known to be waiting longer than one week for shelter.

This forms part of a Lancashire-wide enquiry and your council was one of twelve referred to us by Lancashire County Council in this request: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

Lee Jefferson
Journalist

Contact, Ribble Valley Borough Council

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Thank you for your email this has been forwarded to the relevant department .
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Katharine Collinge, Ribble Valley Borough Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Jefferson

 

Please kindly refer to the attached correspondence.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Katharine Collinge

Legal Assistant and Freedom of Information Officer

Work Pattern:  Monday all day/ Tuesday all day / Wednesday am
Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe,
Lancashire BB7 2RA
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Tops for resident satisfaction – 94% of residents are satisfied with
Ribble Valley as a place to live (Perception Survey 2016)

Happiest residents in the UK – Ribble Valley has a ‘happiness rating’ of
8.2 compared to a UK average of 7.5 (Halifax Rural Quality of Life Survey
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Katharine Collinge, Ribble Valley Borough Council

4 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Jefferson

 

Please kindly refer to the attached correspondence.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Katharine Collinge

Legal Assistant and Freedom of Information Officer

Work Pattern:  Monday all day/ Tuesday all day / Wednesday am
Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe,
Lancashire BB7 2RA
T: 01200 414536 | E: [1][email address] | W:
[2]www.ribblevalley.gov.uk

[3]ribble valley logo

[4]RVBC Twitter logo

 

 

 

Tops for resident satisfaction – 94% of residents are satisfied with
Ribble Valley as a place to live (Perception Survey 2016)

Happiest residents in the UK – Ribble Valley has a ‘happiness rating’ of
8.2 compared to a UK average of 7.5 (Halifax Rural Quality of Life Survey
2016)
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Dear Katharine Collinge,

Thank you for your letter requesting clarification of our Freedom of Information request dated 2nd December 2017 in which we asked the authority to kindly provide the most current/recent total if known (or an estimate if you're not sure) of homeless people in Ribble Valley.

We can confirm the above was asking for the most up to date number of homeless people in 2017 known to your council in that single period. For instance you could say "As of 19th December 2017 our current total of homeless people in Ribble Valley is 3". If you have a snapshot which gives your council an idea of how many homeless people are in Ribble Valley at any one time we would appreciate the figures from that. Please note other councils across Lancashire have chosen to answer this request in various ways so feel free to refer to their responses below. It may be that one of them operates in a similar way to yourselves. Or it may be that you don't have any record of homeless people - that's fine too (if you could let us know).

In the second part of our request we asked "Without exceeding Section 12 costs, please kindly provide the total number of homeless people in Ribble Valley during 2017 known to be waiting longer than one week for shelter." Here we are asking for the total count of homeless people in 2017 known to be waiting longer than one week for a bed to sleep in with a roof over their head. It could be that (unless they are ill) that bed is only for use during the night. Again the responses from other councils in Lancashire below may assist in how you choose to answer this part of the request.

We informed you this forms part of a Lancashire-wide enquiry and your council was one of twelve referred to us by Lancashire County Council in this request: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Nine of the twelve councils have provided us with this information from their respective areas and we are happy to provide it for you to use as an aid in our request:

Hyndburn:
"Hyndburn Borough Council has 8 applicants on the housing register with a homelessness priority. "
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Fylde:
"No homeless person in Fylde waits longer than one week for shelter as we have a "No second night out" policy for all our homeless customers who have spent one night as street homeless. The Council provides accommodation for up to 5 nights for these customers which allows the Council to work with the customer in obtaining more suitable accommodation. 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 Target for 2017/18
Total number of homeless presentations: 93 102 92 84 80"
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Preston:
"The local authority level statistics about homelessness can be accessed here.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...
There is no night shelter in Preston but when the Winterwatch scheme is operating , accommodation is available on a night to night basis, for which there is no waiting time. "
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Chorley:
"Our current number of Street Homeless in Chorley is 0."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

West Lancashire:
"Please kindly provide the most current/recent total if known (or an estimate if you're not sure) of street homeless people known to West Lancashire County Council. Zero.
Without exceeding Section 12 costs, please kindly provide the total number of homeless people in West Lancashire during 2017 known by West Lancashire Council to be waiting longer than one week for overnight shelter (prior to being fully accommodated to the Council's satisfaction). Zero."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

South Ribble:
"Further to your recent Freedom of Information Request please find below the information on behalf of South Ribble Borough Council. I have taken your description of homeless to mean those as accepted as being statutorily homeless as per the 1996 Housing Act. Most recent total of homeless people in South Ribble: 15. Number of homeless people in 2017 in South Ribble known to be waiting longer than 1 week for shelter: 0"
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Burnley:
"On the rough sleeper count we conducted on 15th November 2017 there was one person known to be on the streets of Burnley."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Pendle:
"There are at present (11th December 2017) – 7 active homelessness applications. This doesn’t mean that all are actually homeless but this is the best information I can provide by way of response to your question."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Rossendale:
"Question One: Please kindly provide the most current/recent total if known (or an estimate if you're
not sure) of homeless people in Rossendale. Answer: The statistics are published on the DCLG website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...
Question Two: Without exceeding Section 12 costs, please kindly provide the total number of homeless people in Rossendale during 2017 known to be waiting longer than one week for shelter. Answer: 0"
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours sincerely,

Lee Jefferson
Journalist

Katharine Collinge, Ribble Valley Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Jefferson

Please kindly refer to the attached correspondence.

Yours faithfully

Katharine Collinge
Legal Assistant and Freedom of Information Officer
Work Pattern:  Monday all day/ Tuesday all day / Wednesday am
Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2RA
T: 01200 414536 | E: [email address] | W: www.ribblevalley.gov.uk

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Rachael Stott, Ribble Valley Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Hi
Current number of homeless rough sleepers is 0.
Without exceeding Section 12 costs, please kindly provide the total number of homeless people in Ribble Valley during 2017 known by Ribble Valley Council to be waiting longer than one week for overnight shelter (prior to being fully accommodated to the Council's satisfaction). Zero.
Regards Rachael

Rachael Stott
Housing Strategy Officer
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Council offices Church Walk
Clitheroe
BB7 2RA
Email; [email address]
01200 413235

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Katharine Collinge, Ribble Valley Borough Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Jefferson

 

Please find enclosed full response to your recent correspondence.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Katharine Collinge

Legal Assistant and Freedom of Information Officer

Work Pattern:  Monday all day/ Tuesday all day / Wednesday am
Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe,
Lancashire BB7 2RA
T: 01200 414536 | E: [1][email address] | W:
[2]www.ribblevalley.gov.uk

[3]ribble valley logo

[4]RVBC Twitter logo

 

 

Tops for resident satisfaction – 94% of residents are satisfied with
Ribble Valley as a place to live (Perception Survey 2016)

Happiest residents in the UK – Ribble Valley has a ‘happiness rating’ of
8.2 compared to a UK average of 7.5 (Halifax Rural Quality of Life Survey
2016)
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are taken to have read and accepted. 
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file attachments) it cannot guarantee that the content of an email
communication or any file attachment is virus free or has not been
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References

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