To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), regarding the topic of homelessness in your area. The information that I require is as follows:

• What was the number of people in temporary accommodation organised by the council in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010 to 2018?
• How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many people were placed in B&B accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many people were given temporary accommodation outside of the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• What is the average cost per night paid by the council for temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email and I will be pleased to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you very much for your help regarding this topic, I look forward to you reply in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Thomas

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

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Dear Emily
 
Thank you for your request of information which is being considered. You
may be aware that we have to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI)
requests within 20 working days and as soon as is reasonably practicable,
therefore you will receive a response by 18 October 2019 or earlier.
For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then some or all
of the information may not be released. You will be informed if this is
the case, including your rights of appeal.
 
If any of the information you have requested is not contained in a
recorded format, South Norfolk Council is not obliged to create
information for the purpose of responding to your request

There may be a fee payable for ‘reasonable disbursement’ costs such as
postage and photocopying. This will be considered and you will be informed
if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the
information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for
responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please let me know.  If you do
contact us again concerning this request, please quote FOI 19-482.
 
Regards
 
Tracy Brady
Democratic Services and Governance Officer
t 01508 535321 e [email address]  
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Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

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Dear Emily
 
I refer to your Freedom of Information request to which I am now in a
position to respond. My response is outlined below along with your
questions for ease of reference.
 
Due to Data retention please find information detailed below for the past
5 years only. 
 
Due to data we hold we can provide information on the number of households
but we are not currently able to break this down to show how many
individuals.  A household could be a single person, couple or family.
 
•     What was the number of people in temporary accommodation organised
by the council in each of the years from 2010-2018?
            2014-2015 – 72 households
2015-2016 – 56 households
2016-2017 – 76 households
2017-2018 -  74 households
2018-2019 -  85 households
 
•     How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each
of the years from 2010 to 2018?
      Not recorded
 
•     How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each
of the years from 2010-2018?
      Duplicate question - Not recorded
 
•     What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary
accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?
 
            Average length of time (Days) (all households)
            2014-2015       59
2015-2016       46
2016-2017       44
2017-2018       38
2018-2019       50
 
•     How many people were placed in B&B accommodation in each of the
years from 2010-2018?
 
      Households placed in B&B type accommodation
            2014-2015       45
2015-2016       29
2016-2017       46
2017-2018       32
2018-2019       34
 
•     How many people were given temporary accommodation outside of the
council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?
     
Households placed in B&B type accommodation
            2014-2015       45
2015-2016       29
2016-2017       46
2017-2018       32
2018-2019       34
 
•     How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the
council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?
      Not recorded
 
•     What is the average cost per night paid by the council for temporary
accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?
 
            For B&B type accommodation Only
 
2014-2015       £22.00            
2015-2016       £25.00
2016-2017       £28.00
2017-2018       £30.00            
2018-2019       £35.00
 
I hope this is of assistance and is sufficient to meet your requirements,
but if, for whatever reason you wish to get back to me, please feel free
to do so. In particular if you are unhappy with the information provided
or how your request was handled please let me know and I will explain how
you can request an internal review of our decision. 
 
Please quote FOI 19-482 in any further correspondence concerning this
request.
 
Regards
 
Emma Goddard
Senior Governance Officer & Deputy Monitoring Officer
t 01508 533943 e [email address]  
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and any attachments are free from known viruses but in keeping with good
computing practice, you should ensure they are virus free. Emails sent
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and South Norfolk Council may be monitored. 
 

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