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Homelessness temporary accommodation

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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

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Ms Thomas,

Thank you for your request for information dated 20 September 2019.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 18 October 2019.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road
Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Madam,

Freedom of Information Request – ENQ11807-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information dated 20 Sep 2019 in which you asked for the following information:

•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?

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act') The Council is obliged to:

• Let you know whether we hold the information you have requested
• Provide you with the requested information, if held, (subject to any exemptions under the Act which may apply).

I can confirm that Wiltshire Council holds some of the information you have requested. The information you requested is as follows;

• How many people were placed in B&B accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018? We haven’t used B&B since 2010
• How many people were given temporary accommodation outside of the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018? 0
• How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018? 0
• What is the average cost per night paid by the council for temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018? I assume this is related to B&B type (Nightly accommodation) this is not something we provide in Wiltshire

I can confirm that Wiltshire Council holds the information you have requested in points 1 - 4 , however, Section 21 of the Act removes the obligation to provide you with the information as it is reasonably accessible to you by other means. Section 21 is an absolute exemption meaning no public interest test is necessary.

The information you have requested is as follows;

• What was the number of people in temporary accommodation organised by the council in each of the years from 2010-2018? https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

• How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010 to 2018? https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

• How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010-2018? https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

• What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018? https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

Information supplied under the Act may be subject to copyright protection under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You may use the information provided in response to your request under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

If you are dissatisfied with the above response you have a right to request a review of your request for information. Details of the complaints and review procedure are appended to this letter.

Yours sincerely

Miss Sukhvir Kaur
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]

Freedom of Information Complaints & Review Procedure

Any person who has requested information from Wiltshire Council, which has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act is entitled to complain and request an internal review of their request for information if they are dissatisfied with the response they have received.

Requests for review of Freedom of Information requests must be made in writing (includes email) to:

Freedom of Information Lead
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

Email [email address]

Please include the reference number, date of your request and details of why the review is being requested. Requests for review should be brought to the attention of the Freedom of Information Lead within 40 calendar days of the response to the original request.

Any request for review will be acknowledged in writing confirming the reasons for the review. The Freedom of Information Lead will allocate the review to someone who is independent of the original decision. The person conducting the review will set a target date for a response with the intention to complete the review within 20 working days. In more complex cases the review may take up to 40 working days.

The reviewer will conduct a full review of the handling of the request for information and of decisions taken, including decisions taken about where the public interest lies in respect of exempt information where applicable. The review enables a re-evaluation of the case, taking into account any matters raised by the requestor.

On completion of the review the reviewer will reply to the requestor with the result of the review. If the requestor is still dissatisfied following the review they should contact the Information Commissioner to appeal the decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted using the following details:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate)
01625 545 745 (national rate)
Email: [email address]

Dear Ms Thomas,

Thank you for your request for information dated 20 September 2019.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 18 October 2019.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywEmily Thomas mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.