Housing

Name removed (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to East Hertfordshire District Council

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Name removed (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear East Hertfordshire District Council,

Dear Sir or Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with details and copies of the following:

Can you please provide me with information on the following

1) Does the Council currently operate any form of supplier framework for
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

2) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, please provide the supplier list
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

3) Does the Council has management agreements with providers?
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

4) What are the rates council pay for providers with in the borough and outside the borough ( Example: self-contained nightly rate, single/double/triple/quadruple room nightly rate)
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

5) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend of:-
a. Temporary Accommodation –
b. Emergency Accommodation -

6) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend of “spot purchases” or housing placements that were not purchased on the supplier list(if one does exist)
a. Temporary Accommodation –
b. Emergency Accommodation -

7) What has been the number of placements in the financial year of 2016/17 broken down into temporary and emergency accommodation?
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

8) During the financial year of 2016/17 how many placements were above the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate?
a. Temporary Accommodation –
b. Emergency Accommodation –

9) Please can you provide me with a hierarchy of the team that comprises the Housing Department with full names, contact details and job roles?

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release information as soon as possible.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically. If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

My contact details are below, please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully

[name removed]

eastherts@infreemation.co.uk,

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eastherts@infreemation.co.uk,

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Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ.

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eastherts@infreemation.co.uk,

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed
and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1) Does the Council currently operate any form of supplier framework for
a. Temporary Accommodation- b. Emergency Accommodation-  No

 

2) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, please provide the
supplier list a. Temporary Accommodation- b. Emergency Accommodation- Not
applicable

 

3) Does the Council has management agreements with providers?  No

a. Temporary Accommodation-

b. Emergency Accommodation-

 

4) What are the rates council pay for providers with in the borough and
outside the borough ( Example: self-contained nightly rate,
single/double/triple/quadruple room nightly rate) a. Temporary
Accommodation- b. Emergency Accommodation-  No framewpork - Not applicable

 

 

5) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend
of:- a. Temporary Accommodation – b. Emergency Accommodation -  No
framework - not applicable

 

 

6) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend of
“spot purchases” or housing placements that were not purchased on the
supplier list(if one does exist) a. Temporary Accommodation – b. Emergency
Accommodation -

Temporary accommodation - none spot purchased provided in the councils own
self contained hostel

Emergency - Bed and Breakfast: 33,362

: 7) What has been the number of placements in the financial year of
2016/17 broken down into temporary and emergency accommodation?

a. Temporary Accommodation- provided in the councils own self contained
hostel

b. Emergency Accommodation - 33 households

 

8) During the financial year of 2016/17 how many placements were above the
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate?

a. Temporary Accommodation – supported accommodation so exempt

b. Emergency Accommodation – None appliocants cahrged at LHA rate and the
additional costs paid through the general fund.

 

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Information Commissioners Office
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Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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Thank you for your request.

 

 

Information Management Team
East Herts Council
www.eastherts.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1279 655261
Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ.

*Please note: Information released under the Freedom of Information Act
may also be published on our website, along with details of the intitial
request.