Medical housing prioritys

will smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

thankyou for your previous information can you tell me how many self assess medical requests there were between those periods and also the number of successful and unsuccessful priority's awarded

Yours faithfully,

will smith

FOI Requests, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

RFI - 2963

Thank you for your request for information received on 21st December I
am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 I have passed your request to relevant colleagues, and we will
respond to your request within 20 working days of receipt.

Regards,

Gemma

Gemma Snowball
Senior Admin Assistant
Chief Executives Office
Corporate Services
0191 211 6046 / x26046

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Samples, Jane (YHN),

Jane Samples
Right to Buy Manager

Corporate Services Website address: www.yhn.org.uk
Your Homes Newcastle Tel Direct Line: + 44 (0) 0191 278
8677
YHN House Fax + 44 (0) 0191 278 8603
Benton Park Road Email: [email address]
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7LX

Your Homes Newcastle Limited. Registerd in England and Wales
Registration Number 5076256.
Registered Office: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon
Tyne NE1 8PR. A company controlled by Newcastle City Council

Dear Will smith

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. We
have 40 days to respond to your request but as an organisation we have
adopted a response time of 20 working days. We are closed over the
Christmas period so you can expect a response by the 12 January 2011.
The officer dealing with your request is John Urwin Manager Housing
Needs\Your Choice Homes and Barbara Healy Your Choice Homes Coordinator.

Please contact me on the number below quoting ref FOI89 if you have any
queries.

Regards

Jane Samples
Right to Buy Manager
Corporate Services Website address: www.yhn.org.uk
Your Homes Newcastle Tel Direct Line: + 44 (0) 0191 278
8677
YHN House Fax + 44 (0) 0191 278 8603
Benton Park Road Email: [email address]
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7LX

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Robson, Ann (YHN),

Dear Mr Smith

Your freedom of information request has been passed to me to respond.

From the information available to us, which I should explain is available
in financial years; I can give you the following details:

Customers
Customer's Priorities Housed with
Reasons for awarded in period Health
New Registrations Moving? on Health Grounds Priority
Health &
Welfare
April 2008 to
March 2009 9535 247 411 231
April 2009 to
March 2010 9501 215 424 235
April 2010 to
December
2010(Q1-3) 7094 132 304 122
26130 594 1139 588

The above table shows you the number of new registrations the periods you
are interested in, of those registrations the number of customers who told
us at the time of registration that their reason for wanting to move was
"Health and Welfare", it shows how many priorities were awarded on health
grounds within the same periods and the number of customers housed within
those periods whilst holding priority status.

I would mention that any customer can approach us after registration and
request a health assessment should their health deteriorate; this approach
is logged onto the customer's electronic notes but again not in a way that
is accessible in reports.

Unfortunately we have not been able to report on negative decisions until
recently therefore we have no accurate information to be able to say how
many unsuccessful customers have applied for health assessments.

I hope that this satisfies your request.

Yours sincerely

Ann Robson

Your Choice Homes Monitoring Co-ordinator

Tenancy Services

Your Homes Newcastle

Your Choice Homes Tel: 0191 277 220

6-8 Saville Row Email:
[email address]

Newcastle upon Tyne Web:
www.yourchoicehomes.org

NE1 8J E Web: www.yhn.org.uk

Your Homes Newcastle Limited. Registration Number 5076256. Registered in
England and Wales
Registered Office: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon
Tyne. NE1 8PR.
A company controlled by Newcastle City Council

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Dear Robson, Ann (YHN),

Thank you for your reply, but i would like to ask, you have said that until recently you havnt been able to record unsucessfull requests, as of when and how many since that started. And i also asked with regards "self assessed medical priority" as you can also be referred by social services and health and welfare could mean many reasons including financial problems.I have also asked some questions like this to YHN but haven't received and response as of yet, if you look at the yhn authorities you will be able to see the questions asked.But once again thank you for the information

Yours sincerely,

will smith

Robson, Ann (YHN),

Dear Mr Smith

We have been able to record decisions not to award priority since June
this year; since that time there have been 96 decisions made not to
award priority.

Decisions on medical priority assessments are made by the "Health and
Welfare" team which is why that terminology is used. All assessments
are made from forms completed by the customer i.e. self assessment
forms.

My involvement with this is in relation to the statistics I have given
to you only. Your mail of 21st December forwarded to me asks:

"Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

thankyou for your previous information can you tell me how many
self assess medical requests there were between those periods and
also the number of successful and unsuccessful priority's awarded"

If you have asked other questions of YHN which they have not yet
responded to then you should direct your further query the person you
were previously dealing with.

Yours sincerely

Ann Robson

Your Choice Homes Monitoring Co-ordinator

Tenancy Services

Your Homes Newcastle

Your Choice Homes Tel: 0191 277 2020

6-8 Saville Row Email:
[email address]

Newcastle upon Tyne Web: www.yourchoicehomes.org

NE1 8J E Web: www.yhn.org.uk

Your Homes Newcastle Limited. Registration Number 5076256. Registered
in England and Wales
Registered Office: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle
upon Tyne. NE1 8PR.
A company controlled by Newcastle City Council

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Samples, Jane (YHN),

4 Atodiad

Dear Sirs

We responded to Mr Will Smith's Freedom of Information directly. However,
attached is the copy of our response so you can log it on your record.

Regards

Jane Samples
Right to Buy Manager

Corporate Services Website address: www.yhn.org.uk
Your Homes Newcastle Tel Direct Line: + 44 (0) 0191 278 8677
YHN House Fax + 44 (0) 0191 278 8603
Benton Park Road Email: [email address]
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7LX

Your Homes Newcastle Limited. Registerd in England and Wales Registration
Number 5076256.
Registered Office: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon
Tyne NE1 8PR. A company controlled by Newcastle City Council