Policies on the use of temporary accommodation

Kevin Garvey made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

I wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Supreme Court judgement on Nzolameso v City of Westminster (2nd
April 2015) recommended that local authorities produce and publish
two policies on temporary accommodation. One on allocating
temporary accommodation and one on procuring temporary
accommodation.

1. Please can you send us your local authority’s most up to date
version of the following policies?:

 your policy for allocating temporary accommodation units,
including any details on the individual factors that are taken into
account when offering temporary accommodation to households and
including any policies or guidance on allocating temporary
accommodation that is outside of your local authority boundaries.
 your policy for procuring units of temporary accommodation to
meet anticipated demand during the coming 12 months.

2. Please can you confirm when these policies were last updated?

3. Please can you confirm if there are plans to update either or
both in the next twelve months, and, if so, when this will be?

Many thanks for your help. This information will be invaluable for
our work to assist local authorities to respond to the current
guidance on the use of temporary accommodation.

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Garvey

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 887415
 
 
Dear Mr. Garvey 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 25
February 2016.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
I wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Supreme Court judgement on Nzolameso v City of Westminster (2nd April
2015) recommended that local authorities produce and publish two policies
on temporary accommodation. One on allocating
temporary accommodation and one on procuring temporary
accommodation.

1. Please can you send us your local authority’s most up to date
version of the following policies?:

? your policy for allocating temporary accommodation units,
including any details on the individual factors that are taken into
account when offering temporary accommodation to households and
including any policies or guidance on allocating temporary
accommodation that is outside of your local authority boundaries.
? your policy for procuring units of temporary accommodation to
meet anticipated demand during the coming 12 months.

2. Please can you confirm when these policies were last updated?

3. Please can you confirm if there are plans to update either or
both in the next twelve months, and, if so, when this will be?

Many thanks for your help. This information will be invaluable for
our work to assist local authorities to respond to the current
guidance on the use of temporary accommodation.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 24 March 2016 - this is 20 working days
from the date of receipt.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 

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James Hackett, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

3 Atodiad

Our reference:  887415
 
Dear Mr. Garvey
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 25 February 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
James Hackett
Graduate Trainee – H&F In Touch
 
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