Use of properties in Essex for temporary accommodation

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,
Please specify the number and type of properties you have used separately in the following boroughs for a) temporary accommodation for homelessness and b) preventative homelessness by financial year in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018 April to December.

i) Basildon
ii) Braintree
iii) Brentwood
iv) Castle Point
v) Chelmsford
vi) Colchester
vii) Epping Forest
viii) Harlow
ix) Maldon
x) Rochford
xi) Tendring
xii) Uttlesford

Please provide the information by property type, tenure and size as follows (or as close to this as possible depending on how you record the information):

a) Paid nightly (B and B) room with shared facilities
b) Paid nightly hostel (room with shared facilities)
c) room self contained (studio)
d) 1 bed room self contained
e) 2 bed room self contained
f) 3 bed room self contained
g) 4 or more bed room self contained
For each property the tenure type – direct with private landlord, leased by council from private landlord, housing association, own stock, leased through a council scheme with private landlords, leased through a housing association (or registered provider) scheme with private landlord, other (please specify).

Please also provide the post code area (first part of the postcode only is fine) for each of these properties and the number of a) single people housed there in each financial year and b) number of couples without children c) number households with children (along with number of children) for each of these post code areas (or by property used).

Yours faithfully,

Z Bloomfield

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information request: FOI-22874

Thank you for your request dated 20 December 2018

Your request will be answered by 22 January 2019

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your Freedom of Information request relating to the use of properties in Essex for temporary accommodation, we are seeking clarification of your request in order that we can ensure that we provide the correct information in response to your request.

Please can you confirm how you define 'preventative homelessness' - are you seeking information about clients provided with AST in the listed boroughs to prevent homelessness, or a broader definition?

Regards,

David White
Information and Systems Manager
Communities and Environment
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 3943
0 Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information request: FOI-22874

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, dated 20/12/2018.

Your request is currently being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be progressed as soon as we have received the clarification requested below;

Please can you clarify what is meant by preventative Homelessness. Are they clients provided with AST in the listed boroughs to prevent homelessness?

Please quote the reference number in your reply.

If we have not received clarification within 2 months of this email, we will close the request.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Please ask the requestor

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Jaqualine,
Yes. Homeless statutory cases separate from those assisted under homeless prevention.

Yours sincerely,

Z Bloomfield

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request: FOI-22874

Thank you for your clarification dated 18/01/2019.

Your request has been reopened and will now be answered by 15/02/2019.

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact us quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-22874

 

Thank you for your request dated 18 January 2019

 

Our response is as follows:

 

Please specify the number and type of properties you have used separately
in the following boroughs for a) temporary accommodation for homelessness
and b) preventative homelessness by financial year in 2015/16, 2016/17,
2017/18 and 2018 April to December.

 

i)        Basildon

ii)        Braintree

iii)       Brentwood

iv)       Castle Point

v)       Chelmsford

vi)       Colchester

vii)      Epping Forest

viii)     Harlow

ix)       Maldon

x)       Rochford

xi)       Tendring

xii)      Uttlesford

 

a) Temporary accommodation for homelessness 

 

Temporary Accommodation  
LA/Borough Property 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018 TOTAL
Requested Type (Apr

Dec)
Basildon EMERGNCY 2 7   1 10
Braintree N/A    
Brentwood EMERGNCY 1 1 2
Castle N/A    
Point
Chelmsford N/A    
Colchester N/A    
Epping EMERGNCY 1   1
Forest
Harlow N/A    
Maldon N/A    
Rochford N/A    
Tendring EMERGNCY 1 1
Uttlesford N/A          
GRAND 14
TOTAL

·       RBG made a total of 14 placements for Temporary Accommodation in 4
of the boroughs, identified above

 

b) Preventative homelessness by financial year in 2015/16, 2016/17,
2017/18 and 2018 April to December.

 

ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY  
LA/Borough TENURE No of Postcode 2017/18 2018 TOTAL
Requested TYPE Bed/ area (Apr
Size –
Dec)
HACTRAC 1 BED CM20  1  1
Harlow NEWTRAC STUDIO CM20 4   4
1 BED CM20   4 4
GRAND 9
TOTAL

 

·       The table above displays all tenancies secured to prevent
homelessness

 

Please provide the information by property type, tenure and size as
follows (or as close to this as possible depending on how you record the
information):

 

a)       Paid nightly (B and B) room with shared facilities

b)       Paid nightly hostel (room with shared facilities)

c)       room self contained (studio)

d)       1 bed room self contained

e)       2 bed room self contained

f)        3 bed room self contained

g)       4 or more bed room self contained

 

·       Please see Table “TA Placements in Essex” in the attached
document.

 

For each property the tenure type – direct with private landlord, leased
by council from private landlord, housing association, own stock, leased
through a council scheme with private landlords, leased through a housing
association (or registered provider) scheme with private landlord, other
(please specify).

 

·       Please see Table “TA Placements in Essex” in the attached
document.

·       Temporary Accommodation in the requested borough had Emergency
Tenure Types.

 

Please also provide the post code area (first part of the postcode only is
fine) for each of these properties and the number of a) single people
housed there in each financial year and b) number of couples without
children c) number households with children (along with number of
children) for each of these post code areas (or by property used).

 

·       Please see Table “TA Placements in Essex” in the attached
document.

·       A Household Composition with Family denotes they have Children.

·       There were a total of 38 children within the 14 placements,

 

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask
for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us, setting out why you
are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [1][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Central Services

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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